Chapter 6. Other enhancements

There are a lot more new features and enhancements in Windows Server 2012 R2 than the ones we’ve covered in the previous chapters. But since time and space are limited in this short book based on the Preview release of the platform, we’re only going to look at what’s new in the following features in this penultimate chapter:

  • Internet Information Services (IIS)

  • Remote Desktop Services (RDS)

  • Group Policy

  • Workplace Join

IIS 8.5

Microsoft positioned Windows Server 2012 as a highly scalable and elastic platform for cloud computing. IIS 8.0 in Windows Server 2012 introduced a number of new capabilities that were beneficial to a wide spectrum of customers ranging from an enterprise hosting line of business (LoB) applications or ...

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