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Mastering Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 by Byron Hynes, Wendy Henry, Aidan Finn, Darril Gibson, Mark Minasi

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Chapter 4. Windows Server 2008 IPv4: What Has Changed?

It's a safe bet that most people reading this book who wanted to get straight into the meat of Windows 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 would probably either quickly skim or skip through this chapter after reading its title. That would be a serious mistake, though, so don't be tempted to do that! Our author team started looking at, and working with, Windows Server 2008 long before the scheduled general general-release. Friends, colleagues, and customers often asked the same questions: "Why should we deploy Windows 2008? " "It's just a fancy upgraded version of Windows Server 2003, right?" Wrong. It's hard to put in one sentence how wrong that conclusion is. And that's even before we start thinking ...

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