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Windows Server® 2008 Bible by Jeffrey R. Shapiro

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Chapter 25. Service Level

IN THIS CHAPTER

  • Service level management

  • Windows Server 2008 service level tools

  • Task Manager

  • The Reliability and Performance Monitor

  • Performance monitoring guidelines

Preliminary benchmarks of Windows Server 2008 declare it a very capable operating system for running server-based applications. The speed increase in the operating system will appeal to many, and is noticeable from the moment the machine is booted and the OS starts. This will place tremendous burden and responsibility on Windows Server 2008 administrators to ensure the maximum availability of systems, and that too much software clutter doesn't slow down the system. This chapter discusses service level and provides an introduction to Windows Server 2008 performance monitoring.

Understanding Service Level

If there is anything to be learned by this book, it is this: Windows Server 2008 is a major-league operating system. In our opinion, it is the most powerful operating system in existence... for the majority of needs of all enterprises. Only time and service packs will tell if Windows Server 2008 can go up against the big irons such as AS/400, Solaris, S/390, and the like.

Microsoft has aimed Windows Server 2008 squarely at all levels of business and industry and at all business sizes. You will no doubt encounter the rush of diatribe in the industry: 99.9 percent this, 10,000 concurrent hits that, clustering and load balancing, and more. However, every system, server, or OS has its meltdown point, weak ...

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