Introduction

Windows Server 2008 R2 is the latest release of the Windows Server operating system. Over the years, it has evolved quite dramatically from the early days of Windows NT Server, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, or even Windows 2008. With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft again has introduced a number of new technologies intended to help IT professionals improve their ability to provide network services to the clients they serve.

We’ve had the opportunity to write a book on every version of Windows Server over the past two decades, and when we set out to write this book, we wanted to once again provide you, the reader, with a lot of really valuable information. Instead of just marketing fluff that talks about features and ...

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