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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Chapter 1. Introduction to Windows Server 2008

It’s quite clear just from the name that Windows Server 2008 arrives five years after Windows Server 2003. In human time, that’s not a very long spell, but in computer time, it’s practically an eon.

You might reasonably ask, why so long? You may attribute it to Windows Vista. Windows Vista, released more than five years after its predecessor, Windows XP, includes many new and reworked features in networking, management, administration, and especially security ...

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