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

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Versions of Windows Server 2008

Windows Server 2008 is offered in the following 32-bit and 64-bit editions:

  • Windows Server 2008 Web Edition

  • Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition

  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition

  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition

Windows Server 2008 will be the last 32-bit Windows server operating system. Since virtually all servers sold are 64-bit compliant, give serious thought to switching to a 64-bit environment. The increase in address space results in a significant increase in performance. Also, a 64-bit version takes advantage of the hardware to offer additional security features. At the server, driver availability is no longer a problem. While it’s true that a 64-bit system will no longer run 16-bit applications, if ...

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