New Features in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Service Pack 1

Last Updated on July 1, 2015 by

This video explores the new features that are found in Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Service Pack 1. One of the biggest changes in Windows Server 2008 is that it is now very modular. You can customize Windows Server 2008 very easily by adding or subtracting roles and features from the operation system.

Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 1 for R2 New Features
Dynamic memory for Hyper-V
Remote FX

Windows Server 2008 R2 New Features
BranchCache (Requires Windows 7 client)
DirectAcess (Requires Windows 7 client)
Active Directory recycle bin
Starter group polices

Windows Server 2008 Active Directory New Features
Active Directory Certificate Services
Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM)
Active Directory Federation Services
Active Directory Rights Management
Read Only Domain Controllers
Active Directory is now restartable
Granular password Policy
Active Directory database snapshots

Windows Server 2008 Non Active Directory New Features
Self healing NTFS
Parallel session creation for Terminal Services
Clean server shutdown
Server Core

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