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June 14, 2009

Windows Server 2008 R2 (Beta)

Filed under: Windows Server 2008 R2 — Daniel Ramawidjaja @ 6:46 pm
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Windows Server 2008 R2 only support 64-bit processor
Some copy-paste information from Microsoft for accurate information.

Scalability and Reliability
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/R2-scalability-reliability.aspx
“Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first Windows operating system to be offered for only 64-bit processors.”

Overview the Top 10 Reasons to Upgrade: 1. Powerful Hardware and Scaling Features
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/R2-top-reasons.aspx
“Windows Server 2008 R2 was designed to perform as well or better for the same hardware base as Windows Server 2008. In addition, R2 is the first Windows Server operating system to move solely to a 64-bit architecture.”


My Notes

The installation process of Windows Server 2008 R2 looks very similar to Windows Server 2008. It’s a simple installation that do not ask for the computer name, IP address, or components to be installed. All those things will be configured after the installation completes.

Windows Server 2008 R2 Setup

Logon Process

Windows Server 2008 R2 Logon

Windows Server 2008 R2 Logon

The Interface
The interface is similar to Windows 7, and not different a lot compared to Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.

Windows Server 2008 R2 UI

Windows Server 2008 R2 UI

Active Directory Installation Wizard (DCPROMO)

The Active Directory installation wizard also looks similar to the Windows Server 2008 version. A little bit different here is the forest functional level. By selecting Windows Server 2008 R2 forest functional level, you can enable the Active Directory Recycle Bin. The new feature that is really interesting for me.

Windows Server 2008 R2 DCPROMO

Windows Server 2008 R2 DCPROMO

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