New Features Windows Server 2008 R2

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.

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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





Lesson tags: 70-640-active-directory
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Active Directory is a system which offers centralized control of your computers.


Active Directory Infrastructure


Group Policy