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Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
Windows Server 2008 Standard is one of Microsoft's entry level
server offerings (alongside Windows Web Server 2008) and is one of
the least expensive of the various editions available. Only a
64-bit versions are available, and in terms of hardware Standard
Edition supports up to 32GB of RAM and 4 processors.
Windows Server 2008 is primarily targeted and small and mid-sized
businesses (SMBs) and is ideal for providing domain, web, DNS,
remote access, print, file and application services. Support for
clustering, however, is notably absent from this edition.
An upgrade path to Windows Server 2008 Standard is available from
Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition.
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition provides greater
functionality and scalability than the Standard Edition. As with
Standard Edition, only a 64-bit version is available. Enhancements
include support for as many as 8 processors and up to 2TB of RAM.
Additional features of the Enterprise edition include support for
clusters of up to 8 nodes and Active Directory Federated Services
Windows Server 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows Server
2003 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
may all be upgraded to Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition
The Datacenter edition represents the top end of the Windows Server
2008 product range and is targeted at mission critical enterprises
requiring stability and high uptime levels. Windows Server 2008
Datacenter edition is tied closely to the underlying hardware
through the implementation of custom Hardware Abstraction Layers
(HAL). As such, it is currently only possible to obtain Datacenter
edition as part of a hardware purchase.
As with other versions, the Datacenter edition is available only in
a 64-bit version and supports up to 2TB of RAM. In addition, this
edition supports a minimum of 8 processors up to a maximum of 64.
Upgrade paths to Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition are
available from the Datacenter editions of Windows 2000 and 2003.
Windows Web Server 2008
Windows Web Server 2008 is essentially a version of Windows Server
2008 designed primarily for the purpose of providing web services.
It includes Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 along with
associated services such as Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)
and Telnet. It is available in a 64-bit version only and supports
up to 4 processors. RAM is limited to 32GB.
Windows Web Server 2008 lacks many of the features present in other
editions such as clustering, BitLocker drive encryption, multipath
I/O, Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), Removable Storage
Management and SAN Management.
Windows Server 2008 System Requirements:
This software is intended for evaluation and deployment planning
purposes only. If you plan to install the software on your primary
computer, it is recommended that you back up your existing data
prior to installation.
To use Windows Server 2008, you need:
• Minimum: 1 GHz (x86 processor) or 1.4 GHz (x64 processor)
• Recommended: 2 GHz or faster
Note: An Intel Itanium 2 processor is required for Windows Server 2008
for Itanium-Based Systems.
• Minimum: 512 MB RAM
• Recommended: 2 GB RAM or greater
• Maximum (32-bit systems): 4 GB (Standard) or 64 GB (Enterprise
• Maximum (64-bit systems): 32 GB (Standard) or 1 TB (Enterprise
and Datacenter) or 2 TB (Itanium-Based Systems)
Available Disk Space
• Minimum: 10 GB
• Recommended: 40 GB or greater
Note: Computers with more than 16 GB of RAM will require more disk space
for paging, hibernation, and dump files.
Display and Peripherals
• Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor
• Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device
Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration
and the applications and features you choose to install. Processor
performance is dependent upon not only the clock frequency of the
processor, but the number of cores and the size of the processor
cache. Disk space requirements for the system partition are
approximate. Itanium-based and x64-based operating systems will
vary from these disk size estimates. Additional available hard-disk
space may be required if you are installing over a network. For
more information, see the Windows Server product site.
Installation and Activation
Evaluating Windows Server 2008 software does not require product
activation or entering a product key. Any edition of Windows Server
2008 may be installed without activation and evaluated for an
initial 60 days.
If you need more time to evaluate Windows Server 2008, the 60-day
evaluation period may be reset (or re-armed) three times, extending
the original 60-day evaluation period by up to 180 days for a total
possible evaluation time of 240 days. After this time, you will
need to uninstall the software or upgrade to a fully-licensed
version of Windows Server 2008.