Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration

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About Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Administration

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 officially launched in February 2008 as the successor to Microsoft's previous server OS, Windows Server 2003. This topic page features news, guides and expert technical advice for working with Windows Server 2008, as well as tips on several new features such as Server Core, Hyper-V and the read-only domain controller (RODC). You'll also find details on enhancements to Microsoft Terminal Services and Active Directory, and a variety of new Windows Server 2008 tools and utilities for Windows administrators.