Microsoft this week made available its second release candidate for Windows Server 2008, keeping the server software on track for a late February 2008 delivery.
The company released the details on the Windows Server Division Weblog. The latest release candidate has added some Group Policy manageability enhancements called Group Policy Preferences, which were formerly known as PolicyMaker Standard Edition and Policy Share Manager.
Hyper-V will not be available until roughly 180 days after the release of Windows Server 2008.
Microsoft said that more than 1.8 million customers have downloaded Windows Server 2008 code so far.