8 August 2011
In my earlier article I have been discussed about the difference between Active Directory 2003 and Active Directory 2008, DNS 2003 and DNS 2008, Group policy 2003 and Group policy 2008, I would like to discuss about the difference between windows 2003 and windows 2008
Difference between windows 2003 and windows 2008
- Windows server 2008 Installation is faster because it’s 32 bit where as 2003 it is 16 bit as well as 32 bit, to know more
- Windows deployment services (WDS) instead of RIS in 2003 server
- Services are known as role in windows server 2008, like Active Directory has been renamed to Active Directory DomainServices (AD DS)
- Windows server 2008 Boot sequence is changed
- Virtualization (Hyper-V) is the main difference between windows 2003 and windows 2008
- PowerShell been fully supported, you can manage easily using PowerShell script and PowerShell commands
- New power-saving features been introduced in windows server 2008. It includes updated support for Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) processor power management (PPM) features, including support for processor performance states (P-states) and processor idle sleep states on multiprocessor systems. These features can be managed through Group Policies.
- Security has been Improved, features like Bitlocker
- IIS updated version
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