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What are the Windows R2 Server 2008 Core distributions?
The Windows Server 2008 R2 Core distributions feature a new installation option to have a minimalist environment and enable only the server roles that match your needs. Such distributions reduce the frequency of updates and maintenance but also reduce IT risks.
These Windows Server 2008 R2 Core distributions are shipped raw, the administration is via a remote desktop with a Windows command prompt or from the Microsoft Management Console (Microsoft Management Console).
The available editions:
The Server Core (64bit) distributions are proposed:
Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Web Edition:
Only the IIS Web server role is available with this edition. The Windows R2 Server 2008 Core Web edition distribution is ideal for hosting web platforms.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Standard Edition :
The servers functionality of Web IIS, DNS, DHCP, Hyper-V, Active Directory, Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services, Printing Services are available with this edition. The Windows Core Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition is the versatile solution.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Enterprise Edition:
Find the roles of the standard distribution server and also the role of file servers with this edition. This Windows Core Server 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition distribution allows enhanced security and ensures the high availability of your platforms, including through the cluster functionality.
Windows Server 2008 R2 Core Datacenter Edition:
This distribution includes all the available server roles and functions of load balancing and clustering. It also allows the deployment of an unlimited number of anonymous bodies under Windows Hyper-V. The distribution is the most comprehensive Windows R2 Server 2008 Core Edition range.
Find the official description of these different operating systems:
Such distributions only exist in 64-bit.
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