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Windows Server 2008 Technologies

The following table describes new and updated technologies for Windows Server 2008.

FeatureDescription

Active Directory Rights Management Services

Rights Management provides the ability for client computers to run applications based on Rights Management technologies.

For a list of API additions, see RMS in Windows Server 2008.

Active Directory Rights Management Services Scripting

The Microsoft Windows Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS) Scripting API can be used to create scripts to administer an AD RMS installation.

For more information, see Active Directory Rights Management Services Scripting API.

Core Windows

For a list of API additions, see Windows Server 2008.

Distributed File System

Distributed File System (DFS) allows administrators to group shared folders located on different servers and present them to users as a virtual tree of folders known as a namespace. A namespace provides numerous benefits, including increased availability of data, load sharing, and simplified data migration.

For more information, see the What's New in DFS in Windows Server 2008.

Failover Cluster API

For a list of API additions, see What's New in the Failover Cluster API.

File Server Resource Manager

The File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) API is used to limit the size of a given directory using directory quotas, restrict the type of data that can be stored under a given directory using file screens, and generate storage reports that administrators can use to analyze storage utilization.

For more information, see File Server Resource Manager.

Server Core for Windows Server 2008

Server Core is a minimal installation of Windows Server 2008 that requires users to complete the initial configuration from the command line.

For more information, see Server Core.

Terminal Services

For a list of updates, see What's New in Windows Server 2008.

Volume Shadow Copy Service

The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a set of COM APIs that implements a framework to allow volume backups to be performed while applications on a system continue to write to the volumes.

For more information, see the What's New in VSS in Windows Server 2008.

Windows Error Reporting

For a list of new features, see What's New in WER.

 

 

 

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