Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation

October 20, 2009

In the past few weeks Onsite Computer Services in New Orleans has been inundated with questions regarding the Windows Server® 2008 R2 Foundation operating system, which is the most recent edition of Windows Server 2008.  In this post Onsite will attempt to describe some of the differences between Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation and other editions of Windows Server 2008 R2.

Although the core features of the assorted Windows Server 2008 are the same, there are important differences between Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation and other editions of technet.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/dd459137.aspx that you should be aware of before you deploy Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation.

Some of the Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation differences from other editions of Windows Server 2008 R2 are best described in this table.

There are a plethora of other differences in the Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation operating system, especially when considering the active directory limits.  One important fact is the server must be a member of a workgroup or, if joined to a domain, joined at the root of the forest as a member server or domain controller.

A brief discussion of other key issues Onsite Computer noticed:

Supported users</strong>

X86 sockets

X64 Sockets

Random Access Memory (RAM)

Failover cluster nodes

Server Message Block connections

Onsite Computer Services recommends if you need to support more than 30 simultaneous inbound connections, than install either Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard or one of the other Windows Server 2008 editions.

If you’re searching for New Orleans computer service or repair of your Microsoft based system or network, then call the Microsoft specialists at Onsite Computer Services, Inc. in New Orleans 504-469-6991.

You may also be interested in Onsite Computer’s Blog.

This New Orleans On-Site Computer Service post was provided by Eli Lucas. Eli can be reached at eli@onsitenola.com. Onsite Computer serves the Microsoft computing needs of small businesses throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Jefferson, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District. Please visit our website at http://www.onsitenola.com.

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