Windows Server 2008 New Features/Required Editions Grid


Microsoft.com has posted a nifty grid at https://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/compare-features.aspx that shows you which versions of Windows Server 2008 are required for the new features:


New and Updated Features in Windows Server 2008












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New/Updated Features


Enterprise


Datacenter


Standard


Web


Itanium


License Requirements


Internet Information Services 7.0


Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Covered by server license. No incremental licensing requirements.


Hyper-V


Available

Available

Available

Not Available

Not Available

Covered by server license. No incremental licensing requirements.


Network Access Protection


Available

Available

Available

Not Available

Not Available

Covered by server license. No incremental licensing requirements.


AD Rights Management Services (RMS)


Available

Available

Available

Not Available

Not Available

Covered by server license, but incremental RMS CALs required, similar to Terminal Services.


Terminal Services Gateway and RemoteApp


Available

Available

Available

Not Available

Not Available

Covered by server license, but incremental TS CALs required, similar to AD Rights Management Services.


Server Manager


Available

Available

Available

Available

Available

Covered by server license. No incremental licensing requirements.


Windows Deployment Services


Available

Available

Available

Not Available

Not Available

Covered by server license. No incremental licensing requirements.


Server Core


Available

Available

Available

Available

Not Available

Covered by server license. No incremental licensing requirements.

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