Reason #3: Finally, Vista Backend Support
A third reason is support for Windows Vista. When it released Vista, Microsoft included a whole host of features which had no homea new TCP/IP protocol, integrated Network Access Protection (NAP) client, hundreds of new policy settings and much more. Organizations looking to deploy Vista could not fully take advantage of these features because there was no corresponding back end server OS.
Running NAP with Vista and Windows Server 2008
Now, with the release of Windows Server 2008 and especially Service Pack 1 for Vista, organizations can take a much more serious look at Vista and begin to see why this OS can really help organizations take better control of their desktop and mobile PC environments.
NAP alone is a major boon to any organization concerned about security an access control in their networks. Using Windows Server 2008 at the back end, organizations can now set up a complete access control solution that will quarantine and then update clients before they are linked to the network. Setting up these environments is not necessarily easy, but it is greatly facilitated by the new management interface in Windows Server 2008, Server Manager. Server Manager will automatically control the addition of complex roles such as NAP to ensure that all required dependencies are deployed at the same time.
In addition, Server Manager is extensible, meaning that when new features or services become available, they will integrate directly within the Server Manager interface facilitating their deployment.
Take a long hard look at Windows Server 2008. It is a very powerful OS that has nothing but major improvements over its predecessors. It provides the best integrated IDA on the market and it will revolutionize the virtualization industry by bringing server virtualization at your fingertips. Microsoft delivered and delivered big with this product.
There is something for everyone in this releasea windowless OS, integrated management tools, a perfect marriage with the Vista client and much more. Dont pass up this opportunity to secure and protect your assets with this powerful OS.
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