Windows 2008 Server

Windows 2008 Server

Edition Comparison by Technical Specification

Specification Web Standard Enterprise Data Center
Cross-File Replication (DFS-R) Yes Yes Yes
Failover Cluster Nodes (Nodes) 16 16
Fault Tolerant Memory Sync Yes Yes
Hot Add Memory Yes
Hot Add Processors Yes
Hot Replace Memory Yes
Hot Replace Processors Yes
Network Access Connections (IAS) 50 Unlimited Unlimited
Network Access Connections (RRAS) 250 Unlimited Unlimited
Remote Desktop Admin Connections 2 2 2 2
Remote Desktop Services Gateway 250 Unlimited Unlimited
Virtual Image Use Rights Guest Host + 1 VM Host + 4 VM Unlimited
x64 RAM 32 GB 32 GB 2 TB 2 TB
x64 Sockets 4 4 8 64

New and Updated Features in Windows Server 2008 R2

New/Updated Features Web Standard Enterprise Data Center
AD Rights Management Services Yes Yes Yes
BranchCache™ Content Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
BranchCache™ Hosted Server Yes Yes
DirectAccess Yes Yes Yes
Hyper-V™ Yes Yes Yes
Internet Information Services 7.5 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Network Access Protection Yes Yes Yes
Remote Desktop Services Yes Yes Yes
Server Core Yes Yes Yes Yes
Server Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Deployment Services Yes Yes Yes
Windows PowerShell™ Yes Yes Yes Yes

Edition Comparison by Server Role

Server Role Web Standard Enterprise Data Center
Active Directory Certificate Services [1] Yes Yes
Active Directory Domain Services Yes Yes Yes
Active Directory Federation Services Yes Yes
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Yes Yes Yes
Active Directory Rights Management Services Yes Yes Yes
Application Server Yes Yes Yes
DHCP Server Yes Yes Yes
DNS Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fax Server Yes Yes Yes
File Services [2] Yes Yes
Hyper-V Yes Yes Yes
Network Policy and Access Services [3] Yes Yes
Print and Document Services Yes
Remote Desktop Services [4] Yes Yes
Web Services (IIS) Yes Yes
Windows Deployment Services Yes Yes Yes

[1] Limited to creating Certificate Authorities – no other ADCS features (NDES, Online Responder Service.)
[2] Limited to 1 standalone DFS root.
[3] Limited to 250 RRAS connections, 50 IAS connections, and 2 IAS Server Groups.
[4] Limited to 250 Remote Desktop Services Gateway connections.