Windows Server Administration Advantages And Disadvantages

WHAT IS A SERVER?

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A server is a computer program or device that provides a service to another computer program and its user, also known as the client. In a data center, the physical computer that a server program runs on is also frequently referred to as a server. That machine might be a dedicated server or it might be used for other purposes.

How servers work

The term server can refer to a physical machine, a virtual machine or to software that is performing server services. The way that a server works varies considerably depending on how the word server is beign used.

WHAT IS WINDOWS SERVER?

Windows Server is a group of operating systems designed by Microsoft that supports enterprise-level management, data storage, applications, and communications. Previous versions of Windows Server have focused on stability, security, networking, and various improvements to the file system. Other improvements also have included improvements to deployment technologies, as well as increased hardware support. Microsoft has also created specialized SKUs of Windows Server that focus on the home and small business markets. Windows Server 2012 R2 is the latest release of Windows Server, and focuses on cloud computing.

Windows Server Versions

The following table describes the current documented versions of Windows Server.

Server Version Description
Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Emphasizes cloud support with features such as improved IP-addressing, updated Hyper-V, and a new file system (ReFS). Windows Server 2012 R2 includes enhancements to virtualization, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access protection, information protection, web services, and application platform infrastructure.
Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2008 Includes a number of additional security and administrative features shared with Windows Vista: a re-written networking stack, improved Firewall, additional .NET Framework technology, and numerous improvements to the kernel, file, and memory systems.
Integrates a number of features from Windows XP. Includes improved networking installation and integration, improved web services, and increased capabilities for DTFS.

A server administrator, or admin has the overall control of a server. This is usually in the context of a business organization, where a server administrator oversees the performance and condition of multiple servers in the business organization, or it can be in the context of a single person running a game server.

WHAT IS WINDOWS SERVER ADMINISTRATION?

 

Windows Server Administration is an advanced computer networking topic that includes server installation and configuration, server roles, storage, Active Directory and Group Policy, file, print, and web services, remote access, virtualization, application servers, troubleshooting, performance, and reliability

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