Windows Vista + Windows Server 2008 = Unbeatable IT

While perusing the Windows Server 2008 Launch site and, this article came in light across this list of things that make your IT estate the envy of your peers by using Vista on the desktop and Server 2008 in the back office.  It kicked off by talking about how Vista and Server 2008 came from the same […]

While perusing the Windows Server 2008 Launch site and, this article came in light across this list of things that make your IT estate the envy of your peers by using Vista on the desktop and Server 2008 in the back office.  It kicked off by talking about how Vista and Server 2008 came from the same family and has shared code etc.  I guess you might call them siblings?

"Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 originally began as part of a single development project, and as such they share a number of new technologies across networking, storage, security and management. Although the development of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 have branched into separate releases with different release cycles, many of these enhancements apply to both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. When organizations deploy both operating systems, they will see how the combined client-server infrastructure provides even greater advantages."

Features

IT professionals who are administering a Windows Vista / Windows Server 2008 infrastructure will notice many improvements in how they control and manage their environment.

  • Maintenance is greatly simplified by the use of a single model for updates and service packs across client and server.
  • Client computers can monitor for specific events and forward to Windows Server 2008 for centralized monitoring and reporting.
  • Windows Deployment Services provides much faster and more reliable operating system deployment.
  • Network Access Protection features on Windows Server 2008 ensure that Windows Vista clients connecting to the network are compliant with security policies and restricted from accessing network resources if not.

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Microsoft, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Longhorn, Server, IT, Deployment