PeterW (6th August 2011)
Can someone give me the major differences between 2008 and R2, other than it allows the connections (in AD) for Windows 7, and that it is 64 bit only...
PeterW (6th August 2011)
The answer is LOTS and LITTLE depending on what you want to do with the platform.
Terminal Services got a massive upgrade on R2 becoming Remote Desktop Services
The kernel was unified with Windows 7 so compatibility of drivers and stuff is improved
Included version of Hyper-V was new and finally got the availability features of Xen and VMware
Applocker was introduced
Could go on all day, but here is a good place to start...
Windows Server 2008 R2: What's New
Is the question you are asking 'Is it worth upgrading from 2008? to 2008R2'
The answer then would be mixed based on what you want to achieve
I would advocate upgrading from 2008 to 2008R2, because everything you can do on 2008, you can do on 2008R2, and it would not hurt to upgrade to 2008R2. You can always run one side by side and you can see the comparison
Windows 2008 r2 is build off the windows 7 core, whereas 2008 is from the vista core << biggest reason to upgrade if you ask me
My question is more on the study side to be honest. I have apprentices studying towards 2008 R2 exams, but there is no material available for this, and they are using 2008 stuff currently.
How rude of me, thanks all for the comments!
In that respect its similar, but there a few differences with gpos and such like
GREED (22nd July 2011)
Cheers buddy, that has put my nerves at rest!
No worries. A word of warning they may get a few answers wrong due to the subtle differences....
Tbh I have taken a few of the so called R2 2008 exams and they talk about 2008 R2 and windows 7 but most of the content is really 2008 material, they have just added R2. As far of the exams go the extra things to study on are Branchcache, direct access and the fact R2 can back up to a network location etc.
Oh and btw the R2 books are being released at the moment.
Last edited by ChrisH; 22nd July 2011 at 11:40 PM.
GREED (25th July 2011)
Thanks Chris that is a big help.
My concerns have been transferred slight due to one of my guys failing his retake of Win 7 680... NOT GOOD NEWS!
Failed the retake? when you fail the exam first time round it tells you where to brush up...if he failed to do that then whip him (literally) lol
Beat him....hard! lol
The R2 books for the 70-642 and 70-640 have recently come out and are available (make sure you get the 2nd edition). The R2 version of 70-646 keeps getting pushed back and is now due out in August. It is possible to do the exams with the original material and the ebook (+ labbing and working on R2 obviously) as it's how I had to do it, but if they'd feel more comfortable with the whole R2 kit and kaboodle it's out now.
The exam will definitely feature R2 questions in some shape or form.
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