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Introducing Windows Server 2008 R2. Technical Overview. Technology Investment Areas. Virtualization. Management. Web. Hyper-V™ with Live Migration Hot Add/Remove VM Storage Remote Desktop Services. Power Management Windows PowerShell AD Administrative Center Best Practices Analyzer.

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technology investment areas
Technology Investment Areas




Hyper-V™ with Live Migration

Hot Add/Remove VM Storage

Remote Desktop Services

Power Management

Windows PowerShell

AD Administrative Center

Best Practices Analyzer

IIS 7.5

ASP .NET on Server Core

Enhanced FTP and WebDAV

Administration Modules & Cmdlets

Solid Foundation for Enterprise Workloads

Scalability and Reliability

Better Together with Windows 7

256 Core Support


Boot from SAN or VHD

Support for Solid-state Devices

File Classification Infrastructure



Enhanced Group Policies

RemoteApp & Desktop Connections


Virtualization in WS08R2:

  • Server virtualization with Hyper-V
  • Presentation virtualization with RDS
increasing availability live migr ation
Increasing AvailabilityLive Migration

Virtual Machine

Virtual Machine

Memory Content

Memory Sync

Configuration Data


Node 1


Node 2



Network Storage

64 logical processor support
64 Logical Processor Support
  • Overview
    • Provides Hyper-V the ability to utilizes up to 64 of the logical processor pool presented to Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Benefits
    • Significantly increases host server density
    • Easily provide multiple processers per virtual machine
vm chimney tcp offload support
VM Chimney (TCP Offload Support)
  • Overview
    • TCP/IP traffic in a VM can be offloaded to a physical NIC on the host computer. (disabled by default)
  • Benefits
    • Reduce CPU burden
    • Networking offload to improve performance
    • Live Migration is fully supported with Full TCP Offload
  • Cautions:
    • Not all applications benefit from Chimney
      • Works best for long-lived connections with large data transfers
      • Applications with pre-posted buffers
    • Chimney capable hardware supports a fixed number of offloaded connections – shared between all VMs
virtual machine queue vmq
Virtual Machine Queue (VMQ)
  • Overview
    • NIC can DMA packets directly into VM memory
      • VM Device buffer gets assigned to one of the queues
      • Avoids packet copies in the VSP
      • Avoids route lookup in the virtual switch (VMQ Queue ID)
    • Allows the NIC to essentially appear as multiple NICs on the physical host (queues)
    • Disabled by default
  • Benefits
    • Host no longer has device DMA data in its own buffer resulting in a shorter path length for I/O (performance gain)
processor compatibility mode
Processor Compatibility Mode
  • Overview
    • Allows Live Migration across different CPU versions within the same processor family (i.e. Intel-to-Intel and AMD-to-AMD).
      • Does NOT enable cross platform from Intel to AMD or vice versa.
    • Configure compatibility on a per-VM basis.
    • Abstracts the VM down to the lowest common denominator in terms of instruction sets available to the VM.
  • Benefits
    • Provides a great deal of migration flexibility within clusters.
    • Enables migration across a broader range of Hyper-V host hardware.
    • No specific hardware requirements needed.
streamlining virtualization management
Streamlining Virtualization Management
  • Hyper-V Management Console
  • PowerShell command-line interface
  • System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008
simplifying deployment
Simplifying Deployment
  • Boot from .vhd
    • Enables pre-configuration of virtual and physical computers
    • Reduces the number of managed images
    • Simplifies test deployments



remote desktop services in r2
Remote Desktop Services in R2
  • RDS and VDI – An Integrated Solution
    • Single broker to connect users to sessions or virtual machines, out of the box solution for VDI scenarios with Hyper-V
  • Improving the User Experience
    • Experience rich multimedia, VoIP integration, aero glass remoting, true multi-monitor support
  • RemoteApp & Desktop Connections
    • Centrally hosted applications integrated into start menu, desktop, etc. Can personalize a non-work PC with work applications without installing them locally
  • Improved Management Tool Set
    • Reduce repetitive task with RDS Powershell support, improved application install, connection broker install & profile management
  • Platform Investments
    • Multiple levels of extensibility for custom partner solutions for Remote Desktop Services & VDI based solutions
rds vdi an integrated solution
RDS & VDI – AnIntegrated Solution

Remote App Servers


Remote Desktops



RemoteApp & Desktop Web Access Server

Remote Desktop Gateway Server

Remote Desktop Connection Broker

  • Power management

Streamlined administration

  • Windows PowerShell remote scenarios
  • PowerShell graphical interface
  • Extending Windows PowerShell scripts
  • AD & Identity management
  • Best Practice Analyzers
power management
Power Management

2.8 GHz Dual

Core Processor

  • Core Parking
  • Adjusting P-states
  • Centralizedstorage



Core 1 Active


Core 2 Inactive


Core 1

Storage Area



Core 3 Inactive


Core 4 Inactive



Core 2

power savings ws03 vs ws08 rtm vs r2
Power SavingsWS03 vs. WS08 RTM vs. R2

Lower is better


remote powershell scenarios
Remote PowerShell Scenarios
  • Fan-Out (1 to Many)
    • Send the script
    • Select properties – Allows you to specify which properties to bring back
    • Throttling – limits number of concurrent operations
    • Async support – Runs the command in background on client
  • Fan-In (Many to 1)
    • Hosting model
    • Share static data between sessions (eg: cmdlet metadata from snap-in)
    • Send progress information to client (eg: Connecting, Connected)
the powershell graphical interfaces
The PowerShell Graphical Interfaces


Graphical PowerShell

Multi-tabbed interface

Integrated development environment

Syntax coloring

extending powershell scripts
Extending PowerShell Scripts
  • Advanced functions
  • Call .NET APIs
  • Improved debugging
  • Event log subscription
  • Write cmdlets in PowerShell script
  • Script translation
  • New cmdlets
  • Community site
ad identity management
AD & Identity Management
  • Active Directory server role enhancements
    • New forest functional level
    • Windows PowerShell management
    • Microsoft System Center Management Pack
  • Active Directory Administrative Center
    • Recycle Bin
    • Offline domain join
    • Managed service accounts
  • Active Directory Federated Services update
    • Authentication assurance
configuration assurance
Configuration Assurance
  • Integrated Best Practice Analyzer
    • Validates configuration information
    • Enhances infrastructure reliability
    • Improves compliance with service level agreements
  • Performance & Scalability

File Classification Infrastructure

Failover Clustering

Storage Performance

Backup & Recovery

performance and scalability
Performance and Scalability

256 Logical Cores

Reduced overhead via Server Core

High performance storage

performance scalability
Performance & Scalability
  • CPUs
    • Support for 256 Logical Processors (LP)
    • NUMA enhancements
    • System Topology APIs
  • Virtualization
    • Live Migration
    • SLAT support (NPT/SPT)
    • NUMA scheduling improvements
  • Power
    • Improved Processor Power Management Policies & additional optimization of Windows Server component power usage

Reduced Memory





2008 R2

Scale -

256 p


performance scalability c ontinued
Performance & ScalabilityContinued…
  • Memory Footprint Reduction
    • General OS memory reductions
    • Reductions in non-paged memory
    • Trigger start of drivers and services
  • Wide Area Network
    • File copy improvements (per-file round trips reduced
      • Downloads: 5 (old) to 3 (new)
      • Uploads: 4 (old) to 3 (new)
scaling improvements
Scaling Improvements

FSCT File Server Workload (16 core server)

OLTP SQL Server Workload

+ 32%

1.7x scaling



document management in the box
Document Management in the Box
  • Market Drivers
  • Policy Definition
  • File Classification Infrastructure
  • The FCI Ecosystem
customer challenges cost and risk
Customer challenges - cost and risk

Storage growth

Storage cost


Security and Information leakage

Increasing data management needs / many data management products

m a nage data based on business value
Manage data based on business value
  • Step 1:
  • Classify data
  • Step 2:
  • Apply policy according to classification
file classification infrastructure
File Classification Infrastructure
  • Extensible infrastructure-Partner ecosystem
  • Inbox end to end scenarios
  • Integration with SharePoint

Set classification properties API for external applications

Get classification properties API for external applications

Discover Data

Extract classification properties

Classify Data

Store classification properties

Apply Policy based on classification

Windows Server 2008 R2

File Classification Extensibility points

  • Automatic classification
  • Location
  • Content
  • Owner
  • Other
  • Step 1:
  • Classify data
  • Step 2:
  • Apply policy based on classification

IT Scripts


Line Of Business application





Custom commands



Leakage prevention

Inbox functionality


In house IT

  • The OS as Components
    • Install only what you need
  • Example: Server Core, Branch RoDC
    • Server = Kernel, TCP/IP & Security
    • Role = Active Directory Services
    • Features = BitLocker
cluster shared volumes
Cluster Shared Volumes

Concurrent access to a single file system





Single Volume

improvements in recovery and backup
Improvements in Recovery and Backup
  • Windows Server Backup
  • Recovering disk volumes using LUN Resynchronization
  • Integration with System Center Data Protection Manager 2007
improvements in windows server backup
Improvements in Windows Server Backup
  • Backup specific files and folders.
  • Perform incremental backup of system state.
  • Perform scheduled backups to volumes.
  • Perform scheduled backups to network shared folders.
  • Manage backups by using PowerShell.
improvements in full volume recovery
Improvements in Full Volume Recovery
  • Comparison of LUN Resynchronization and Volume Shadow Copy Service
  • Comparison of LUN Resynchronization and LUN Swap
  • LUN Resynchronization benefits
  • Recovery using LUN Resynchronization
new security for dns services
New Security for DNS Services

Windows Server 2008 R2’s new DNSsec feature:

  • Allows DNS Client to verify authenticity of DNS records
  • Create protected DNS zones in DNS Server
  • DNS Client can be Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2
  • DNS Server must be Windows Server 2008 R2
lun resynchronization benefits
LUN Resynchronization Benefits
  • Perform fast recovery of volumes
  • Reduce server workload while recovering volumes
  • Integrate with existing volume recovery methods
  • Compatibility with future operating systems
recovery using lun resynchronization
Recovery Using LUN Resynchronization

LUN Resynchronization

Shadow Copy LUN


  • DirectAccess™


Read-Only DFS for branch security

Serving Up the Virtual Desktop

Protection for Mobile Data

  • Remote access is now ubiquitous
  • Comprehensive anywhere access for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Seamless, always-on, secure connectivity; no separate client software required
    • Utilizes networking technologies already in Windows Server 2008
    • No separate action required to connect to corpnet while remote. Corpnet is simply there.
    • Leverages policy-based network access
    • Enables desktop management regardless of client location.

IPv4 Devices

IPv6 Devices

Support IPv4 via 6to4 transition services or NAT-PT

IT desktop management

DirectAccess provides transparent, secured access to intranet resources without a VPN

Native IPv6 with IPSec

Allows desktop management of DirectAccess clients

AD Group Policy, NAP, software updates

IPv6 Transition Services

Supports direct connectivity to IPv6-based intranet resources




Supports variety of remote network protocols

Allows IPSec encryption and authentication

Windows 7 Client

  • Reduces Wide Area Network (WAN) link utilization
  • Completely transparent to the user
  • Supports end-to-end encryption between clients and servers
  • HTTP, SMB and BITS protocols are optimized
  • Two deployment models:
    • Distributed mode
    • Hosted caching
improving branch performance distributed mode
Improving Branch PerformanceDistributed Mode

Second client downloads identifiers from main office server

Client 1

Main Office

Client 2

First client downloads data from main office server

Branch Office

Second client searches local network for data and downloads from first client

improving branch performance hosted caching
Improving Branch PerformanceHosted Caching

Second client downloads from hosted cache

Content pushed to hosted cache from first client

Client 1

Main Office

First client downloads data from main office server

Client 2

Branch Office

Second client downloads identifiers from main office server

improving branch office security
Improving Branch Office Security

Regional Datacenter

Support for read-only DFS

Read-only Replica of DFS

Read/Write Replica of DFS

Branch Office

Provides a read-only, replica copy of read/write DFS resources

Deletions are not allowed

Prevents modifications within branch office

protection for mobile data
Protection for Mobile Data
  • Encrypt data on removable drives
  • Provided by BitLocker to Go Drive Encryption
  • Store encryption keys in Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory

Windows Server 2008 R2 Active Directory


Introducing IIS 7.5

Expanding IIS Manager

Easier Troubleshooting

IIS 7.5 FTP Services

Extensible architecture

new management tools
New Management Tools
  • Enhanced IIS Manager
    • Configuration Editor
    • IIS Manager UI Extensions
    • Request Filtering
  • Windows PowerShell Provider
  • .NET on Server Core
reducing troubleshooting effort
Reducing Troubleshooting Effort
  • Auditing changes and application configuration
  • Failed Request Tracing for FastCGI
  • Best Practice Analyzer
iis 7 5 ftp services
IIS 7.5 FTP Services
  • Supports New Web Standards
    • FTP over SSL
    • USC and UTF8
    • IPv6
  • Virtual Host Names
extending iis functionality and features
Extending IIS Functionality and Features

Introduced Modularity and Extensibility

Windows Server 2008

Extensions bundled with IIS 7.5

3rd Party

PowerShell Provider, FTP publishing, WebDAV publishing and New IIS Administration Pack modules

Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Increased server consolidation
  • Greater administrative control
  • Rich Web-based experiences
  • Performance and scalability enhancements
  • Unprecedented synergies with client OS
  • Anywhere access
  • Taking an enterprise-class foundation to the next level

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