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IT Career JumpStart: An Introduction to PC Hardware, Software, and Networking by Randy Muller, Joey Alpern, Naomi J. Alpern

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Chapter 12

Windows Server 2008 R2 Origins and Platforms

In This chapter

  • Origins of Windows Server
  • NT 4.0
  • Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008/Windows Server 2008 R2

or•i•gin n : the source from which something is derived

Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft's latest server operating system, has come a long way from its ancestor, Windows NT. The first version of NT to be released was NT 3.1, in July 1993. NT 3.5 followed in September 1994, and NT 4 was released in July 1996. The current release of Microsoft's business class workstation is called Windows 7 and the server operating system is called Windows Server 2008 R2. This chapter covers NT 4.0, Windows 2000/Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 and the differences ...

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