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Windows Server® 2008 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 7. Configuring Roles, Role Services, and Features

Windows Server 2008 has different configuration architecture than its predecessors. You prepare servers for use by installing and configuring the following components:

  • Server roles. Server roles are related sets of software components that allow servers to perform a specific function for users and other computers on networks. A computer can be dedicated to a single role, such as Active Directory Domain Services, or a computer can provide multiple roles.

  • Role services. Role services are software components that provide the functionality ...

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