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Windows Server® 2008 Inside Out by William R. Stanek

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Chapter 13. Boot Configuration

Unlike earlier releases of server operating systems for Windows, Windows Server 2008 doesn’t boot from an initialization file. Instead, the operating system uses the Windows Boot Manager to initialize and start the operating system. The boot environment dramatically changes the way the operating system starts and is designed to resolve issues related to boot integrity, operating system integrity, and firmware abstraction. The boot environment is loaded prior to the operating system, making it a pre–operating system environment. This ensures that the boot environment ...

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