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  • Is it the same OS ?

    Hi,

    Does Windows Web Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 is the same as windows web server 2008 R2 ?

    Thanks

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    Re: Is it the same OS ?

    No -- Server 2008 and Server 2008 R2 (any editions) are different products, with quite different functionality.
    Think of 2008 as being on the same level as Vista and 2008 R2 as being similar to Win7 and you have the general idea.
    Tom Jones
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      Re: Is it the same OS ?

      Thanks,

      So why MS keeps updating the old 2008 to SP2 ?
      isn't it the same as windows 2003 --> windows 2003 SP2 = R2 ?

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      • #4
        Re: Is it the same OS ?

        No again 2003 and 2003 R2 are not the same product (regardless of SP).

        Ask yourself this:
        Can you turn Vista into Win7 by applying a Service Pack?

        MS keep updating 2008 in the same way as they keep updating XP or any other OS -- to fix faults and (sometimes) to give new functionality, but not the same functionality as R2.
        If they had called it "Server 2009" or "Windows 7 Server" would that have made it clearer?
        Last edited by Ossian; 23rd August 2010, 08:17.
        Tom Jones
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        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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          Re: Is it the same OS ?

          Thanks,

          Where can I find the differences between them ?

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          • #6
            Re: Is it the same OS ?

            Apologies-- I thought I posted this earlier
            http://www.aspfree.com/c/a/MS-SQL-Se...erver-2008-R2/
            General article on R2 and changes from RTM

            http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/46831
            First of 3 very good articles on security changes from RTM to R2
            Tom Jones
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            PhD, MSc, FIAP, MIITT
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            Ossian Ltd
            Scotland

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