Microsoft® Windows® Storage Server 2008 Enterprise operating systems provide a user interface for initial server configuration, unified storage appliance management, simplified setup and management of storage and shared folders, and support for Microsoft iSCSI Software Target. It is specially tuned to provide optimal performance for network-attached storage. Windows Storage Server 2008 provides significant enhancements in share and storage management scenarios, as well as integration of storage appliance management components and functionality.
Windows Storage Server 2008 Enterprise Features
Windows Storage Server 2008 Enterprise provides more efficient and unified file management by extending and consolidating the management interface. This includes the following features and functionality:
Initial Configuration Tasks user interface simplifies setting up the storage appliance. See Initial Configuration Tasks for more information.
Share and Storage Management is a snap-in that includes two wizards for provisioning shares and storage. See Share and Storage Management for more information.
Network File System (NFS) provides an identity mapping interface and wizard. See Microsoft Services for Network File System for more information.
Remote Desktop for Administration provides a Windows Server Remote Administration applet that enables browser-based remote access to the management console from non-Microsoft clients. See Remote Desktop for Administration for more information.
Single Instance Storage improvements, including support for clusters, remote management, up to 128 volumes per server, and support for “unSIS” or removal of SIS from a volume. See Single Instance Storage for more information.
|Supported Operating System||Minimum system requirements for Windows Server 2008|
|Memory (RAM)||512 MB|
|HDD free space||32 GB (more if there is 16 GB of RAM or more)|