Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard based storage appliances are delivered by Microsoft partners with the same management and protection tools that are deployed across the rest of their customer’s Windows infrastructure. Windows Storage Server 2008 standard enables simplified and rapid deployment of highly available file or iSCSI-based block servers without the user ever going to the second node to configure the cluster.
Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard Features
Windows Storage Server 2008 Standard 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)|