Windows Server 2008 is the name of a server operating system from Microsoft, the previous version of which was Windows Server 2003.
This operating system was codenamed named Windows Server "Longhorn", but on May 15, 2007, Bill Gates announced its official name on Windows Hardware Engineering Conference 2007.
This operating system has several new features compared to its previous version. Many of these new features are present in Windows Vista.
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Default user interface for Server Core. Because Windows Explorer is removed from Server Core, programs such as Notepad use the Windows NT 3.x-style file dialog.