Home > Windows > This Time, It’s Different: Windows Server 2008 R2 In-depth This Time, It’s Different: Windows Server 2008 R2 In-depth Thom Holwerda 2009-12-16 Windows 7 Comments “Windows Server 2008 R2 may sound a lot like its predecessor, but in many substantial ways it’s a brand new product, despite the simple ‘R2’ tacked on the end. Ars takes a detailed look at all the new stuff that’s hidden under that ‘R2’ moniker.” About The Author Thom Holwerda Follow me on Twitter @thomholwerda 7 Comments 2009-12-16 7:17 pm poundsmack both 2003 R2 and 2008 R2 are phenomenal releases. Stable, fast, packed with useful features. 2003 R2 was been my desktop OS since it came out and i never have any issues with it. good times. 2009-12-16 9:45 pm renhoek But did they fix the horrible interface of active directory? An user object has like at least 4 rows of tabs in a non-resizable window. (i mean this window http://www.intelliadmin.com/images/Logon%20Hours%20Active~*… ) The mmc itself is very good, they should use it for everything. There is absolutely no reason why not everything could be configured with the mmc. 2009-12-17 3:59 am bannor99 That’s one of my pet peeves of Windows – non-resizable windows. It doesn’t sound like it’s a big deal until you’re supporting or administering it day-in, day-out – but, trust me, it’s a serious productivity-killer. 2009-12-17 2:40 pm Laurence AD is one of the focus points of this article, so it might be worth a read. (and in answer to your question, they do revamp the AD interface) 2009-12-17 6:52 pm madcrow …so I’m not interested. As a college student, I’m part of a program that could let me get a free (gratis) license, but I guess I’ll not be downloading a copy since they don’t even care about my hardware anymore. 2009-12-18 6:10 am nt_jerkface and they shouldn’t given how long 64 bit chips have been out. Maintaining a 32 bit build of a server OS is a waste of resources. 2009-12-18 1:23 pm moondevil Couldn’t agree more. It is about time that we start having proper 64bit support.