Windows Server includes technical, security, management and administrative features, such as a networking stack (native IPv6, native wireless, speed and security); image-based installation, deployment and recovery; diagnostics, monitoring, event logging and reporting tools; security features such as BitLocker and ASLR; Windows Firewall with secure default configuration; .NET Framework 3.0 technologies, specifically Windows Communication Foundation, Microsoft Message Queuing and Windows Workflow Foundation; and the core kernel, memory and file system. Processors and memory devices are modeled as Plug and Play devices, to allow hot-plugging. This allows the system resources to be partitioned dynamically. Each partition has its own memory, processor, and I/O host bridge devices independent of other partitions.

Virtualization tools consist of Hyper-V with Live Migration and Dynamic Memory, Remote Fx in Remote Desktop Services, power management, and features with Windows 7 integration such as BranchCache and Direct Access. With Windows Server, customers have greater control and the ability to react to business needs faster with powerful tools such as Internet Information Services (IIS), updated Server Manager and Hyper-V platforms and Windows PowerShell.



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