Combination of Windows® 7 and Windows® Server® 2008 will prove beneficial
There are many features that are only available when you combine the two and enjoy the privileges while upgrading to Windows 7 if you are using Windows Server 2008 including massive improvements in fault tolerance, remote connectivity and tools to bypass Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
You encounter enhanced security, improvements in Wide Area Networking (WAN) linking and also virtualization improvements.
Direct access in Windows 7 allows Windows 7 client computers without setting up a Virtual Private Network to directly connect into intranets. Additionally, the intranet users can get the same look and feel as that users gets while working on their own desktop back in the workplace environment. The user or IT department need not install any software on the remote laptop.
Virtual Private Network-bypassing feature has also been introduced that allows the user to access the intranet securely from public computers. To the benefit of the enterprise, this saves their money as they now don't need to provide laptops to the employees to access the intranet remotely as it is securely accessible from public computers.
Performance Improvements for Remote Offices
Combining Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 also offers non-VNP privileges which is given in a thing Microsoft call BranchCache.
Microsoft designed BranchCache to reduce the operating costs on WANs through caching. Increased Wide Area Networking (WAN) use with the recent centralization of application resulted in more cost. The performance has also been degraded with the dependency on Wide Area Networking (WAN) links. Microsoft tries to examine these problems by combining Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Security Improvements for Remote Offices
Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 introduces support via Distributed File System (DFS) for read-only information. This would help the enterprises to protect the digital assets. Windows Server 2008 is improved, where a read-only copy of Active Directory was introduced in a read-only domain controller.
The combination also introduces RemoteApp and Desktop (RAD) feeds. When using virtualized applications, RAD enhances the experience.
Remote access enhancement with Windows 7 combination with Windows Server 2008 R2 also includes Agile VNP. It is a way by which you can structure multiple network path in the VNP tunnel. The Agile VNP routes the VNP on another network path automatically.
Windows Server 2008 R2 offers number of IT-friendly privileges over Windows Server 2008:
1) Live Migration allows the movement of VMs without any downtime.
2) Elevated data centre power management.
3) Customized management tools.
Ultimately, enterprise users of Windows 7 Features will tremendously benefit from combining Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.