- Great Painters
- Accounting
- Fundamentals of Law
- Marketing
- Shorthand
- Concept Cars
- Videogames
- The World of Sports

- Blogs
- Free Software
- Google
- My Computer

- PHP Language and Applications
- Wikipedia
- Windows Vista

- Education
- Masterpieces of English Literature
- American English

- English Dictionaries
- The English Language

- Medical Emergencies
- The Theory of Memory
- The Beatles
- Dances
- Microphones
- Musical Notation
- Music Instruments
- Batteries
- Nanotechnology
- Cosmetics
- Diets
- Vegetarianism and Veganism
- Christmas Traditions
- Animals

- Fruits And Vegetables


  1. Architecture of Windows NT
  2. AutoPlay
  3. Bill Gates
  4. BitLocker Drive Encryption
  5. Calibri
  6. Cambria
  7. Candara
  8. Chess Titans
  9. ClearType
  10. Consolas
  11. Constantia
  12. Control Panel
  13. Corbel
  14. Criticism of Windows Vista
  15. Dashboard
  16. Desktop Window Manager
  17. Development of Windows Vista
  18. Digital locker
  19. Digital rights management
  20. Extensible Application Markup Language
  21. Features new to Windows Vista
  22. Graphical user interface
  23. Group Shot
  24. ImageX
  25. INI file
  26. Internet Explorer
  27. Internet Information Services
  28. Kernel Transaction Manager
  29. List of Microsoft software codenames
  30. List of Microsoft Windows components
  31. List of WPF applications
  32. Luna
  33. Mahjong Titans
  34. Meiryo
  35. Microsoft Assistance Markup Language
  36. Microsoft Expression Blend
  37. Microsoft Expression Design
  38. Microsoft Gadgets
  39. Microsoft Software Assurance
  40. Microsoft Virtual PC
  41. Microsoft Visual Studio
  42. Microsoft Windows
  43. Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX
  44. MS-DOS
  45. MSN
  46. MUI
  47. Object manager
  48. Operating system
  49. Original Equipment Manufacturer
  50. Outlook Express
  51. Peer Name Resolution Protocol
  52. Protected Video Path
  53. Purble Place
  54. ReadyBoost
  55. Recovery Console
  56. Remote Desktop Protocol
  57. Security and safety features of Windows Vista
  58. Segoe UI
  59. User Account Control
  60. WIM image format
  61. Windows Aero
  62. Windows Anytime Upgrade
  63. Windows Calendar
  64. Windows CE
  65. Windows Communication Foundation
  66. Windows Disk Defragmenter
  67. Windows DreamScene
  68. Windows DVD Maker
  69. Windows Explorer
  70. Windows Fax and Scan
  71. Windows Forms
  72. Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs
  73. Windows Hardware Engineering Conference
  74. Windows Live
  75. Windows Live Gallery
  76. Windows Live Mail Desktop
  77. Windows Mail
  78. Windows Media Center
  79. Windows Media Player
  80. Windows Meeting Space
  81. Windows Mobile
  82. Windows Movie Maker
  83. Windows Photo Gallery
  84. Windows Presentation Foundation
  85. Windows Registry
  86. Windows Rights Management Services
  87. Windows Security Center
  88. Windows Server Longhorn
  89. Windows Server System
  90. Windows SharePoint Services
  91. Windows Shell
  92. Windows Sidebar
  93. Windows SideShow
  94. Windows System Assessment Tool
  95. Windows System Recovery
  96. Windows Update
  97. Windows Vienna
  98. Windows Vista
  99. Windows Vista editions and pricing
  100. Windows Vista Startup Process
  101. Windows Workflow Foundation
  102. Windows XP
  103. Windows XP Media Center Edition
  104. XML Paper Specification
  105. Yahoo Widget Engine

This article is from:

All text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License: 

Windows Server "Longhorn"

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


Windows Server "Longhorn" is the codename for the next server operating system from Microsoft. It will be the successor to Windows Server 2003, and will be called Windows Server 2007 or 2008, depending on its release date[1] it is known that Microsoft intends to keep the year based naming scheme of its server products. According to Bob Muglia, senior vice president of servers and tools at Microsoft, the current release timeframe for Server "Longhorn" is the second half of 2007.[2]

Server "Longhorn" will be the server equivalent of Windows Vista (previously also known by the codename "Longhorn"), and is likely to contain many of the same features, as well as others aimed specifically at high-end users. This is a similar relationship to that between Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 (codenamed "Whistler" and "Whistler Server", respectively).

Beta 1 of Longhorn Server was released on July 27, 2005. Beta 2 was announced and released on May 23, 2006 at WinHEC 2006, and Microsoft intends on releasing a feature-complete Beta 3 to the public in the first half 2007.[3]

Supported platforms

It has been confirmed that this version of Windows Server will support x64 (64 bit), as well as x86 (32 bit) processors. IA-64 will be supported in the Datacenter Edition of Windows Server "Longhorn". The IA-64 version will be optimized for high workload scenarios like database server and line of business applications. As such it is not optimized for use as a file server or media server.


Little is currently known about what editions are planned for Server "Longhorn".

Microsoft has mentioned "Cougar" as being the code-name for the Small Business Server product, and "Centro" as the code-name for a new medium-size business product, suitable for companies with 25-500 PCs, also incorporating Exchange as part of the product.[1]


Main article: Features new to Windows Vista
Main article: Features removed in Windows Vista

Windows Server "Longhorn" is built from the same code base as Windows Vista; therefore, it shares much of the same architecture and functionality.

Perhaps the most notable new feature of Server "Longhorn" is a new variation of installation called Server Core. Server Core is a significantly scaled-back installation where no graphical shell (explorer.exe) is installed, and all configuration and maintenance is done entirely through the command-line windows, or by connecting to the machine remotely using Microsoft Management Console. Server Core will also not include the .NET Framework, Internet Explorer or many other features not related to core server features. A Server Core machine can be configured for four basic roles: Domain controller, DNS Server, DHCP Server, and file server.

Other new or enhanced features include:

  • A new "Read-Only Domain Controller" operation mode in Active Directory, intended for use in branch office scenarios where a domain controller may reside in a low physical security environment,
  • Policy-based networking, improved branch management and enhanced end user collaboration
  • Internet Information Services 7
  • Improved hot patching, a feature that allows non-kernel patches to occur without the need for a reboot
  • Fully multicomponent operating system
  • Image-based setup and deployment tools, using WIM
  • Roles-based management tool, a combination of Manage Your Server and Security Configuration Wizard from Windows Server 2003
  • A significantly upgraded Terminal Services component, supporting RDP 6.0. The most notable improvement is the ability to share a single application over a Remote Desktop connection, instead of the entire desktop.
  • Support for being booted from Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) on x86-64 systems
  • Windows SharePoint Services 3.0
  • Ability to act as a Xen virtualization hypervisor host allowing Xen-enabled guest operating systems to run virtualized

See also

  • Development of Windows Vista
  • Windows Server System
  • List of Microsoft software codenames


  1. ^ Paul Thurrott (June 14, 2006). Microsoft: Longhorn Server will be Named Windows Server 200x. Windows IT Pro. Retrieved on 2006-06-17.
  2. ^ Microsoft To Ship Longhorn Server In Second Half Of 2007. CRN (April 25, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-04-30.
  3. ^ Pre-Register for Beta 3!. Windows Server Division Weblog. Microsoft (December 13, 2006). Retrieved on 2006-12-23.

External links


  • Official site for Windows Server "Longhorn"
  • New Networking Features in Windows Server "Longhorn" and Windows Vista lengthy article from Microsoft Technet covering new networking features in detail


  • ZDnet UK article
  • Preview
  • Preview 2
Retrieved from ""