Windows Server 2011
Windows Server 2011 the gateway to a new world of possibilities !
Windows Server 2011 is an excellent OS from Microsoft, intended to supply business owners with everything they need. Windows Server 2011 is an improved version of the former Windows Server 2008, and is based on Windows Server 2008 R2 and incorporates Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 SP1, Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 and Windows App Upgrade Services. Windows Server 2011 allows homes and small businesses users to enhance their servers while improving network technology, security and accuracy. The Windows Server 2011 package extends an updated installation method, extensive pre-migration controls, and explanatory tips to make it easier to update from prior versions. This makes all aspects of the former Windows Server more sturdy, safer, way easier to use, and especially more efficient. Windows Server 2011 can extend services for up to 25 users and is adequate for very small offices and branches. In former companies, Windows Workgroups may even have small NAS for backup and shared storage. However with the advent of a new generation of cloud services, storage requirements and user preferences have changed. At least according to Microsoft, these changes point out that there is a market opportunity for centralized storage servers and easy tools to use with federated identity providers that can automatically handle backup and basic system management for small networks. This means that the user only needs to log in once and can still access the cloud securely.
Windows Server 2011 Top features
In order to allow collaboration between teams, many organizations count on the SBS platform. In order to promote safe online internal communications, the SBS 2011 edition contains Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Services 2010. The recent edition of SharePoint can help companies decrease costs by merging multiple pages on a locally managed intranet, making it easier to share files and organize calendars. It also contains native tools for tracking, alerting and management.
The SBS 2011 Essentials network only prop 25 users or PCs simultaneously, which indicates that there is almost always a relapse. In the SBS 2011 Essentials edition, the CAL specification will be neglected, but the platform will not be used in greater offices. Interestingly, SBS 2011 Standard and Premium Add-on CAL suites are not sync and this means that each user accessing the SBS 2011 server needs an independante CAL. Microsoft has an superb FAQ that can extend users with more licensing information.
No client access licenses required
Windows SBS 2011 Essentials does not require a CAL (Client Access License). Microsoft must find that small offices cannot keep an eye on CALs well and are confused by this terminology. SBS 2011 Essentials tolerates these costs under its server OS license, which further makes it more simple to deploy and manage small businesses.
Exchange 2010 SP1 engine
Consequent to the strength of Microsoft's Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 1, the e-mail services included within the SBS 2011 are sturdy. Includes Outlook Online Access (OWA) services that resemble Microsoft Office Outlook rather than former editions. The upgraded Microsoft Exchange Management Console offers a single place for the administration of user emails. The power of Exchange 2010's advanced retention policies and deployment guidelines, and new archiving options, all become available on the 2011 edition of the SBS platform, as do automated mailbox and database collapse detection and repair.
Premium adds SQL
The built-in components of SBS 20112 Premium add SQL to the Microsoft Small Business Server platform. If large SMBs and home offices want to run business applications that demand SQL Server, they need to be updated. With this add-on, the SBS platform will receive SQL Server 2008 R2 for small businesses, which has the same functions as SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard, but is only used in SBS 2011 settings.
WSUS 3.0 with SP2
Windows Server Update Services 3.0 (WSUS 3.0) with Service Pack 2 (SP2) grants network administrators to hand over product updates delivered to Windows and Windows Server operating systems through Microsoft Update. Windows SBS 2011 Standard uses WSUS 3.0 SP2 as the basis for extending software updates to servers and other devices on the network.
Users and Groups
Windows server 2011 permits you to connect user accounts to the domain. When introducing a new user, you can choose to become a normal user, a network administrator or a "standard user with management relationship" you are totally free to choose whatever that meets your needs. You can choose to generate your own position, such as community membership, preset email settings (such as mailbox quota size and Outlook Web App or OWA permissions), remote access, VPN permissions, and shared folder access. The "Groups" tab grants you to add teams and regular security members for email distribution.
Shared Folders and Websites
You definitely require to use public folders, RedirectedFolders and UserShares on the "Shared Folders" tab (you can also build other folders by clicking the "Tasks" panel). Transferring folders is a smart way to assure that client information is supported and protected, because that information is stored on the server. You can redirect the desktop, documents and start the menu.
Backup and Server Storage
It is a simple and easy-to-use backup wizard that aids administrators in using the internal Windows Server Backup utility to evolve and execute backup or restore strategies. One thing to remember here is that the wizard makes it easy for novices to support Windows. The official SBS blog stated that it was built to give administrators no choice but to lay up a regular backup to collect "full backups of all important volumes with Bare-Metal Recovery". If you want to take profits of any novel features in Server 2008 R2 Windows Server Backup, you can still do it-but you will have to exit the wizard separately and use the actual tools. The server storage tab grants you to transfer locations of different data types3.
The different versions of windows server 2011
Windows Home Server 2011
If you have a few computers at home, or your life has become digital, and you want to control and protect all Internet data on the network, it is significant to simplify your life so that you can you can easily access your files, photos, videos and music from any PC or TV in your home and even outside. Windows Home Server 2011 is an operating system dedicated to home use.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard is particularly suitable for small businesses with up to 75 users. Windows SBS 2011 Standard is a sturdy solution for customers who want to integrate the recent technology into an accessible all-in-one package.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials
Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials is a server solution from Microsoft specifically intended for small businesses (up to 25 users). You can easily use online services such as Office 365, cloud services and account management. It extends high-tech data backup and recovery and remote Web access.