Windows Server 2008 RC1 Released

December 5, 2007

in Microsoft, Server

Windows Server 2008 RC1 was just released for testing.  Get the software here…

You can read the post from the Windows Server blog to get some more information on what’s new.


What’s new in RC1 you ask?  Microsoft is enhancing Group Policy with Group Policy Preferences, formerly known as  PolicyMaker Standard Edition and Policy Share Manager.  Group Policy Preferences will be available to Microsoft customers in two ways:

1.       Integrated into the Group Policy management tools in Windows Server 2008

2.       Integrated into the forthcoming Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT) for Windows Vista, which will be available as a separate download in the Windows Server 2008 timeframe and will work in a Windows Server 2003 environment. 

 The Client-Side Extensions for GP Preferences are included in Windows Server 2008, and down level versions will be available as a separate download for:

1.       Windows XP Service Pack 2 and above

2.       Windows Vista RTM and above

3.       Windows Server 2003 SP1 and above”

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