A Windows server is basically a name given to an operating system which allows users to do anything on the computer and make use of it at all. The computer would be useless without any of the various types of windows servers because one wouldn’t be able to work on the computer without these servers. There are various editions of the windows servers and technological advancement has made it possible for the company to come up with various types of windows servers over the years. These servers are the most popular types of user in the world seeing as how so many people use different types of windows servers around the world.
Windows Server 2000 is one of the earlier types of window servers as opposed to the others that are available nowadays. They support the NTFS 3.0 (New Technology File System) and an Encyrpting File System which allows user to store information on the computer and to ensure that it is safe and secure as well. Unfortunately it was easier for this server to get infected by viruses and many people complained about viruses easily entering into their computers and laptops due to the server. Not many people use it today.
After this came the Windows Server 2003 which was meant to fix and correct the glitches and errors in the 2000 server. Applications from the previous server can be run compatibly and with greater ease. Message Queuing is much easier and better and any files or documents that may be lost can be found in the backup system seeing as how this was one of the first types of Windows Servers to come with backup technology. Disc management was made much easier as well. This server was much more popular because it was more efficient than the Windows Server 2000.
Then, came one of the even more efficient types of Windows Servers- the Windows Server 2008. Hard disk partitions were made possible without having to stop the server or the system partitioning itself. Previously if an NTFS file was found to be corrupted it was simply marked dirty and the errors were fixed after they were taken offline (which was a necessity). Unlike the previous types of Windows Servers this server has a self-healing NTFS capability which means a damaged data structure can now heal itself in the background while any corrupted file would simply be unavailable.
The most recent of the various types of Windows servers is the Windows Server 2012 which is also known as Windows Server 8. Unlike other types of windows servers the Windows Server 2012 can easily swap between the server core and server with GUI (graphical user interface) which are installation options. The best part is you need not reinstall the whole thing all over again which makes things much more convenient. The user interface was redesigned which made it easier to deal with multiple servers at the same time. Generally reviews for the Windows Server 2012 have been quite positive amongst users.