About Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2 debuted in 2009 as Microsoft's server side answer to the Windows 7 update for PCs. This software presented server administrators with a wide variety of new features, including reduced power consumption, more management tools, and even a recycle bin for deleted Active Directory objects. This latter feature was particularly important, because Active Directory items that were accidentally deleted were not recoverable with past server versions. Although Standard is a good version for most smaller operations, a server that hosts more than 50 network connections should use the Enterprise version. This makes unlimited connections possible, and thus allows, in theory at least, for infinite users. Enterprise also allows up to 2 TB of RAM, giving you the processing power you need to really get things done. No matter which version of Windows Server 2008 R2 you need, you can find it easily within the vast inventory on eBay. Once it is installed, you can enjoy how much easier and more efficient it has made your server, even when it is only performing basic tasks.