What Is New in Windows Server 2003 R2?
Applies To: Windows Server 2003 R2
Windows Server 2003 R2 includes a suite of UNIX interoperability components as part of the core operating system. These components include:
Identity Management for UNIX
Server for NIS
- Password synchronization
Services for Network File System (NFS)
Client for NFS
Server for NFS
User Name Mapping service
Server for NFS Authentication
RPC port mapper
- Client for NFS
Subsystem for UNIX-based applications (SUA)
In addition to these components, the administration tools have been updated and improved. For example, the graphical administration tools include the Services for NFS console (shown in Figure 1) and the Microsoft Identity Management for UNIX console (shown in Figure 2).
Figure 1. The Microsoft Services for NFS console
Figure 2. The Microsoft Identity Management for UNIX console
Another important feature in the UNIX interoperability components is support for 64-bit operating systems. Windows Services for UNIX 3.5 does not support 64-bit Windows, but Windows Server 2003 R2 fully supports 64-bit interoperability.
|Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition has no support for any UNIX interoperability components, nor does it allow you to install Windows Services for UNIX 3.5.|