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Computer Hardware and Windows Server 2008

Updated: December 15, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

In this section, you can find out about using computer and peripheral hardware with Windows Server® 2008.

Device Management and Installation. Discover more about Device Management and Installation, which is a group of Windows technologies that support the installation of hardware devices and the device driver software that enables them to communicate with Windows.

Dynamic Hardware Partitioning. Find out about dynamic hardware partitioning, which in Windows Server® 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems and the 64-bit edition of Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter provides you with the ability to add or replace processors and/or memory in a server while the system is running.

Install and Configure Modems and ISDN Adapters. Use this operations content to install and configure modems and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) adapters in computers that are running Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista®.

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Feature Support. Learn more about the Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems operating system, which provides high levels of performance, reliability, and scalability, and is a competitor to reduced instruction set computer (RISC)-based UNIX systems. Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems is designed for scalable database workloads and for custom and line-of-business applications.

Windows Server 2008 Logo and Supportability Programs. Explore information about the Windows Server 2008 logo and supportability programs.

WoW64 and 64-bit Hardware. Find out more about 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008, which provide Windows 32-bit on Windows 64-bit (WoW64), an emulation layer that enables 32-bit Windows-based applications to run seamlessly on 64-bit Windows. With WoW64 and 64-bit hardware, you can continue to deploy and run your 32-bit applications as you did on your 32-bit systems.

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