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Computer Hardware and Windows Server 2008 R2

Updated: April 29, 2009

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

In this section, you can find out about using computer and peripheral hardware with Windows Server® 2008 R2.

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In some cases, the content for Windows Server® 2008 also applies to Windows Server 2008 R2. In these cases, which are noted below, clicking the hyperlink displays the Windows Server 2008 content.

Device Management and Installation. This content is the same for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. 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. This content is the same for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. 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.

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems Feature Support. This content is the same for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. 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. This content is the same for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Explore information about the Windows Server 2008 logo and supportability programs.

WoW64 and 64-bit Hardware. This content is the same for both Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Find out more about 64-bit editions of Windows Server 2008 R2, 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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