I've been building out a domain-based virtual infrastructure on two 64-bit servers using Windows Server 2008 R2 since its final release earlier this month. So far so good, and ahead of my formal review of this product, I thought I'd share some shots of the final release. These shots depict Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise edition, running on two different servers, one physical and one virtual.

Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2008 R2.

Windows Server 2008 R2
Hyper-V Manager, Microsoft's simple management console for virtual machines.


Windows Server 2008 R2
Active Directory Admininistrative Center, a new AD management tool that is built on Windows PowerShell.

Windows Server 2008 R2
"Classic" AD management tools are still available, of course.

Windows Server 2008 R2
Server Manager.

Windows Server 2008 R2
Server Manager.

Windows Server 2008 R2
Viewing a specific role in Server Manager.