Microsoft has released its new beta of Windows Server 2008.
The newer version adds new installation options and is the first release since Windows Server 2008 Beta 3 was released in April.
Now it is possible to install Internet Information Server (IIS) 7.0 as an installation option under the Server Core feature of the server.
According to a press release, Microsoft wants to make deployment less complex and more secure by eliminating unneeded services and installing only the OS in parts.
A new feature called Failed Request Tracking has been
installed. This helps pinpoint errors in IIS and applications, and
allows diagnosis while the software is still running.
Windows Server 2008 is expected to ship by the end of the year.