Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 originally started as part of a single development project. Since there are a significant number of common technologies in the platforms, when they were deployed together, the combined client-server infrastructure provided great advantages, including more efficient management, greater availability, and faster communication. These are fully supported and, in many cases, enhanced with Windows Server 2008 R2.
Advanced Management and Security
Deploying Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 concurrently will enable advanced management and security functionality to provide tighter control and increase automation:
System-Wide Performance Improvements
Concurrent deployment enables more integrated system architecture and delivers system-wide performance improvements, including network file sharing, managed QoS, and reduced power consumption:
Concurrent deployment is a more efficient approach for IT Pros, leveraging common tools and minimizing duplicated tasks:
Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 R2 provide numerous new and enhanced features and business benefits on their own. When both are installed, they combine to provide a powerful platform for an optimized computing infrastructure.
Learn more about Windows Vista here.