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I'd just want to know what is the major difference between Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition and the Standard Edition regarding support, functionality etc.

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Microsoft have been kind enough to have a whole page dedicated to your question (Clicky), and only a few clicks away from their landing page too!

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Now in 2012 that link provides no useful information regarding Windows Server 2008! –  amyassin Nov 27 '12 at 13:39
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@amyassin And besides, the proper thing to do with a broken link is to edit the post and update the link. –  Michael Hampton Nov 27 '12 at 15:31
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Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition adds these features compared to the Standard edition:

  • Active Directory Certificate Services are not limited to creating Certificate Authorities – no other ADCS features (NDES, Online Responder Service).
  • Active Directory Federation Services
  • File Services are not limited to 1 standalone DFS root.
  • Network Policy and Access Services are not limited to 250 RRAS connections, 50 IAS connections and 2 IAS Server Groups.
  • Remote Desktop Services are not limited to 250 Remote Desktop Services Gateway connections.

Here you can find a nice comparison by role table.

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