Is there any real reason to upgrade my web servers from windows server 2008 to server 2008 R2? I know I get a new memory manager and IIS 7.5 but what are the actual advantages vs marketing hype.

  • "If it ain't broke don't fix it" tends to apply here. If you see nothing wrong with your current setup, I wouldn't mess with it. If you have pain points, it's easier to enumerate the worst ones and see if different software can alleviate those. – Chris S Feb 28 '11 at 21:26

In general, it would depend on the role of the application server, but here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2008_R2#New_features

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