On January 8, 2009 Microsoft officially announced the beta release of the Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Release 2 (R2) OS, aka, Microsoft Windows Server 7. Support information will be posted in this forum to help you deploy this release of the next version of the Microsoft Windows® OS on Dell™ PowerEdge™ server platforms.

On May 5, 2009 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 release candidate became publicly available.

On July 27, 2009 Microsoft announced Release to Manufacturing (RTM) for Windows Server 2008 R2.

On August 10, 2009 Dell announced support for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. (Press release). Link    [Ctrl+K]

On December 28, 2009 Dell OpenManage 6.2 was released, which provides full support for Windows Server 2008 R2 - all newer versions of Dell OpenManage support WS08R2.

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Windows Server 2008 R2 for Dell PowerEdge Systems Important Information Guide Major Peripherals Support Status
Resource Guide for Windows Server 2008 R2 Early Adopters Resolution for iSCSI Target not Recognized when Deploying Windows Server 2008 R2
A guide to using Windows Server 2008 R2 native VHD support Cluster Shared Volumes – Effective Virtual Machine Migration
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