Hi there! I'm Scott Johnson, Program Manager for the Windows Storage Server product line. We have many cool things going on in the Windows Storage Server team that need to be talked about, so we decided to kick off this blog! For starters, here is a rundown of the key features of a Microsoft Windows Storage Server. I will strive to post a new article every month. If you have a topic that you think needs to be covered, post a request and I'll see what I can do.
B) Remote DesktopThe Windows Terminal Services client works great when pointing to the storage server and it uses the well-known Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), or if you point a browser to: http://servername/admin, the server detects Windows and Internet Explorer and it will provide an ActiveX control, otherwise it will offer a special Java-based RDP applet that is only available in Windows storage server. This will give you the full windows desktop from any machine, including a Linux or Unix machine running the java runtime and a supported browser.
Interrupt affinity refers to the binding of interrupts from a specific device to specific processors in a multiprocessor server. Binding the network adapter to a processor or set of processors allows the system to process incoming packets (SMB requests, data, etc) and improve the system’s responsiveness and scalability. The Interrupt-Affinity Filter (IntFiltr) tool can change the CPU-affinity of the interrupts in a system. Directing a device's interrupts to a specific processor or set of processors instead of always sending interrupts to any of the CPUs in the system.
I hope this gives you an understanding of the Windows storage server product line and the cool features. Coming next is a post about the history of releases and the features in each.
Thanks!Scott JohnsonProgram ManagerWindows Storage Server