In This Chapter
Windows Operating Systems
Windows Core Technologies
Windows Enterprise Technologies
None of the .NET Enterprise Servers can run entirely on their own. All of them are built on a foundation of enterprise-class technologies provided by Microsoft's Windows network server operating system. Understanding these underlying foundation technologies is required in order to understand how to best utilize, deploy, and manage any of the .NET Enterprise Servers themselves. In this chapter, I'll introduce you to the Windows operating systems, and I'll cover the six foundation technologies provided by Windows that help make the .NET Enterprise Servers as powerful and flexible as they are.