Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition is the newest member of the Windows NT Server family. It builds on the strengths and broad functionality of Windows NT Server, extending scalability, availability, and manageability. Windows NT Server, Enterprise Edition also provides the best platform for building and deploying large-scale distributed applications.
- Cluster-ready operating system due to its built-in Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS). This feature, used on a validated cluster configuration, provides higher availability for mission-critical data and applications with automatic recovery from failures.
- Support for up to eight-processor symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) servers for higher scalability.
- Built-in Microsoft Transaction Server and Microsoft Message Queue Server make it easy to build and manage applications that tie together thousands of machines across enterprise networks, fully protecting transactions and assuring delivery of messages.
- Web server farm, VPN, and streaming media load balancing with Windows NT Load Balancing Service (WLBS). Create scalable and highly-available server farms with up to 32 servers.