I would highly recommend checking out the Server 2008 R2 trial, Microsoft is giving a 180 day trial of Server 2008 R2.
There are so many robust features such as:
– Active Directory Administrative Center
– Active Directory Module for Windows PowerShell
– Active Directory Recycle Bin
– Active Directory Best Practices Analyzer
– Active Directory Web Services
– Managed Service Accounts
– Offline Domain Join
All these features are huge upgrades to Windows Server 2003 R2, you have 180 days to check out the trial. It’s worth it!
Check out the trial here:
– Harry Caskey