Not everyone is familiar with servers and workstations but Microsoft has made an amazing operating system to work perfectly on servers and have the very tools that can be used to serve any workstation or server. Windows Server 2008 is an operating system made by Microsoft specifically and only for servers and workstations.
Everything is just very awesome and a very good improvement on the part of Microsoft. It makes you have total control as an admin and gives you the luxury to do almost anything you like to do as an administrator would.
You get the full power but handling the operating system with no restriction to access and libraries and directories. It grants you access to things like Windows manager, active directory roles, and a list of all the powerful functions that you would need to create, host and deliver beautiful applications.
It is part from other servers category and is licensed as shareware for Windows 32-bit and 64-bit platform and can be used as a free trial until the trial period will end. The Windows Server 2008 demo is available to all software users as a free download with potential restrictions compared with the full version.