Applies To: Windows Server 2008
Application Server provides an integrated environment for deploying and running custom, server-based business applications that are built with the Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0. The Application Server role supports applications that use COM+, Message Queuing, Web services, and distributed transactions.
If you have applications that are built with the .NET Framework 3.5, you can download and install the .NET Framework 3.5 onto the operating system.
Planning and Architecture
Help that is installed with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 is also available in the Windows Server 2008 Technical Library.
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