Application Server

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

The Application Server role in the Windows ServerĀ® 2008 operating system installs an application server that provides an integrated environment for deploying and running custom business applications that are built with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0. Application Server includes services that support applications that are built to use COM+, Message Queuing, Web services, and Distributed Transactions.