Originally Posted by seeker
The questions then are does R2 equate to SP2, and is there any good reason to combine then, if one really doesn't need server operations?
Server 2008 SP2 is based of Vista Sp2, both are NT 6.0. And are very closely related. SP2 update is the same for both Server 2008 and Vista.
Server 2008 was first released along side with SP1 for Vista.
Server 2008 R2 (Release 2, aka Second Edition) on the other hand is related to Windows 7, both are NT 6.1. And that is also why I call Windows 7, a Vista Second Edition.
MS didn't change the server 2008 name, because there was no need. They changed name of Client OS because of bad rep that Vista got.