Windows Server Pros and Cons

Windows Server Pros

HB
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The scalability it offers is great.
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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
Within 10 or 15 minutes, you can build a single Windows Server and put it on production.
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KH
Data Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is Active Directory.
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MY
IT at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We like the ease of use, stability and performance of Windows Server.
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SK
Founder at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
The most valuable feature is this solution integrates very well with all Microsoft and all other mainstream software solutions and the design is very good. Windows has an option now allowing you to just install the Windows Core with the PowerShell without any graphical services running.
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LG
System Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The active directory that the server provides is the solution's most valuable aspect.
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Computer engineering student at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
The solution, in general, is quite straightforward. A beginner could probably use it with ease. It's always more or less simple to understand how this works.
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PR
Platform Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
The solution is very easy to use and very easy to onboard.
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IT Manager at Rashideen Egypt For Trade
I'm using all the features within it and find them all quite helpful.
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SCADA/EMS System Programmer at GCCIA
User friendly and compatible with the scalar product applications.
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Windows Server Cons

HB
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sometimes we face some overload on the server.
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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
The solution needs to be more stable and secure.
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KH
Data Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Better integration with more platforms would be useful.
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MY
IT at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
As I have already paid for a license, I should have the option of requesting the containerized functionality from the OS to reduce the Windows Server OS footprint.
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SK
Founder at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
I used to like the graphical interface and graphical philosophy in previous versions of Windows Server. I am not able to be as fast and efficient as I used to be using a graphical interface. However, Windows has moved to the PowerShell, it is powerful, but is still limited compared to what we do can do in Linux. Linux was built at the beginning of the command line interfaces which is why they have a very powerful command line.
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LG
System Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution could offer higher availability.
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Computer engineering student at a educational organization with 501-1,000 employees
We are finding some of the configurations inside the group policy not very straightforward. We had some difficulties, for example, just trying to figure out how to configure and how to block the usage of MP3 files, and so on.
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PR
Platform Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
It requires a lot of monthly maintenance in terms of vulnerability management, which is the downside.
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IT Manager at Rashideen Egypt For Trade
Overall, from a security perspective, Microsoft needs to improve.
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SCADA/EMS System Programmer at GCCIA
Could use more features and more functionality.
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Learn what your peers think about Windows Server. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: July 2021.
522,693 professionals have used our research since 2012.