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QusaiMuhammad
Volunteer - IT Department at SARC
Real User
Top 10
Easy to use, stable, and the security is good

What is most valuable?

Windows Server is very easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The command-line interface should be improved. Using the command line is less-resource intensive so we use it sometimes. The additional RAM and CPU usage needed by the GUI is something that we were not used to after using Linux. When I switched to the command line, I found it more difficult than Linux.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Windows Server for several years, since 2013.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is a stable operating system and I haven't had any problems with it in that regard. For example, I had ransomware on my computer and even when I was logged in as an administrator, it did not affect the server.

How are

What is most valuable?

Windows Server is very easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The command-line interface should be improved. Using the command line is less-resource intensive so we use it sometimes. The additional RAM and CPU usage needed by the GUI is something that we were not used to after using Linux. When I switched to the command line, I found it more difficult than Linux.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been working with Windows Server for several years, since 2013.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is a stable operating system and I haven't had any problems with it in that regard. For example, I had ransomware on my computer and even when I was logged in as an administrator, it did not affect the server.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to contact the Microsoft technical support team.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am currently learning about different Linux servers and I am finding it very difficult compared to Windows Server.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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AB
IT System Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Plenty of functionality, stable, and straightforward installation

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for many purposes, such as managing user accounts in Active Directory, storage, hosting applications, and remote server access.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are its performance, flexibility, and functionality.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for approximately 16 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are five people using the solution in my organization.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am currently still using Windows 10.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and it took 45…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for many purposes, such as managing user accounts in Active Directory, storage, hosting applications, and remote server access.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are its performance, flexibility, and functionality.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for approximately 16 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are five people using the solution in my organization.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am currently still using Windows 10.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and it took 45 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself and we have one engineer that does the maintenance of the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The price of the solution is expensive, and there are many price options available, such as monthly or perpetual licenses.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution.

I rate Windows Server a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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VG
Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
User-friendly, highly secure, and good performance

What is our primary use case?

We have many applications which require Windows Server, such as SQL Server and an application server that acts as a middle layer.

What is most valuable?

The solution is user-friendly, you do not need a command line technical team to operate it.

What needs improvement?

Windows Server could improve by having a faster browser, IE is too slow. There are better alternatives, such as Chrome.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is highly secure and stable with many policies. We did not have any issues with the performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 2,000 users using…

What is our primary use case?

We have many applications which require Windows Server, such as SQL Server and an application server that acts as a middle layer.

What is most valuable?

The solution is user-friendly, you do not need a command line technical team to operate it.

What needs improvement?

Windows Server could improve by having a faster browser, IE is too slow. There are better alternatives, such as Chrome.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for approximately four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is highly secure and stable with many policies. We did not have any issues with the performance.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 2,000 users using the solutions.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team that does the maintenance and policies for the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There is not a license required for this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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SA
Chief Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to use, stable, and simple to configure

What is our primary use case?

We used Windows Server to run SQL applications and a few remote desktop applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for approximately four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Windows Server is scalable. We have approximately 20 people in my organization using this solution.

How was the initial setup?

Windows Server is easy to configure. However, it takes approximately three months for the full implementation.

What about the implementation team?

We used integrators to do the implementation of the solution. We have one technician that works…

What is our primary use case?

We used Windows Server to run SQL applications and a few remote desktop applications.

What is most valuable?

The solution is easy to use.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for approximately four years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Windows Server is scalable.

We have approximately 20 people in my organization using this solution.

How was the initial setup?

Windows Server is easy to configure. However, it takes approximately three months for the full implementation.

What about the implementation team?

We used integrators to do the implementation of the solution. We have one technician that works on the solution.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Windows Server's whole licensing model is complex because if you have, for example, Microsoft Office and end-user applications installed on a server with a remote desktop, then the licensing can be complex. If the model could be simplified it would be better.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

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NS
Network Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Scalable, easy to deploy and maintain

What is our primary use case?

We use Windows Server as our certified server for compatibility.

What needs improvement?

It could be more compatible with other platforms. The compatibility and the ease of use are areas that I would like to see improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server since 2016. We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product. We have approximately 3,000 users in our organization. We plan to continue to use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was…

What is our primary use case?

We use Windows Server as our certified server for compatibility.

What needs improvement?

It could be more compatible with other platforms.

The compatibility and the ease of use are areas that I would like to see improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server since 2016.

We are using the latest version.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable product. We have approximately 3,000 users in our organization.

We plan to continue to use this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. It was easy to install.

The deployment took three to six months.

We have a team of 50 admins for deployment and maintenance.

What about the implementation team?

We had the help of a system integrator.

What other advice do I have?

Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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RK
Software Test Engineer at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Overall great performance, flexible, and straightforward installation

What is our primary use case?

The solution is primarily used to deploy applications into the cloud and as remote information storage. Additionally, it is useful for test purposes. 

What is most valuable?

I find the solution to be easy to use, flexible with overall great performance.

What needs improvement?

The solution would be better by implementing more security and integration.  Among some of the additional features, I would like to see in the next release are more integration and security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used the solution for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have approximately 20 people using…

What is our primary use case?

The solution is primarily used to deploy applications into the cloud and as remote information storage. Additionally, it is useful for test purposes. 

What is most valuable?

I find the solution to be easy to use, flexible with overall great performance.

What needs improvement?

The solution would be better by implementing more security and integration. 

Among some of the additional features, I would like to see in the next release are more integration and security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used the solution for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have approximately 20 people using the solution. 

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward and took approximately one hour. 

What about the implementation team?

I have deployed the solution by myself. 

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The solution requires licencing. 

What other advice do I have?

I will continue using and recommend the solution. 

I rate Windows Server an eight out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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JH
IT Engineer at a printing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
A stable communication tool for a company of any size

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for common management and group policy management. Within our organization, there are between 300 to 400 people using this solution and we intend to expand and continue using Windows Server in the future.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be simplified. Sometimes I feel like there are too many things going on at once. It should be easier to navigate and find the functions that I am trying to implement. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for roughly 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is reasonably stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is okay. Sometimes Microsoft cannot answer our questions…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for common management and group policy management. Within our organization, there are between 300 to 400 people using this solution and we intend to expand and continue using Windows Server in the future.

What needs improvement?

The user interface could be simplified. Sometimes I feel like there are too many things going on at once. It should be easier to navigate and find the functions that I am trying to implement. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for roughly 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is reasonably stable.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support is okay. Sometimes Microsoft cannot answer our questions quickly or precisely. There are times when we need to trouble-shoot on our own.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward. We had it fully installed within one or two hours.

What other advice do I have?

On a scale from one to ten, I would give this solution a rating of eight.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Private Cloud
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HM
General Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable, scalable, and straightforward installation

What is our primary use case?

We use Windows Server for sharing files and running applications, for example, Microsoft Exchange for correspondence.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by being more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for approximately three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The newer version of this solution is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable. We have approximately 50 users using the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to use the support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use Ubuntu Linux for some servers.

How was the initial

What is our primary use case?

We use Windows Server for sharing files and running applications, for example, Microsoft Exchange for correspondence.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by being more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for approximately three months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The newer version of this solution is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have approximately 50 users using the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not needed to use the support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use Ubuntu Linux for some servers.

How was the initial setup?

The solution is straightforward to install and took approximately 30 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

Our IT department did the implementation of the solution. We have a team of engineers and administrators that do the implementation and maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others.

I rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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