Windows Server Valuable Features

KH
reviewer1392543
Database Administrator at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature is Active Directory.

Microsoft Exchange is very valuable for us.

I am quite satisfied with the user interface.

Recently, they added a new terminal window where you can SSH into Linux machines easily. The Linux packages that are now installed with the Microsoft Store can support a miniature version of Ubuntu and Linux integration tools. When installed, it can easily connect remotely to other operating systems.

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LG
reviewer1174590
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.

The solution continues to improve and develop and we appreciate that it's always evolving. We've been working with the solution so long, we've seen a lot of changes for the better happen over time.

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hugodpereira
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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Nehad Elkordi
IT Manager at Rashideen Egypt For Trade

The most valuable aspect of the solution is its operating system. It's just like Linux or UNIX. 

I'm using all the features within it and find them all quite helpful.

I love using it for the DHCP server, DNS services, and using a computer to map sites on our domain.

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Ahmed Kassab
SCADA/EMS System Programmer at GCCIA

The advantage of the product is that it's user friendly, it's compatible with the scalar product applications, it's well known to our own users as well as to our end-user clients. 

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Noor Parkar
Sr. System and Storage Administrator at a government with 51-200 employees

We appreciate how many different applications can be on the server at any given time.

The solution is easy to learn. It doesn't take much training.

The implementation is simple.

The graphic interface is very nice.

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DM
reviewer1496412
ICT Manager at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is very stable. We haven't run into any performance issues so far.

It is very easy to use. The system is very user-friendly.

The solution allows for many applications to run on it.

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Muhammed Eslami
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We haven't had any issues so far. It works basically without any issues.

The solution is easy to use and very user-friendly. It's simple to navigate and to work with.

The solution is stable. The performance has been great over the years.

The product has the capability to scale. 

The installation was very straightforward.

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NL
reviewer1480311
Executive Personal Assistant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Overall, Windows Server 2016 provides a stable environment for some of the very large workloads that it is subjected to in our organization, and it is very easy to use.

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PM
reviewer1379898
Senior IT Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Every time they perform a new release, the solution gets better and better.

In the past year, Microsoft has done a lot of work around security. There have been a lot of improvements made in that respect.

Overall, the solution works well.

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NK
reviewer1392441
Senior IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution's usability is very good. It's very user friendly.

We've found the solution to be very flexible.

It's very useful for domain authentication and other tasks. 

It's great for hosting all kinds of applications.

The initial setup is straightforward.

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AA
reviewer1404948
IT Infrastructure Manager at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The main features that we are using are active directory, domain, and DNS. 

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MP
reviewer1085004
ICT System Engineer at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees

The most valuable part about nowadays Windows is PowerShell. They got serious and implemented a real console which was always lacking in Windows. 

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AR
reviewer1404573
Operations Director / Business Critical Solutions Architect at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I'm quite satisfied with Windows Server. I find mutual authentication and the environment useful. Over the years, I've seen some very good improvements in the Windows Server's quality and functionality.

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GM
reviewer1506144
IT Infra Head at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is very easy to use due to the fact that it has a broad base. It is very easy to use for the end-user. 

The installation is straightforward.

Technical support has been very good overall.

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KH
reviewer1423995
Principal Consultant at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

The features that I like the most are that it's easy to use and the integration.

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YL
reviewer1189236
Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The product, overall, is very simple. It's easy to use and navigate. It's got a good design.

The implementation is very easy. It doesn't give you any trouble.

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DG
reviewer1453767
Cloud Service Director at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

The operating system is the solution's most valuable aspect. Many people on the team are extremely familiar with it.

We haven't had any issues with the server whatsoever. It's been very reliable.

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VJ
reviewer1425519
System Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable features are the file transfer protocol (FTP) and the secure file transfer protocol (SFTP). These are both used for file sharing.

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HimanshuTejwani
System Administrator and DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

This solution is very user friendly, easy to use for any system administrator, simple to deploy applications, has a wide range of applications available, great UI, and takes less technical skills to operate than some other competitors. Additionally, the active directory has great functionality, if we want to integrate any assets, then we can easily do it.

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MA
reviewer1434564
Senior System Engineer at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

I like the views in the user interface. 

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OmidKoushki
Network Specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The biggest and the most important services used in most of the organizations in the world is the Active Directory. The policy management feature is a great option for managing different policies in the domain environment. 

Also, integration with other Microsoft solutions like Exchange and System Center Configuration Manager has the great ability to manage all of the different features on system support, like upgrading, securing, and troubleshooting different Windows systems for clients.

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OL
reviewer1473570
Technical and Project Manager Industrial Directorate EES CLEMESSY at a construction company with 10,001+ employees

It's important to us that it is easy to use and has easy maintenance because we don't have specialists. It is necessary for us to have very simple maintenance procedures.

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Ayman Said
Deputy IT Manager at ICAPP (Americana Group)

The most valuable feature is its stability. We have had no problems with Windows Server and we plan to continue using it in the future.

This product has very good features.

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Shankar HN
IT Strategy, Management Consulting, Training and Development at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

Windows Server can be used for any kind of application. It is an operating system that supports enterprise applications. There is no application that doesn't go with Windows.

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CB
reviewer1431948
organizator informatike at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most valuable feature of this solution is the ESRP that is used with the Windows Platform.

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Gervasio Alferes Caetano
Science Technician at Assembleia da Republica

The most valuable features I have found to be the flexibility and wide range of support training available.

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ST
reviewer1491849
Vice President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Nothing is required for the maintenance of the solution, Microsoft does everything. It is very good and robust.

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NA
reviewer1068285
Assistant Manager – IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

It's easy to use.

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Devanand PR
IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

I have found the solution to be flexible and easy to use.

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reviewer1099098
User with 1,001-5,000 employees

We like all of the features connected with sharing resources, typical of a Hyper-V cluster manager. Several of these further stand out, including:

  • The ability to Hot Add resources to the VM.
  • The ability to work on the physical server without disconnecting services.
  • Provides workspaces for the entire organization with fewer resources.
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Sandar McAlister
Insolvency Practitioner and Director at McAlister & Co

The most valuable feature of the solution is it works well overall.

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MP
reviewer1475541
Solution Director at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

We chose Windows Server because it is easy to use, and easy to maintain.

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LW
Luke Wallace
Technical Solutions Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees

The domain controller features are useful.

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OK
reviewer1136874
System Integration Engineer at a computer software company with 1-10 employees

We like the performance. 

We use this solution because we need Microsoft. It's not a choice about the other operating systems.

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TC
reviewer1192233
Information Systems Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's user-friendly.

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SL
reviewer1564803
System Administrator at a insurance company with 201-500 employees

I like its simplicity. 

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QusaiMuhammad
Volunteer - IT Department at SARC

Windows Server is very easy to use.

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RK
reviewer1510542
Software Test Engineer at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees

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

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AA
reviewer1556808
ASM at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

I like that it's simple and the users are happy. 

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Luis (Abe) Ibrahim Delgado Pláter
User

The most valuable feature of this solution is Hyper-V Live Migration for Critical applications.

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Learn what your peers think about Windows Server. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2021.
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