2020-07-12T11:48:50Z

What advice do you have for others considering Windows Server?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Windows Server, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 10Real User

I would recommend this solution to potential users. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Windows Server an eight.

2021-05-14T23:27:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are just a customer and an end-user. We have servers deployed within the company's headquarters right here in Tunis which we use for internal purposes. For other clients, it's deployed in other data centers, and they have access to them from our company. I'd recommend this solution to other companies and users. There are some clients that require this particular server and there are some older solutions that require deployment on a Windows Server. That said, we've moved to .net code to support both Microsoft and Linux. I'd rate the solution at an eight out of ten.

2021-05-14T01:25:21Z
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Top 5Real User

Overall, this is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2021-05-13T16:55:32Z
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Top 5Real User

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

2021-04-13T15:42:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are using the latest version of the solution. I'm not sure what the version number is. We have it deployed both on-cloud and on-premises. I'd recommend the solution to others. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten.

2021-03-31T18:21:20Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are going to continue to use the solution and I recommend it to others. I rate Windows Server a ten out of ten.

2021-02-11T16:46:47Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We are not using the latest version of the solution. We're using N-1, one solution behind the most recent release. We use multiple deployment models - both on-premises and cloud. I'd rate the product eight out of ten at this point. Overall, we've been pretty happy with it.

2021-02-05T11:35:33Z
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Top 5Real User

We have servers that range from 2012 to 2016 to 2019. We're using both the older and the newest versions of the solution currently. I would definitely recommend this product to other organizations. If you look at Linux, for example, it's not really a viable option as very very applications run on Linux. In the case of Windows, you don't have that shortcoming. You can run many, many applications on it, which is a good selling point. Many people who have legacy products like to use Windows. I would rate the solution six out of ten overall.

2021-02-03T17:24:25Z
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Top 5Real User

We only really use Windows Server for one thing. We don't have too complicated of a setup. I would recommend the solution to other organizations. I've mostly been happy with the product overall. I'd rate the solution at a nine out of ten.

2021-02-03T10:25:22Z
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Top 5MSP

I am going to continue to use this solution in the future. I rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

2021-02-01T12:27:12Z
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Top 5Real User

We have so many customers with Windows Servers that we are obliged to use the same technical path. We don't have any significant issues with Windows. I would rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

2021-01-28T19:00:57Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Definitely, I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

2021-01-28T18:38:48Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

I would tell potential customers of Windows Server that they need to study it. They need to understand their business case very well. If features are available in Windows Server, they can safely go for it, but they need to study the design very well. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Windows Server an eight.

2021-01-23T09:27:30Z
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Top 5Real User

Microsoft has done a great job with Windows. Nothing is perfect, there is always going to be some issues with software at some point but when there are problems they are normally fixed easily. I would recommend this solution to others. I rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

2021-01-10T08:04:24Z
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Top 5Real User

Windows Server is a stable product and there's no way we will change it for something else. I would rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

2021-01-08T16:41:14Z
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Top 10Real User

I recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it. I would rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

2020-12-22T18:09:03Z
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Top 5Real User

We're just customers. We don't have a business relationship with Microsoft. We're using both the 2012 and 2016 versions of the solution right now. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-12-18T18:21:04Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution to others. We plan to keep using it. I would rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

2020-12-07T06:30:00Z
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Top 5Real User

Windows Server is a nice product, but it does have some small problems. I would recommend potential customers to do some research first. It's a little more difficult to implement this operating system with functionality in the cloud. Everything, including the files and interface, keeps us in a Microsoft environment, and when moving applications to the cloud, some people might find it challenging. They have training for all the features that Microsoft offers. Technology is evolving quickly. Although I've been in this market for 25 years, I can see that I'm getting a little bit left behind because of a lack of formal training in the new functions that Microsoft and many other companies are implementing. On a scale from one to ten, I would give Windows Server an eight.

2020-12-01T10:25:09Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I'm not really a customer. I'm just a student learning the ins and outs of the product itself. We are using in virtual machines the Windows Server 2019. I'd recommend this solution. It's quite complete. For a company that wants all the necessary components to administer their infrastructure and so forth, it's quite good. Overall, I would rate the solution eight out of ten. If they offered better documentation that wasn't as dated I might rate it higher.

2020-11-17T18:33:50Z
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Top 10Real User

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-10-21T04:33:55Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Overall, this is a good product that is easy to use, it has very good features, and I can recommend it. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-10-15T11:35:05Z
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Top 10Real User

In our country, the Windows platform is widespread, which means there is a high amount of usage. We primarily use Windows Solutions. Some also use Linux, but Linux is the minority. I would rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

2020-10-11T08:58:23Z
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Top 5Real User

I can recommend Windows Server. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-10-11T08:58:18Z
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Top 5Consultant

I would recommend this solution to others who want to use Windows Server. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-10-04T06:40:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is a good product and one that I can recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-09-29T05:58:33Z
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Top 5Real User

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

2020-09-29T05:58:00Z
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Top 5Real User

This is a product that I can recommend. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-09-27T04:10:16Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

We're just a Windows customer. We don't have a business relationship with the company. We're using the latest version of the solution. I'd recommend the solution to other companies. Overall, from one to ten, I'd rate this product at a nine.

2020-09-27T04:10:11Z
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Top 10Real User

I would recommend this solution but it depends on the software you are going to use it on. When it's about a high performance web server, I would prefer Linux because you would choose to stick to engines as a web server and this product does not run very well on Windows, so you'd end up with Linux anyway. I would rate this solution an eight out of 10.

2020-09-13T07:02:31Z
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Real User

They had an issue in version 2016 related to the slowness of update management, but they already solved it in version 2019. It was impacting batch management. The time that Windows required was a lot, but it was fixed in version 2019. That was the only issue we faced in Windows Server. Other than that, it's fine. I would advise on the version, not on the solution itself, that is, whether to use Windows Server or not. If Windows Server is a required solution, you have to take it. It's not an option. However, I would advise to not use version 2016. I would rate Windows Server a ten out of ten. If your application is required on Windows, it's not comparable to any other solution. If an application can work with Windows or Linux, for sure, I'm going with Linux.

2020-08-27T10:31:48Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This is quite a good product and one that I recommend. I wouldn't recommend anything that does not integrate well with remote working tools, as most people are now working remotely. We are able to manage our systems from home. Overall, deployment is quite straightforward, the technical support is quite good, and we are happy with the product. That said, nothing is perfect. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-08-26T07:13:25Z
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Real User

We're just a customer. We don't have a business relationship with Microsoft. We're using a standard out of the box deployment. We always update the solution to the newest possible version. We update regularly. I'd advise that new users learn about the solution before jumping in. It's always good to take a class or study up on it a bit so that you know what you can do with the server and how to navigate around in it. It's a good idea to take a certification course. That said, users can always Google answers or use the Microsoft Flow tool. I'd absolutely recommend the solution. I'd rate the solution nine out of ten overall. There's always room for improvement, of course. However, generally speaking, it hasn't given us any issues and does what we need it to do. There are always ways to improve security, stability, and scalability.

2020-08-11T06:17:32Z
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Top 20Real User

I would rate this solution a ten out of ten.

2020-08-05T06:59:31Z
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Reseller

We handle both on-prem and cloud deployments. We're in IT services, so we often sell these solutions to our clients. We use the Windows Server ourselves as well. I'd recommend the solution. It works well, however, users still have to understand Windows and the Windows interface in order to use it correctly. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.

2020-07-23T07:58:40Z
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Top 20Real User

We're just a customers. We've been using multiple versions of the solution up to the 2016 version. I would recommend the Microsoft platform and Windows Servers in particular. It's great for implementation into any environment and is easy to use. They have enhanced some security, however, there needs more done in that respect. That said, from an efficiency, performance, business continuity, and integration standpoint, I'd highly recommend the Microsoft platform. While Linux has a better security layer, if that is your concern, be aware it will require investment in a lot of resources, training. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. To get higher marks, the solution really needs to do something about the GUI & its security, which currently consumes a lot of resources & allowing breaching.

2020-07-12T11:48:50Z
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