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Windows Server Valuable Features

HB
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The remote session is really helpful due to the fact that we are using Windows on our machines. You can access the remote session easily on that server. There's also the database management tool that we use to run queries and show a relational database check. If there is some problem with the data we can see it. 

It's good for performance testing on the actual app.

The scalability it offers is great. We can upgrade for the internal services. If we want to increase storage, or our clients do, the solution can accommodate that.

Overall it's really easy to use. It's like using Windows, yet with many other features.

The initial setup is very easy.

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TM
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees

The product is very good for those that are integrating a lot of Microsoft products. It's great at integrating them.

The initial setup is pretty easy. The deployment is very fast.

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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.

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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MY
IT at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees

We like the ease of use, stability and performance of Windows Server. The reason I was skeptical when it comes to moving to Windows Server 2019, which is currently the latest version that the market has to offer, is because the solution is easy to use and stable, something typical of any OS. While we are currently inspecting the compatibility of applications that are running on Windows version 2019, we're still using the 2012 version and everything is working fine. We have encountered no problems with the OS being used to run the applications. 

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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.

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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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 SQL version of the solution is its most valuable aspect.

The solution is very easy to use and very easy to onboard. 

The solution, for the most part, is stable. The stability is actually pretty good in terms of availability.

The product's performance depends on the use case.

The solution is very scalable.

The initial setup isn't overly difficult.

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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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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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LC
Programma / Project Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees

As an end-user, the experience of the solution is that it's very reliable. It just works. As long as it doesn't affect my daily operation and we can work safely and securely with each other, that's all I care about.

The solution has a sufficient amount of stability and performance that meets my needs. 

I can work securely and all the files are easily accessible.

The initial setup is very simple and straightforward. 

The scalability potential is quite good. 

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MZ
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees

I consider Bixby, DNS, Active Directory, File Servers, Print Servers, Windows Defender and a host of other features to be valuable. 

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MS
Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees

We're required to support it, however, for the most part, it works well and is reliable. 

Technical support is helpful. There's a lot of documentation and helpful information online as well.

The initial setup is not overly difficult.

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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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KM
SAP Architecture Manager at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

The Windows Server is mostly to host our SAP application. It's just that basic operating system. We are using the backend as a database, a Microsoft SQL Server is there also in front of them.

Over the ten years we have used the servers, we've never had a problem. They are robust and reliable. 

The solution is quite stable.

The product can scale very well.

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DM
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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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
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
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
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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Senior Software Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The feature that I have found most valuable is the Active Directory. I have had good experience with Windows Server. I haven't had any issues

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Lead DevOps Engineer at Etisalat

A valuable feature of Windows Server has been the performance. We have done all the redundancy and fault tolerance things to protect our servers and, so far, so good.

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MF
Manager

The product is stable. It's reliable. 

Microsoft is a trusted brand and I enjoy working with it.

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AGM, Enterprise Solutions at Omgea Exim Ltd

The ease of use is great.

The installation process is great.

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MH
Responsable TUIC at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is very easy to configure.

The solution has a lot of features.

The pricing is good. They offer special pricing to educational institutions that is less than what a typical organization might pay.

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CM
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution is very flexible.

We find the solution to be easy to use and simple to navigate. 

The stability is very good.

The security on the server has been great. It's much more secure than, for example, other open-source operating systems.

We find the solution very easy to install. 

Technical support is very helpful.

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PS
Project Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The solution is absolutely integral to our business processes. 

It's a widely used system.

The product is very stable.

The initial setup is quite straightforward. 

Technical support is very helpful.

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GK
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The performance of the solution is good.

It's very easy and user-friendly compared to any other operating system.

The stability has been good.

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Sales Manager at INFOSEC

The product is a good operating system. The features fit our needs very well. For example, with Windows Server, you can use a machine for printing, accessing the internet, or using some applications. You can do it all with one server. You don't need several servers. One is enough. 

For those with a bit of technical know-how and have a level of comfort with Microsoft, it's not too difficult to implement.

The solution can scale if you need it to.

I've found the product to be stable. 

The product integrates well with Sophos. 

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AA
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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Group DWH and BI Senior Manager at Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa

The most valuable features are the ease of access and maintaining the solution.

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MP
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
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
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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PA
Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees

The solution is very stable.

The scalability has been good.

We find the initial implementation process to be quick and easy.

The interface is good.

We've found the level of security to be fine.

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JP
Chief Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

The solution is very stable.

The product is scalable. 

The solution is pretty easy to install.

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KH
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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TC
Solutions Specialist at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

It is very stable and easy to install.

Installation doesn't require a technical team.

Windows Server can be deployed anywhere, like on your desktop, laptop, cell phone, or on the cloud.

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YL
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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MS
SA at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees

From the very beginning, I have been using a Windows-based OS so for me, it's very easy because it's GUI compared to command line or something Linux-based. I prefer GUI, so Windows is very good for me.

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AM
Assistant Vice President Global IT at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees

The stability and performance are great. 

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. 

The solution can scale. 

Technical support is great.

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DG
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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MV
Team leader technical support at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees

It makes an ideal tool for certain solutions. Most applications are compatible with this operating system.

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VJ
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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System Administrator at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees

Windows Server is most commonly used and practiced. It is compatible with what we are running. You can run Dynamics on Linux or other operating systems, but our clients commonly use Windows Server, Microsoft products, and Office 365.

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DGM-IT at a construction company with 10,001+ employees

Windows Server is running well, the performance is good, there are no issues and it is stable.

Because we are using it a very long time and all our applications need Windows OS to run, so by default, we are using Windows OS.

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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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MK
Cyber security manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees

The features that I have found most valuable are that it is quick with an easy installation and has good troubleshooting compared to Linux or any other operating system.

They provide updates and patches in a timely manner.

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RB
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees

The solution is mostly stable. 

The scalability is okay. We just need to get the correct edition of the Server.

The initial setup is easy and the deployment is fast.

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CA
Owner and business consultant at networks srl

Compared to other solutions, the ease of administration is great. 

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RU
Senior Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees

If everything is configured correctly this solution provides high performance. Building a Failover Cluster is comparatively much easier in Windows Server than any of the Linux-based solutions.

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

I like the views in the user interface. 

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GD
Lead Solutions Architect - International Projects at a media company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution is perfect for Microsoft applications.

The stability is okay.

The solution is scalable.

The installation process is easy.

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Senior Oracle Database Administrator at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees

The biggest advantage of Windows Server is the services. It offers the ability to configure services, so your application can run on a Windows Server. 

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WC
ICT and Cyber Security Adviser at a security firm with self employed

Overall, we've been happy with the solution. 

The initial setup is pretty simple.

We can scale the solution if we need to.

The stability is decent. 

Technical support has been okay.

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Solution Architect at KIAN company

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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AS
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution is very stable. There isn't a lot of downtime.

The product can scale. 

The initial setup is very easy.

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OL
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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KC
CEO South East Asia at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is very scalable. 

The installation process is very straightforward. 

Technical support is good. 

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AL
GM: Information Systems at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees

The features that I have found most valuable are its ease of use and the compatibility with most other products.

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SM
Global Head ICT (CITP & MIE) at The Aga Khan Academies

It is easy to use, and its performance is good. 

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Senior Digital Services Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The solution is very user-friendly. 

The scalability is very good.

You can deploy the solution either on the cloud or on-premises. 

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Sr. Network Administrator at ACMC

One of the most valuable features of Windows Server is that it is easy to use. Also, with Windows, everything is integrated. 

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TR
Control Systems Supervisor with 201-500 employees

The only thing that is extremely valuable about the solution is that most applications run on it. That's where it brings the value in as we have the server to run our applications.

The product is stable.

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SK
Senior Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The performance is good.

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AS
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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KG
Associate Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees

The main feature of the solution is the ease of use.

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AO
Senior System Administrator at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

Windows Server is very useful and easy to install.

It has been stable after 2002, so versions 2016 and 2019 are stable.

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MB
Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature of Windows Server is its scalability and robustness. 

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SC
Sr Reporter at a media company with 201-500 employees

Windows server is easy to use.

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Head of Network Management Solutions at Convergent Wireless Communications

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
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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ST
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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GC
Science Technician at a government with 201-500 employees

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

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LS
Director of Information Technology at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees

It is pretty simple and flexible. It works with all kinds of software. That's why we are using it. We avoid using Linux and other platforms.

Its performance is also good.

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MC
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is very useful, and it is easy to use.

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

It's easy to use.

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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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AA
Modern Data Center and Cloud Engineer II at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution is easy to use and it supports multiple applications compared to other basic systems that are currently in a production environment. Many people prefer the Windows environment because they are used to it from previous experiences.

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MF
Manager Tech. & Support (Information Technology) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

Its performance is very good, and it is stable. All applications are working perfectly, and there is no issue.

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GG
IT Production Engineer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees

The interface is easy to use.

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DS
System and DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The performance is good.

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SM
Insolvency Practitioner and Director at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees

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

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MP
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
Technical Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

The domain controller features are useful.

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OH
Telecommunication Department Head at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is stable and scalable.

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SR
Sr. Manager - IT Systems at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees

Windows Server is a good solution.

It is easy to use.

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AA
Senior Security Operation Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees

The main features are ease of use and simple administration. 

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

It's user-friendly.

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DB
System Administrator & IT Specialist at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

There are a lot of features. Active Directory is most valuable.

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

I like its simplicity. 

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Volunteer - IT Department at SARC

Windows Server is very easy to use.

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AS
Consulting and Pre-Sales Manage at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The solution is invaluable, we need it for file and emails servers.

The solution has plenty of features.

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AB
IT System Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

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

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RPA Consultant and Business Analyst at a performing arts with 10,001+ employees

I like that the solution is reliable.

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VG
Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

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

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SA
Chief Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

The solution is easy to use.

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RK
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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PM
Quadria Rouen Agency Director at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

The solution integrates well with other platforms.

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AG
Systems and networks engineer at a government with self employed

I like that Windows Server is easy to use.

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MG
Partner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees

Windows Server is easy to use.

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AA
ASM at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees

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

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Data & AI expert at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The main feature of the solution is it has a graphical interface.

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MB
Systems and Networks Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The most useful is the interface and the ergonomic. Windows is very simple.

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CL
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

This product works well for the applications that we have hosted on it.

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AR
Associate Vice President at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees

The solution is easy to use and it has good performance.

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SS
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees

The solution is user-friendly, the UI looks good, and there are new versions every year. Each new version is very different, better, and cleaner.

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NR
Senior Associate Consultant IT Administrator at iLenSys Technologies Private Limited

The Active Directory and the applications where the server is installed are the most valuable features.

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MA
Co-Founder at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

What I like most about Windows Server is that it's easy to use.

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AN
Project Leader at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

The performance of Windows Server is good.

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PK
Manager Operations at a non-profit with 1-10 employees

It is easy to use.

It is also very easy to configure.

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JA
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees

The most valuable feature is the performance.

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Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University

The performance is very good.

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Technician at COMPUTEC

I have found Active Directory a valuable feature. When comparing Windows Server and VMware, I prefer the Windows environment because it is very easy to use.

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FB
IT manager at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

It's easy to set up and deploy. 

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NMS Service Automation & RPA Technical Lead at Vodafone

Overall the solution has been functioning very well for us.

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DO
Network System Administrator - Team Leader at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees

The solution is very easy to configure.

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BP
Disaster Recovery Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I like that it's a stable product. For me, it's working fine.

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KS
General Manager

For our company the Terminal Service is a valuable feature. 

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RM
DevOps Strategist at a marketing services firm with 1-10 employees

Windows Server is easy to use. It's user-friendly for the admin guys.

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Junior Software Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees

It is stable, scalable, flexible, and easy to use.

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Learn what your peers think about Windows Server. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: January 2022.
564,729 professionals have used our research since 2012.