Windows Server Primary Use Case
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We have the product that my team works on and we need to, for example, deploy the solution on running servers. That way, the client can access it and the QAs in our team could test it.
Also, we have some database servers other than the Windows Server. We use it for servers - indicators for better pages for better performance. We create the databases actually.
Systems Engineer at a educational organization with 11-50 employees
The solution is mainly used if you have a lot of solutions that integrate with Microsoft products. The usage varies. It depends on what you want to do with it. If you want to use it for integrating for web services or integrating for OS with some of your net applications, or your C-Sharp type of environments, then Windows is your go-to.View full review »
IT at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
A couple of years ago we migrated from the 2008 to the 2012 version and we are currently in the process of trying to migrate our applications to that of 2019. We use Windows 10 for OS. We're researching z/OS, which is actually Linux based, to see how well it works with Windows applications.
When it comes to the SQL server, we have separate application and database servers, the latter which is also on Windows Server 2012. This means that we have a couple of applications in which we hosted in IIS and Windows Server 2012. Consequently, we have quite a collection of Windows 2012 that are currently running in our data center.
For the moment, we are not making use of the solution in our environment but looking into how we can have a license free OS that can both work with lower machines and function very well.
Founder at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
We are using this solution as a server operating system.View full review »
I primarily use the solution for college assignments.
We are using it just to learn how to configure all the options that Windows Server provides for the active directory and basically all the necessary configurations. It's for enterprise infrastructure, so to speak. We are mainly focusing on group policy and remote authentication, the main controller, and all the functionalities that a Windows server provides through the access directory.View full review »
Platform Manager at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use the solution for a variety of tasks including active directory servers, exchange servers, hosting applications, running insurance apps, and SQL databases. A whole gamut of things.View full review »
Our primary use case is for the SCADA system, for the ITS system, and for the station system. I'm a system programmer and we are customers of Microsoft.View full review »
Programma / Project Manager at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I primarily use it for my day-to-day business tasks.View full review »
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 201-500 employees
I use the solution for all my servers, for the domain, the file server and other applications with which it is compatible.
Head of Technical Support at a real estate/law firm with 51-200 employees
Mostly we use the product for file sharing, and then for database applications. That's about it. We're not running cloud services and other things.View full review »
SAP Architecture Manager at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
ICT Manager at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use the solution on our DNS network. It's the de facto operating system in our organization.View full review »
We are primarily using the solution as a domain controller for user authentication and a DNS server.View full review »
Executive Personal Assistant at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using Windows Server 2016 for our organization's backend applications which reside in a data center. HP provides us with our Windows platforms, and we also have Unix platforms from them as well.
We have been using Windows environments since I joined my organization, which is close to 20 years now. Currently, we're doing what you can call a hosted private cloud with colocation and we are running some huge workloads using Windows Server in this cloud.
From our side, the organization's 2800 end users are mostly running Windows 10 in a highly virtualized environment. So whenever we need more resources, it takes just a couple of minutes to get it up and running.
Senior IT Manager at a pharma/biotech company with 1-10 employees
We typically use the solution for hosting applications, which is more related to Visual Studio and other similar items.View full review »
I just use Windows Server to install third party software, things like data integration tools and BI tools. One of the uses was to set up an on-prem Active Directory. So these kinds of things.View full review »
Our primary use case of Windows Server is application support. We have applications such as SAP-based or web-based solutions that we use through Citrix-based solutions. We deploy it on Azure.View full review »
We work mostly on the banking organization segment. In banking organizations, they are using around 40% of Windows Servers. If there is any database they will be using MySQL. Including enterprise segments. 80% of people are using Windows Server and SQL or Exchange though, actually, now people are migrating to the cloud. Groups of companies, including enterprise pharmaceuticals, are mostly using Microsoft.View full review »
Responsable TUIC at a educational organization with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for the domain controller.View full review »
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution is very useful if the company doesn't want open storage, OS. In those cases, we usually recommend customers to use Microsoft services. Most of the time it's actually the client who gives us advice on what kind of OS they want to use and they will just ask for the quotation.
Project Manager at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We primarily use the solution as a base layer for our software. Our developers decided they should create our products based on the Microsoft platform. We have to use the Windows Server as the applied model.
We have some solutions based on Linux, however, Microsoft Windows Server is the primary operating system.View full review »
Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution is basically an operating system for business. We use it for business purposes. that's it.View full review »
We use Windows Server mainly for deploying high-end applications and databases.View full review »
Operations Director / Business Critical Solutions Architect at a outsourcing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I've used it with government applications to integrate and install with Shine server and Fire servers, enabling remote access. For some clients, we have developed and installed an integrated solution for about 500 users and are usually 'anywhere applications.' One client is a government permit office, and they use it for GIS applications and keep track of services.View full review »
IT Infra Head at a consumer goods company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are primarily using the solution for implementing some of our applications.
The applications that are running are very easy to handle. Most of the applications are on the Linux environment, as well.View full review »
We do software services, and most of the time we use this for UAT and testing purposes.View full review »
Manager at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Chief Technology Officer at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
It's there just hosting the SQL Servers and they're not using IIS or some Microsoft-specific technology. We're just hosting some MSSQL.View full review »
Principal Consultant at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Our use cases are usually data and analytics. We are building platforms for our clients to exploit their data. We are building the data curation.
Also, the analytics for the front end, and the presentation of the data for the end-user.
Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We primarily use the solution as a database.View full review »
SA at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Currently, we are trying to use the solution as the host for a specific system. Another use case is as NFS files sharing space.
The solution is deployed on-premise.
Assistant Vice President Global IT at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use the solution for hosting applications. We have six applications, which are VMs.View full review »
Cloud Service Director at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use the solution for the Arctic directory, SharePoint, or the Information System's company.View full review »
Team leader technical support at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
We use Windows Server as the endpoint solution and for hosting our enterprise applications.View full review »
System Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are primarily using Windows Server for monitoring purposes.View full review »
We upgraded to 2019 and use this as our operating system for our domain controller, for our file server, and for running our ERP. We're also run our ERP on Microsoft Dynamics.View full review »
We use this solution to install and use applications on it.View full review »
Cyber security manager at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Windows Server is deployed both on-premises and on cloud.View full review »
Software Engineer at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We are using this solution for some database applications.View full review »
Owner and business consultant at networks srl
Senior Solutions Architect at a manufacturing company with 51-200 employees
Windows Server can be used for various mission-critical applications, such as SAP, web servers, SQL databases, and hosting. Various security applications, for example, Symantec or McAfee, all need Windows Servers as the back end to operate. Additionally, this solution can be used to build up a Failover Cluster.View full review »
We use Windows Server to host applications, host files, emails, Windows server emails, and data exchange. But for the most part, we use it to host applications, directory services, and DNS services.View full review »
Lead Solutions Architect - International Projects at a media company with 501-1,000 employees
Window Server is for the front-end applications. It is on the client-facing side.View full review »
ICT and Cyber Security Adviser at a security firm with self employed
We primarily use the solution for many things. It's an operating system. We use to run many different application servers like SAP exchanges, and applications in our environment.
We use it to implement and configure Active Directory environments for organizations. Projects can be related to running WS systems as well as implementing and performing System Center Configuration Manager, assisting the OM, Operation Manager, and monitoring.View full review »
Senior Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The solution helps fulfill customer requirements. We use it for applications.View full review »
Technical and Project Manager Industrial Directorate EES CLEMESSY at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
We have many brands that we use here in our firm. As an example, we use Dell for our Laptops, we use Lenovo, we use IBM for our computers, Cisco for our switches, and Microsoft.View full review »
CEO South East Asia at a engineering company with 10,001+ employees
We primarily use the solution for many purposes, the Active Directory, SQL, web server, and many other features.View full review »
GM: Information Systems at a logistics company with 501-1,000 employees
Global Head ICT (CITP & MIE) at The Aga Khan Academies
We are using this solution for all of our on-premise application servers. The latest version is Windows Server 2019, but we are using Windows Server 2016. We haven't felt the need to upgrade it.
The product is primarily used for applications, data storage, and communications. We also use it for the directory.View full review »
Our primary use case of Windows Server is running our business applications, such as ERP.
This solution is deployed on-premises.View full review »
AVP at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Control Systems Supervisor with 201-500 employees
We primarily use the solution as our general operating system.View full review »
Account Manager Individual Contributor at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
I use Windows Server for the deployment of applications for users.
This is only for the duration of the project; it is not for our personal use.View full review »
We're using Windows Server for its basic function. We use it to run applications, but there's a team who manages that, and they are certified. I'm not the one managing. I'm just a user.View full review »
Senior Architect at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees
We are using Windows Server as an operating platform. It's an Operating system.
We host our products on the Windows Server.View full review »
Associate Manager at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
We use the solution as a server OS. Due to security reasons, we have created some virtual machines instead of on-premise deployments and we are writing SQL queries.
IT manager at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
I use Windows Server 2015.
We have data center and now we use the software to do the virtualization. We develop certain functions.View full review »
We deploy our solution in Windows Server when our customers are working in Windows. So it depends on the customer's requirements.
We use Windows for its Single-Instance Storage, SIS, capabilities. The solution has deduplication default features. In respect of Windows security, the solution offers a GUI, graphical user interface, that is very convenient for the user. Linux, for its part, does not offer a graphical user interface.View full review »
Engineer at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
We use Windows Server for process control in process control systems. Right now, the operations team is the only one using the solution. They conduct day collection for our process control system.View full review »
Sr Reporter at a media company with 201-500 employees
We use this solution as our server application. Several applications are based on this operating system.View full review »
organizator informatike at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use these servers for databases and applications.View full review »
Vice President at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The solution is a general server, It can be used for any of the products that you want to create or use. For example, it can be used for application server deployment and web applications. It can be used for everything.View full review »
Science Technician at a government with 201-500 employees
We use the solution as a server for our information at our company.View full review »
Director of Information Technology at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for our servers. We have Windows 2012 and Windows 2016. We are not on the latest version, but we are almost there.View full review »
Line Technical Agent at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution as our operating system.View full review »
Most of our computers have the Windows Server operating system, and all of our applications are running on it.View full review »
Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are using Windows Server as a cloud server.View full review »
We use the solution as a typical server for our organization.View full review »
Head of Major Account Sales Operation 1 at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use the solution for managing data base applications for client monitoring.View full review »
We use Windows Server as a business operating system.View full review »
Manager Tech. & Support (Information Technology) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are using it for Windows Active Directory, DHCP Server, and application servers.View full review »
IT Production Engineer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
We use Windows Server for hosting web pages, our SQL databases, and other things.View full review »
System and DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution to run several personal applications and enterprise applications.View full review »
Responcible specialist at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We are using it for Active Directory, DNS, and TCP.
The solution is deployed on-premise. There are over 5,000 people using this solution in my company.View full review »
Solution Director at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
We are using Windows Server locally for our DNS.
We are implementers, and we perform this service for our clients.View full review »
Technical Director at a security firm with 51-200 employees
We are in the waste logistics industry and we are using this product as the central server for our file systems. The SQL server is running on top of this.View full review »
Telecommunication Department Head at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sr. Manager - IT Systems at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
We use this solution to run our applications and overall our day-to-day activities.View full review »
Senior Security Operation Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
This solution can be used for a lot of things, such as email, file servers, authentication, network access protocol, DNS, active directory, and accessing the main controllers.View full review »
System Integration Engineer at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
We use this solution for virtualization and the remote desktop.View full review »
Solutions Architect at a comms service provider with 11-50 employees
We use Windows Server for endpoint security because there is an application we have working on it called Trend Micro.View full review »
Information Systems Infrastructure Manager at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
We use this solution for business applications.View full review »
We are using it mainly for Active Directory, Exchange Servers, and file services.View full review »
System Administrator at a insurance company with 201-500 employees
We use it for the operating system.View full review »
Consulting and Pre-Sales Manage at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Our primary use case for Windows Server is to support applications and distribute them to all the company users.View full review »
IT System Engineer at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
We use this solution for many purposes, such as managing user accounts in Active Directory, storage, hosting applications, and remote server access.View full review »
I use the solution solely for official purposes.View full review »
Regional Head Customer Experience at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We have many applications which require Windows Server, such as SQL Server and an application server that acts as a middle layer.View full review »
Chief Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
We used Windows Server to run SQL applications and a few remote desktop applications.View full review »
Network Engineer at IRPC PCL
We use Windows Server as our certified server for compatibility.View full review »
Software Test Engineer at a manufacturing company with 501-1,000 employees
The solution is primarily used to deploy applications into the cloud and as remote information storage. Additionally, it is useful for test purposes.
General Manager at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
We use Windows Server for sharing files and running applications, for example, Microsoft Exchange for correspondence.View full review »
Systems and networks engineer at a government with self employed
I use Windows Server for applications.View full review »
Partner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
We use Windows Server for applications, data storage, and communication.View full review »
ASM at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
We're using it primarily for domain control, additional domains, and servers. Everything is used under the Windows platform.View full review »
For the server-side deployment, we use Windows Server to run applications.View full review »
Senior Cloud Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We are using Windows Server to run applications.View full review »
The solution can be used for remote access through the remote desktop.View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at Dimension Data
Systems and Networks Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We are using Windows Server for all of our servers in our organization.View full review »
IT Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
We use a variety of applications that are hosted on our Windows Server.View full review »
Information Systems Computer System Controller at a insurance company with 11-50 employees
We are providing services to our clients using this solution.View full review »
Associate Vice President at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
We are using Windows Server as an operating system.View full review »
Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I use this solution for running applications that my clients use.View full review »
IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
I am using this solution for a databases server running Azure.View full review »
Project Leader at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We login and run our personal and business applications on Windows Server. We have 50 users in our organization.View full review »
Manager Operations at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
We are in service and sales. We are serving and selling products to our customers.View full review »
We have our applications on the servers.View full review »
Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
We are using the solution as a web server.View full review »
We use the 2016 version.
We use the solution for our applications.View full review »
We use this solution as an operating system to run applications, such as Microsoft SQL.View full review »
Network System Administrator - Team Leader at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
I'm using the Windows Server to manage all the printers and all the additional hardware. I have a mini virtual server. We are customers of Windows and I'm a network system administrator.View full review »
I use the solution when I'm working from home.View full review »
We use it to deploy any product.View full review »
Solutions Development Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution for our exchange, database and SQL servers.View full review »
Senior Practice Lead at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We use this solution for hosting applications on the server.
Chief Manager at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
I mainly use this solution for running applications.View full review »