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Assistant Manager – IT Infrastructure at a manufacturing company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to install and use but stability and scalability need improvement

What is our primary use case?

Most of our computers have the Windows Server operating system, and all of our applications are running on it.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The stability could be improved. The scalability could also be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for a couple of years. For the most part, we are using version 2015.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable but could be better.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability could be better, it's not very good. We have approximately 1,000 users in our organization. We have plans to continuing using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We…

What is our primary use case?

Most of our computers have the Windows Server operating system, and all of our applications are running on it.

What is most valuable?

It's easy to use.

What needs improvement?

The stability could be improved.

The scalability could also be improved.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for a couple of years.

For the most part, we are using version 2015.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's stable but could be better.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability could be better, it's not very good.

We have approximately 1,000 users in our organization.

We have plans to continuing using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support for Windows Server.

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

We are also using Red Hat Linux.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup was straightforward.

It took one to two hours to deploy.

We have one or two people for the deployment.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the installation ourselves.

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

We purchase licenses.

It's expensive, but we have a need for it and have to purchase it.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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IT Support Executive at a healthcare company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Flexible, easy to use, and reliable

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a typical server for our organization.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

I believe the solution needs to be more secure in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable but not as much as some of their competitors. We have approximately 400 users using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is okay but it takes some time before you have someone on the telephone that is an expert…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution as a typical server for our organization.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

I believe the solution needs to be more secure in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution has been stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable but not as much as some of their competitors. We have approximately 400 users using the solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The support is okay but it takes some time before you have someone on the telephone that is an expert that is needed for the issue.

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

I have previously used Linux and this solution is not as scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The installation was straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

The deployment is not a single-person job and we have used vendors in the past. For the deployment and maintenance of the solution, we have three technicians.

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

There is a license needed for this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend using this solution to others.

I rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Head of Major Account Sales Operation 1 at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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A powerful solution, but could be more secure

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for managing data base applications for client monitoring.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

My company has been using Windows Server for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I feel the solution to be stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is commensurate with what we are willing to pay for. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not had experience with technical support. As we are in Indonesia, the fact that our application must follow the operating system can be problematic. 

What about the implementation team?

We have an IT team which handles installation. I…

What is our primary use case?

We use the solution for managing data base applications for client monitoring.

What needs improvement?

The solution could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

My company has been using Windows Server for ten years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I feel the solution to be stable. 

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is commensurate with what we are willing to pay for. 

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not had experience with technical support. As we are in Indonesia, the fact that our application must follow the operating system can be problematic. 

What about the implementation team?

We have an IT team which handles installation. I take care of the business aspects when it comes to customer relations. 

I do not recall how long installation took. 

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We feel Windows Server to be very powerful and are not aware of solutions which can act as its replacement. 

What other advice do I have?

We are an IT company and make both internal and external use of the solution, which we do as an integrator. 

We have a remote client boarder and they claim that replication is difficult. 

There are 1,500 users making use of the solution in my company. 

I would rate Windows Server as a six or six-point-five out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Integrator
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Kaan Çelik
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Manager at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Continuous updates, always increasing stability, some features difficult

What is our primary use case?

We hosted servers on the solution. We installed programs and services on it such as Azure, an ERP product.

What needs improvement?

The solution is easy to use mostly but some features can be hard to understand for customers.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for some time now and I have done so in the past year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I would say Microsoft operating systems are more stable now than they were before, they have made some improvements over the years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 2000 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

Windows server installation can be easy but it depends on what your needs…

What is our primary use case?

We hosted servers on the solution. We installed programs and services on it such as Azure, an ERP product.

What needs improvement?

The solution is easy to use mostly but some features can be hard to understand for customers.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for some time now and I have done so in the past year.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I would say Microsoft operating systems are more stable now than they were before, they have made some improvements over the years.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 2000 users using the solution.

How was the initial setup?

Windows server installation can be easy but it depends on what your needs are. If you built a huge platform, you can have some difficulties. On the other hand, if you use some simple build with, for example, services like IAS, it can be easily installed and you might be fine with the standard edition of Microsoft Server.

What other advice do I have?

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.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Modern Data Center and Cloud Engineer II at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
MSP
Top 5Leaderboard
Beneficial application compatibility, highly stable, and good technical support
Pros and Cons
  • "The solution is easy to use and it supports multiple applications compared to other basic systems that are currently in a production environment."
  • "The solution could improve by having more integration and some of the new features that are being released in Windows 11."

What is our primary use case?

We use Windows Server as a business operating system.

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by having more integration and some of the new features that are being released in Windows 11.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using the solution within the past 12 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is highly stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

We have 100 users using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from Microsoft has been good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and it takes approximately 10 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation of the solution.

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

There is a license required for Windows Server and Microsoft the cost is based on the number of ports that you have on the production server.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution for enterprise use.

I rate Windows Server a ten out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Manager Tech. & Support (Information Technology) at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Good performance, stable, and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for Windows Active Directory, DHCP Server, and application servers.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

It can have more integration, which will be useful for the data integration process. More integration with different applications and different OS would be quite good.

For how long have I used the solution?

We are using Windows Server for the last eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have three to four Windows Servers, and all users are connected to these servers.

How are customer service and

What is our primary use case?

We are using it for Windows Active Directory, DHCP Server, and application servers.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

It can have more integration, which will be useful for the data integration process. More integration with different applications and different OS would be quite good.

For how long have I used the solution?

We are using Windows Server for the last eight years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have three to four Windows Servers, and all users are connected to these servers.

How are customer service and technical support?

They are customer-friendly.

How was the initial setup?

Its initial setup is very simple and easy. It normally takes 20 to 30 minutes. After the installation is done, the configuration takes some time, but it depends on what type of configuration is required.

What about the implementation team?

I did it myself. We have four technical guys who are connected to the deployment and maintenance of these servers.

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

We have perpetual licenses.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others. I would rate Windows Server an eight out of 10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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IT Production Engineer at a consultancy with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable, easy to use, and effectively hosts our web pages and SQL database

What is our primary use case?

We use Windows Server for hosting web pages, our SQL databases, and other things.

What is most valuable?

The interface is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

We had some complaints about the initial setup.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 600 users and there are two engineers responsible for management.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have no direct experience with Microsoft technical support.

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

We do not have any Linux-based systems.

How

What is our primary use case?

We use Windows Server for hosting web pages, our SQL databases, and other things.

What is most valuable?

The interface is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

We had some complaints about the initial setup.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 600 users and there are two engineers responsible for management.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have no direct experience with Microsoft technical support.

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

We do not have any Linux-based systems.

How was the initial setup?

This is a normal installation and the initial setup is of average complexity.

It did not take too long to install, although we had some complaints while doing it.

What about the implementation team?

I installed it myself.

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

Licensing fees are paid on an annual basis, and the price could be improved.

What other advice do I have?

Overall, this is a good product and I recommend it.

I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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System and DBA at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Good performance, reasonable support, scales well, and is stable

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to run several personal applications and enterprise applications.

What is most valuable?

The performance is good.

What needs improvement?

Windows Server could be more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for more than 10 years. We have used several different versions starting from 2008 to 2020.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Window Server is a scalable solution. All of the users in our organization are using Windows Server.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have no issues with the technical support. There is no improvement needed with the…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to run several personal applications and enterprise applications.

What is most valuable?

The performance is good.

What needs improvement?

Windows Server could be more user-friendly.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for more than 10 years.

We have used several different versions starting from 2008 to 2020.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Window Server is a scalable solution.

All of the users in our organization are using Windows Server.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have no issues with the technical support.

There is no improvement needed with the Microsoft technical support.

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

I have not used any other solutions.

How was the initial setup?

I was not involved in the installation of the Windows Server.

We need one or two team members to deploy and maintain this solution.

What other advice do I have?

With my experience, I would definitely recommend this solution.

From a performance perspective, I would rate Windows Server a nine out of ten.

Because I have only used Windows Server, I can't give you a comparison with other solutions such as Linus or Unix.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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