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Insolvency Practitioner and Director at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Implementation and customer services needs improvement, but overall works well

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

I would like to see easier implementation and better customer service in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have beends using the solution for 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be very reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 18 people in our organization using the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The customer service should be easier to access.

How was the initial setup?

I was involved in the installation of the solution and it did go well. We have an HP Server and we are using Microsoft software, they clashed. It took…

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

I would like to see easier implementation and better customer service in the future.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have beends using the solution for 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the solution to be very reliable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have 18 people in our organization using the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

The customer service should be easier to access.

How was the initial setup?

I was involved in the installation of the solution and it did go well. We have an HP Server and we are using Microsoft software, they clashed. It took months to get it to work well.

What about the implementation team?

We used a consultant for the implementation and it took approximately six months to get everything working correctly.

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

We had to purchase the solution and also the licenses to go on each computer system.

What other advice do I have?

We are going to continue using the solution until everything is on the cloud. I would not recommend it.

I rate Windows Server a five out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Solution Director at a comms service provider with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 20
Reliable, easy to use and maintain, but the licensing could be better
Pros and Cons
  • "We chose Windows Server because it is easy to use, and easy to maintain."
  • "It would be better if the license had a longer lifetime."

What is our primary use case?

We are using Windows Server locally for our DNS.

We are implementers, and we perform this service for our clients.

How has it helped my organization?

Our company is an ISP (Internet Service Provider). Windows Server is not directly used for internal purposes, but as our product for our external customers.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

The license model needs improvement. It would be better if the license had a longer lifetime.

This may be a feature that is already in place, but I like to see a monitoring feature for the desktop.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for approximately three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. Its stability is one of the reasons we decided to adopt Windows Server.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

I have not yet experienced the scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is pretty good.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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Technical Director at a security firm with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Stable and easy to set up, but it could be more secure

What is our primary use case?

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.

What needs improvement?

Windows Server could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for six or seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is quite a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Windows Server is scalable and we have six users in the company. We plan to increase our usage in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience with technical support.

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

I did not use another…

What is our primary use case?

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.

What needs improvement?

Windows Server could be more secure.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for six or seven years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

This is quite a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Windows Server is scalable and we have six users in the company. We plan to increase our usage in the future.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have any experience with technical support.

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

I did not use another similar product before this one.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is quite straightforward.

What about the implementation team?

We completed the deployment ourselves.

I was responsible for the deployment and also handle maintenance.

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

This is not an expensive product.

What other advice do I have?

I can recommend Windows Server.

I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Technical Solutions Architect at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Works well for Citrix desktops and for domain controllers

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use Windows Server for Citrix desktops and domain controllers.

What is most valuable?

The domain controller features are useful.

What needs improvement?

The price should be reduced.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows server is a stable product and we will continue to use it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability has not been a problem. In one of the jobs I was doing, there were 700 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never had to log a case with Microsoft so I don't have any experience with technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use Windows Server for Citrix desktops and domain controllers.

What is most valuable?

The domain controller features are useful.

What needs improvement?

The price should be reduced.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for 10 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows server is a stable product and we will continue to use it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Scalability has not been a problem. In one of the jobs I was doing, there were 700 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have never had to log a case with Microsoft so I don't have any experience with technical support.

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

I have always used just only Windows.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and it takes about 20 minutes to deploy.

What about the implementation team?

It is a manual installation and I handle the deployment myself.

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

The licensing fees are expensive.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product that I can recommend.

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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Telecommunication Department Head at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Stable, scalable, and easy to install

What is our primary use case?

We use it for a system that we have in our company. We are using Windows Server 2016.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and scalable.

What needs improvement?

It is not easy to use. It can be more user-friendly to make our routine work a bit easy. It could also be cheaper.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for four or five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have around 1,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Support is handled by another department.

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

We didn't use any other solution.

How was the

What is our primary use case?

We use it for a system that we have in our company. We are using Windows Server 2016.

What is most valuable?

It is stable and scalable.

What needs improvement?

It is not easy to use. It can be more user-friendly to make our routine work a bit easy.

It could also be cheaper.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for four or five years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It is scalable. We have around 1,000 users.

How are customer service and technical support?

Support is handled by another department.

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

We didn't use any other solution.

How was the initial setup?

I didn't handle its installation, but based on what I know, it was easy to install.

What about the implementation team?

We install and maintain it with the help of another team in our company. They have three engineers for deployment and maintenance.

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

It could be cheaper. Its licensing is on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution. I would rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

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Sr. Manager - IT Systems at a transportation company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Easy installation, stable, scales well, and is easy to use

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to run our applications and overall our day-to-day activities.

What is most valuable?

Windows Server is a good solution. It is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

There is a need for improved security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for four or five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Window Server is a scalable product. We have approximately 400 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support. We are able to resolve issues.

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

We…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to run our applications and overall our day-to-day activities.

What is most valuable?

Windows Server is a good solution.

It is easy to use.

What needs improvement?

There is a need for improved security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for four or five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is a stable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Window Server is a scalable product.

We have approximately 400 users in our organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

We have not contacted technical support. We are able to resolve issues.

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

We are also using the Linux Server.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to install Windows Server.

It took three to four hours to install.

What about the implementation team?

We have a team of three engineers to complete the installation and maintain it.

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

Our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I would rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior Security Operation Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10
Simple administration, easy to use, but could be more stable

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

The main features are ease of use and simple administration. 

For how long have I used the solution?

 I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the stability to be good but it could improve.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable and we plan to increase usage.

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

I have used Linux Red Hat previously.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and…

What is our primary use case?

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.

What is most valuable?

The main features are ease of use and simple administration. 

For how long have I used the solution?

 I have been using this solution for a couple of years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found the stability to be good but it could improve.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable and we plan to increase usage.

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

I have used Linux Red Hat previously.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is straightforward and takes approximately 10 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I have done the implementation myself but sometimes I require assistance because some environments have a lot of servers. The more servers you have the more administrators you will need for the maintenance.

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

There is a license required and it is on an annual basis.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

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System Integration Engineer at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Good performance, easy to set up, and good support

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for virtualization and the remote desktop.

What is most valuable?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Servers for approximately five years. We are not yet using the latest version. We are using version 2016.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 80 users in our company and we have a range of a couple of customers to 1,000 customers who are using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is okay.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward. Depending on the…

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution for virtualization and the remote desktop.

What is most valuable?

We like the performance. 

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Servers for approximately five years.

We are not yet using the latest version. We are using version 2016.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

We have approximately 80 users in our company and we have a range of a couple of customers to 1,000 customers who are using this solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

Technical support is okay.

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

Depending on the size of the infrastructure, you need one single person single-handedly to four or five people to maintain this solution.

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

The price could be better and the licensing model could be easier to understand.

Our customers prefer lifetime licenses.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others who are interested in using it.

I would rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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