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Data & AI expert at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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Top 5Leaderboard
Scalable, easy to install, but stability needs improvement

What is our primary use case?

The solution can be used for remote access through the remote desktop.

What is most valuable?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is not very good because you have to restart the system to keep the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very easy and the installation takes approximately 20 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I can do the implementation of the solution myself.

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

What is our primary use case?

The solution can be used for remote access through the remote desktop.

What is most valuable?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for approximately five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is not very good because you have to restart the system to keep the stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The solution is scalable.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very easy and the installation takes approximately 20 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I can do the implementation of the solution myself.

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

The price of the solution could be reduced and there is a license required.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Windows Server if they are not able to use Linux.

I rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Systems and Networks Engineer at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Useful interface, stable, and helpful support

What is our primary use case?

We are using Windows Server for all of our servers in our organization.

How has it helped my organization?

Windows Server is very easy to troubleshoot which has helped our organization save time.

What is most valuable?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found Windows Server stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The optimization of the scalability could improve.

How are customer service and support?

The support from Microsoft is very good.

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

I have…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Windows Server for all of our servers in our organization.

How has it helped my organization?

Windows Server is very easy to troubleshoot which has helped our organization save time.

What is most valuable?

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

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using Windows Server for approximately 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

I have found Windows Server stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The optimization of the scalability could improve.

How are customer service and support?

The support from Microsoft is very good.

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

I have used Windows 10.

How was the initial setup?

Windows Server is very simple to uninstall, administer, and configure.

What other advice do I have?

There is a license to use this solution and the price is reasonable.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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IT Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Scales well, and offers support for a variety of applications

What is our primary use case?

We use a variety of applications that are hosted on our Windows Server.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

Stability-wise, there is room for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with Windows Server since it was first released.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product. We have thousands of users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not been in contact with technical support.

What about the implementation team?

We have an in-house team responsible for deployment and maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product I can recommend and as far as I…

What is our primary use case?

We use a variety of applications that are hosted on our Windows Server.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

Stability-wise, there is room for improvement.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been working with Windows Server since it was first released.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

This is a scalable product. We have thousands of users.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not been in contact with technical support.

What about the implementation team?

We have an in-house team responsible for deployment and maintenance.

What other advice do I have?

This is a product I can recommend and as far as I know, we plan to continue using Windows Server in the future.

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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Information Systems Computer System Controller at a insurance company with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Reliable, easy installation, but quicker customer service needed

What is our primary use case?

We are providing services to our clients using this solution.

What needs improvement?

The only problem we have faced is when we are upgrading the solution it is complex. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

My whole company is using the solution and we plan to continue using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support could have a faster response.

How was the initial setup?

We have been installing the solution for years and it has always been straightforward.

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

What is our primary use case?

We are providing services to our clients using this solution.

What needs improvement?

The only problem we have faced is when we are upgrading the solution it is complex. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for more than 20 years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

My whole company is using the solution and we plan to continue using it.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support could have a faster response.

How was the initial setup?

We have been installing the solution for years and it has always been straightforward.

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

There is a license required for this solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Windows Server a six out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Associate Vice President at a computer software company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
High performance, easy to use, and reliable

What is our primary use case?

We are using Windows Server as an operating system.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

Windows Server can improve in patch management and security.

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?

Windows Server is stable.

How are customer service and support?

We have not had any issues that we would need to contact the support.

What about the implementation team?

Our in-house team of two technicians and one manager do the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

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

We have purchased a…

What is our primary use case?

We are using Windows Server as an operating system.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

Windows Server can improve in patch management and security.

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?

Windows Server is stable.

How are customer service and support?

We have not had any issues that we would need to contact the support.

What about the implementation team?

Our in-house team of two technicians and one manager do the implementation and maintenance of the solution.

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

We have purchased a perpetual license to use the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution to others.

I rate Windows Server a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

Hybrid Cloud
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Software Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
User-friendly, pleasant UI , and frequently updated

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for running applications that my clients use.

What is most valuable?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had an issue with the stability of this solution. However, there could be some improvements.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

How are customer service and technical support?

I was satisfied with the technical support from Microsoft.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very easy.

What about the

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution for running applications that my clients use.

What is most valuable?

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.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using the solution for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

We have not had an issue with the stability of this solution. However, there could be some improvements.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is good.

How are customer service and technical support?

I was satisfied with the technical support from Microsoft.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is very easy.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation of the solution.

What other advice do I have?

I rate Windows Server a nine out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Senior Associate Consultant IT Administrator at iLenSys Technologies Private Limited
Real User
Top 10
User-friendly solution that is both stable and scalable

How has it helped my organization?

Windows Server is user-friendly.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

The main features that should be improved are the security and it should have better performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for nine 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?

This solution is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

Every month technical support has a deployment every month making it very easy.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was very easy.

What's my

How has it helped my organization?

Windows Server is user-friendly.

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

The main features that should be improved are the security and it should have better performance.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for nine 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?

This solution is scalable.

How are customer service and support?

Every month technical support has a deployment every month making it very easy.

How was the initial setup?

The setup was very easy.

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

There are software costs that are dependent on the CAL requirements. 

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Windows Server a 9 out of 10. It is better than Ubuntu Linux.

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IT Specialist at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Reliable, installation straightforward, but better integration needed

What is our primary use case?

I am using this solution for a databases server running Azure.

What needs improvement?

The solution is not easy to use and could be simplified. Additionally, the solution could have better integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution within the last 12 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability has been fine for what we have been using it for. However, we have not fully utilized scalability. We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What about the implementation team?

You do not need a vendor or…

What is our primary use case?

I am using this solution for a databases server running Azure.

What needs improvement?

The solution is not easy to use and could be simplified. Additionally, the solution could have better integration.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution within the last 12 months.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The solution is stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability has been fine for what we have been using it for. However, we have not fully utilized scalability.

We have approximately 100 users using this solution in my organization.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy.

What about the implementation team?

You do not need a vendor or consultant to do the implementation.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution.

I rate Windows Server a seven out of ten.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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