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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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Co-Founder at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Easy to setup and use but performance and integration could be better

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better performance and more integration options in the next release of Windows Server. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Windows Server for quite a while now. I'm not sure how long.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is stable.

How are customer service and support?

I would rate Windows support five out of 10. 

How was the initial setup?

Installing Windows Server is pretty straightforward. You don't really need much IT knowledge to deploy it.

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

We pay for a yearly license

What other advice do I have?

I would rate…

What is most valuable?

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

What needs improvement?

I would like to see better performance and more integration options in the next release of Windows Server. 

For how long have I used the solution?

I've been using Windows Server for quite a while now. I'm not sure how long.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is stable.

How are customer service and support?

I would rate Windows support five out of 10. 

How was the initial setup?

Installing Windows Server is pretty straightforward. You don't really need much IT knowledge to deploy it.

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

We pay for a yearly license

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Windows Server five out of 10. I would recommend it to others. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Project Leader at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
A user friendly solution

What is our primary use case?

We login and run our personal and business applications on Windows Server. We have 50 users in our organization.

What is most valuable?

The performance of Windows Server is good.

What needs improvement?

The solution is old so it is not user friendly. I assume that he newer versions would be better than our current one.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is stable, we have had no issues.

How was the initial setup?

The solution has been installed for many years.

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

We pay a license to use Windows Server.

What other advice do I have?

I would…

What is our primary use case?

We login and run our personal and business applications on Windows Server. We have 50 users in our organization.

What is most valuable?

The performance of Windows Server is good.

What needs improvement?

The solution is old so it is not user friendly. I assume that he newer versions would be better than our current one.

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is stable, we have had no issues.

How was the initial setup?

The solution has been installed for many years.

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

We pay a license to use Windows Server.

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend Windows Servers to others who would like to start to use it. I would rate it an 8 out of  10.

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Manager Operations at a non-profit with 1-10 employees
Real User
Top 10
Easy to configure, stable, and easy to setup

What is our primary use case?

We are in service and sales. We are serving and selling products to our customers.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use. It is also very easy to configure.

What needs improvement?

The security policies need improvement. The port mapping and the backdoor entries need to be improved. I would like to see improvements with the security policies and there should be some other policies inbuilt with the server addition.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. I would rate the scalability an eight out of ten. 80% is scalable and 20% has limitations.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not had…

What is our primary use case?

We are in service and sales. We are serving and selling products to our customers.

What is most valuable?

It is easy to use.

It is also very easy to configure.

What needs improvement?

The security policies need improvement. The port mapping and the backdoor entries need to be improved.

I would like to see improvements with the security policies and there should be some other policies inbuilt with the server addition.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows Server is a stable product.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

It's a scalable solution. I would rate the scalability an eight out of ten.

80% is scalable and 20% has limitations.

How are customer service and technical support?

I have not had contact with technical support.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to set up.

What other advice do I have?

I would rate Windows Server an eight out of ten.

Disclosure: My company has a business relationship with this vendor other than being a customer: Partner
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Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Real User
Reliable, good performance, but security could improve

What is our primary use case?

We are using the solution as a web server.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the performance.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by increasing security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Server is a reliable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are a few people using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from Microsoft is good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and it took me approximately 30 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation…

What is our primary use case?

We are using the solution as a web server.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the performance.

What needs improvement?

The solution could improve by increasing security.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have been using this solution for a few years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Microsoft Server is a reliable solution.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

There are a few people using this solution in my organization.

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support from Microsoft is good.

How was the initial setup?

The installation is easy and it took me approximately 30 minutes.

What about the implementation team?

I did the implementation myself.

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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ZelalemGedefie
Senior System Administrator at Debre Markos University
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Great tech support and good performance

What is our primary use case?

We use the 2016 version.  We use the solution for our applications. 

What is most valuable?

The performance is very good.

What needs improvement?

The security could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for three-and-a-half to four years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The tech support is great.

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

Prior to using Windows Server we used DBN. 

What about the implementation team?

I handled the installation on my own. 

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

There is a licensing fee. It is possible that the Windows Server OS was built with this server. 

What other advice do I have?

I…

What is our primary use case?

We use the 2016 version. 

We use the solution for our applications. 

What is most valuable?

The performance is very good.

What needs improvement?

The security could be improved. 

For how long have I used the solution?

We have been using Windows Server for three-and-a-half to four years. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The tech support is great.

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

Prior to using Windows Server we used DBN. 

What about the implementation team?

I handled the installation on my own. 

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

There is a licensing fee. It is possible that the Windows Server OS was built with this server. 

What other advice do I have?

I recommend the solution to others.

I rate Windows Server as a ten out of ten. 

Which deployment model are you using for this solution?

On-premises
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Aboubakar SANGARE
Technician at COMPUTEC
Real User
Helpful support and useful Active Directory
Pros and Cons
  • "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."
  • "Resolving problems in the Windows environment should be improved."

What is most valuable?

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.

What needs improvement?

Resolving problems in the Windows environment should be improved. 

In an upcoming release, it would be beneficial to have result sharing with the Remote Desktop Service(RDS) Server from the network.

For how long have I used the solution?

I have used Windows Server within the last 12 months.

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 VMware. The CPU licenses for Windows Server and VMware are different.

How was the initial setup?

Windows Server is easy to deploy in any environment.

What other advice do I have?

I have learned a lot and the Windows environment is very fast.

I rate Windows Server a nine out of ten.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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