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Score 8.5 out of 101

Likelihood to Recommend

Windows Server

Windows Server is well suited to applications that effectively require it, there's no way around it. They're also suitable if you don't have Linux proficient admins.I would argue that with the robustness of nginix running on Linux, if you are deploying a web application, there isn't a lot of reason to deploy it on Windows via IIS rather than Linux unless you have specific vendor support requirements being that nginix is understood to handle more concurrent connections.
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Pros

Windows Server

  • Easy setup.
  • User-friendly for those used to the Windows GUI.
  • Low cost.
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Cons

Windows Server

  • Had to buy Anti-virus specifically for Windows Servers, and it was pricey for only 1 license.
  • The attached Hard Drive backup took a lot of tinkering to get functioning properly, which shouldn't be the case in this day and age.
  • Some of the built-in settings and programs were bloatware.
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Likelihood to Renew

Windows Server

Windows Server 10.0
Based on 3 answers
Because I'm a SQL Server DBA and SQL Server only runs on Windows Server.
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Usability

Windows Server

Windows Server 4.0
Based on 3 answers
There are simply too many different parts of Windows Server to make it a cohesive piece of software. While some of the newer features found in Windows Server 2012 and 2016 have nice UIs that are logically laid out, there are enough parts of the system that is still based on old code with clunky UIs and confusing options to make Windows Server a particularly user-friendly experience.
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Support

Windows Server

Windows Server 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Because I haven't used Windows Support personally so can only pass along what I've heard. I haven't heard anything bad, but nothing tremendously good either.
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Implementation

Windows Server

Windows Server 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Nope, wasn't around for the first installations.
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Alternatives Considered

Windows Server

Microsoft has gone from its pinnacle at Windows Microsoft has gone from its pinnacle at windows NT.

Microsoft is now the second string junior varsity league company that is struggling to catch up .

The server crashes it hangs it can’t handle large amounts of data it’s massively oversold and expensively useless for modern applications
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Return on Investment

Windows Server

  • I used SQL Server and there's no choice. If you want to run SQL Server, you have to install Windows Server, end of story.
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Pricing Details

Windows Server

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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