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Ivan Sytchev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • It allows us to run many industry standard applications.
  • It's a very popular technology, so there are lots of support resources, and recruiting Windows administrators is never an issue.
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Jonathan Pauley | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 18, 2019

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Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Ability to regulate user policies to avoid misuse of company resources.
  • Reduce overhead on managing user authentication.
  • Lowest TCO compared to other proprietary or open-source server platforms.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Windows Server is needed for the corporate office network using Microsoft endpoints and systems. Without it, the system would be unmanageable.
  • As all the systems used with Windows Server such as Active Directory, DNS, DHCP etc are industry standard, the experience both from an admin side and an end-user experience is great!
  • ROI is still good in my opinion especially with the current licensing model which allows for software assurance so we can keep up to date with the latest versions.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Using Enterprise Licensing with DataCenter licenses has allowed us to deploy multiple servers without having to worry about licenses.
  • Be careful with the licensing changes that Microsoft brings about with every new release.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • Total control over our network and users without micromanaging each user or PC.
  • Ability to run Hyper-V virtual servers to save on hardware and creates and much easier backup and disaster plan as we can move a VM to other hardware in the event of a failure, hardware upgrade, or move to the cloud.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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  • It can be a bit expensive for small businesses. However, there are different tiers of the product, and some are cheaper than others.
  • If you need to run VMs licensing is very reasonable, and a single license allows you to run up to 2 VMs on a hypervisor, also running Windows Server. This, in itself, helps immensely with the licensing costs.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • A positive impact has been that it hasn't really required in-depth training to learn the Windows Server platform, and how to migrate within it. This, in turn, has not hurt the productivity of the IT administrators or IT staff.
  • Since our environment is mostly Windows-based, with Windows endpoints outnumbering Mac/etc. endpoints, another positive impact has been in being able to easily manage running Systems Management software on Windows Server. This is turn has made the IT dept. more efficient in being able to deploy software, and configure policies on Windows Server.
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Ben Frech | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Virtually every business application we've ever had to run was based upon Windows server.
  • As stated before, licensing can be a hair-pulling process.
  • Especially when virtualized Windows server performs reasonably well.
  • Backups all your data!
  • Due to its large userbase, it's the most targeted operating system for hackers.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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Return on Investment

  • Data center licensing has enabled us to meet budget on our ROI figures.
  • Our fileserver and domain uptime values have increased.
  • Allows us to quickly utilize Azure functionality such as Azure AD.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • After Investing in Windows Server (or Microsoft technologies) it feels like it grabs you as time passes. As usual, such systems get mature and develops in time. You may find your self stuck in MS technologies and can't move to another platform.
  • If you have moderate knowledge on Windows Server it is easy to have a well-managed server. The learning curve may be lower than alternatives.
  • Since it is very popular and widely used, it is also popular among attackers. Don't forget to use an antivirus and keep the server hotfixes up to date. Keeping it up to date may require frequent restarts which means a decrease in uptime duration.
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Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Positive ROI - Once set up properly, Windows Server's ability to manage an organization's users and computer drastically reduces the amount of time necessary to set up a new computer or a new user.
  • Positive ROI - Windows Server has a very large feature set, which can result in finding an additional use for it that was not initially intended. Specifically, Hyper-V has allowed some of the organization I've managed to create a number of virtual machines that have saved a considerable amount of time and money put into setting up a new piece of hardware.
  • Negative ROI - the initial setup of Windows Server is long and complicated. If your organization does not need the capabilities of Active Directory and Group Policy, the initial setup costs may not be worth it.
  • Negative ROI - the maintenance cost of keeping Windows Server functioning properly can be high, especially if any unforeseen issues arise. Again, if your organization does not need the capabilities of Active Directory and Group Policy, the initial setup costs may not be worth it.
  • Negative ROI - for many of the features of Windows Server (DNS server, DHCP server, web server, file server, etc.), there are less expensive, easier to setup, and easier to manage alternatives, especially in the NAS space.
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Olumayowa Mosuro | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 17, 2017

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Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • File sharing has met our organisational means.
  • Folder redirection has been improved. Users can access the folders on the server from any means as long as they are able to save on their mapped folder.
  • Storage has been improved.
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Omar Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Because of our Microsoft Campus Agreement, Windows products are fairly affordable for us and that has been a huge blessing. We are considering some Azure cloud options and some of that is covered under our Campus Agreement, making it a nice incentive to start migrating certain apps and functionality to the cloud
  • I don't have access to our budgets so I cannot give a good answer as far as the impact of ROI on our institution, but if your company can afford it, you cannot go wrong with Windows server. Not having to send your sys admins to Linux or Unix school alone is a big savings as well as not having to train your staff on using a Linux desktop instead of a Windows-based one.
  • The compatibility with end users of all varieties and platforms will definitely impact your ROI in a positive way. We have Apple users, Android, Windows, and even a few Linux end users on our campus and Windows server works quite well with all of them.
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