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Aaron Pinsker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Windows Server is being used across 3 clients that I manage. It is primarily being used as a Domain Controller (with Active Directory), DNS server and file server. In addition, some clients are using the Hyper-V functionality built directly into Windows Server to create a virtual domain controller. In the organization that I manage that are using Windows Server, All business computers are apart of the Domain created by Windows Server and users are authenticated against the Active Directory.

Windows Server is an extremely large and complex piece of software capable of a LOT of different functionality, some of it good and some of it bad, thus creating a truly comprehensive review is difficult. This review consists primarily of how it is used as a Domain Controller and file server within an organization.
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Ivan Sytchev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Windows Server for almost all applications. We are a Microsoft based company, and the majority of our servers are running Windows. We run the basic stuff like domain controllers, DNS, DHCP, and IIS on these servers. We also run SQL, SharePoint, and Dynamics 365 as well. Whenever possible, we use Windows Server as the OS for most applications.
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Gabriel Krahn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Windows Server as the general server and AD solution, company-wide. Everything related to the AD server, GPOs, user-management, file and application hosting is based on Windows Server.
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Kaitlyn Delacruz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We currently use Windows Server for active directory and website services for our company as a whole, and overall it addresses the ease of use for maintenance and sharing files over a secured network and allows us to have secured backups for our workstations.
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Jonathan Pauley | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 18, 2019

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Score 9 out of 10
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Windows Server is our primary server software platform. We use the Active Directory and Group Policy features as our primary user authentication and user policy control and enforcement system. Windows Server is also our primary internal DNS platform and file and print sharing mechanism.
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Esteban Rey | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 23, 2019

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Score 9 out of 10
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We use mainly for the active directory and for single sign on. With this we can manage all our users in minutes and be in compliance at the same time.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We rely on Windows Server for our corporate office network as we are a Microsoft-based organisation. We use it for everything from user and device management, group policy management, DHCP, local network DNS, ADFS for single sign-on for many systems and much more. Everything that is based in the Windows Server environment is as you would expect it and provides the functionality the business needs in a modern office environment with seamless integration into cloud platforms such as Office 365. For people like myself who have managed Windows servers for over 15 years, the latest version of Windows Server is efficient, streamlined and full of features that work in the "Microsoft" way that we are used to.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We currently over 150 Windows servers (a mixture of 2012 R2, 2016 and 2019) and I can comfortably say it is the best product to come out of Microsoft and it keeps constantly evolving to the point that it has become essential in most organizations around the world. Be it file sharing, databases, web servers or app server you can always rely on it.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Windows Server the backbone of the entire organization. It controls our login security, user capabilities on the network, workstation configurations, and its very stable, not to mention compatibility with just about anything. Windows Server has been around a long time, so its dependable, and support is very easy to find online and with peers.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I have been using Windows Server since its 2003 version. With my current employer, I have used it with 2003R2, and then we upgraded to 2008, 2008R2, 2012, and we are currently, for the most part running 2016. Windows Server has significantly evolved and remains easy to use and a very stable server OS. It is also the industry standard. In my org, we use it for pretty much anything - running our SQL servers, running network services, like printing, DNS for the domain-joined machines, DHCP, file shares, backups, applications, remote access, and so on.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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It is being used across both at the departmental level and also across the whole organization. At the organization level, it is being used to centrally manage Active Directory, and also centrally manage other software that is deployed to different departments. This includes SCCM, which is installed locally on Windows Server. It addresses the problem of having a good server operating system that is easy to set up, use (as compared to other servers OS's), and doesn't require a whole lot of back-end support to manage.
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Ben Frech | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We've used Windows Server in one version or another since this company's inception in 2007. Windows Server is used company-wide for AD, file/print, RDS, and networking infrastructure. It enables us to provide secure file storage and access to staff, as well as secured, centralized print management. We use Windows remote desktop services for desktop/application virtualization. DNS is used in conjunction with AD, and DHCP, as well.
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Cameron Rainey | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Windows Server as our OS for our DC. It allows our company to be centrally controlled by one server and sign in with any account that's created in AD. We also use it for DHCP and DNS as well as deploying updates to all of our workstations and laptops.
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Andrew Schell | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
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Windows server has turned into a dumpster fire of problems and miss configuration and security loopholes.

It’s like Microsoft hires people that can technically code but have zero ability to look at long-term impact of their decisions .
There’s so many problems with it constantly crashing or inability to handle massive amounts of data that it’s it’s just useless .

We got rid of windows server went over to a Linux server and an Oracle database and we haven’t had one crash in nine months.

Microsoft Windows NT was the last version of windows of any kind that was really stable I just can’t believe how buggy and leggy and just emotionally unstable the windows has become that it’s just unusable.

We were pumping terabytes per minute through the system and it just couldn’t handle data, now we pump that into the Oracle or the Linux and it’s just like no problem.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We use Windows Server for our domain controller as well as offering Windows Server OS's to a wide variety and range of our VPS and dedicated hosting clients, we do also provide Windows shared hosting which uses Windows Server as the base OS. Windows has also been a requested OS for hosting.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use an Active Directory configuration of Windows Server. We utilize many different Windows Server versions and configurations. We use it across the entire business. We use it for DNS, DHCP, Active Directory Services, utility servers, database servers, web servers, and application servers. Windows Server is the primary server operating system that is used within our organization.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Windows Server underpins our core domain and file server requirements. It is used to supplement our single sign-on technology and two-factor authentication technology. Application database servers are also built on Windows server OS including SQL server. Windows server solves our most critical and transparent business needs.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I am using a Windows server as a database server for our Accounting program. Before using the server, the database was hosted locally and was slow. When we made the switch to using a Windows Server, we saw an increase in the speed of the accounting program. The setup of the server was very easy, and auto updates, and so far has not been an issue. The server has been running for several years with little maintenance involved. We use a cloud-based software for backups, in addition to a locally attached hard drive, as safeguards in addition to the built-in Raid drive cloning.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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As a software company, we develop our products and do integration projects for our customers. Since MS technologies are mostly used by the developers, MS infrastructure has to be used to test the builts. My company also is a software reseller and a solution partner. The vendors some of the modules require the Windows Server platform. Thus, we have to use Windows Server for self-study, tests, and experiments for pre-deployment and pre-implementation tasks. Briefly, the selected development and software infrastructure drove us to use Windows Server.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Our organization is using a mix o a Windows Server along with Linux; essentially picking which is cost and application appropriate. For the majority of our on-premise application servers, Windows Server is still fairly ubiquitous. We are seeing fewer and fewer web applications requiring us to deploy it, though.

Windows Server is crucial in allowing us to use various applications from contact center applications, accounting applications, and various other internally developed software. The management infrastructure provided by Microsoft (WSUS, GP, AD) all facilitate the ease of ongoing maintenance, reducing the amount of labor and overhead for our various environments.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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MS Windows Server is used to host virtual servers that include: MS Dynamics, MS Exchange, MS SQL Server, Luxriot Surveillance, SAGE Accounting, MS Office, MS Developer tools, MS Active Directory, MS DHCP, MS DNS, Remote Desktop (remote access), MS File Services, Backups, MS Security, and Symantec Anti-Virus.
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Olumayowa Mosuro | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 17, 2017

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Score 9 out of 10
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We have various Windows servers running across our organisation within different branches. Recently we upgraded from 2008 to Windows 2012 Enterprise edition to meet our organisational needs and also as a means of meeting IT standards. It has addressed issues such as file sharing, folder redirection, and migration issues. The organisation was seamlessly able to migrate to 2012 via PowerShell.
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Omar Campos | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We are primarily a Windows shop, with only our ERP system running on HP-UX. We use Windows for everything else. The nice thing about working for a university is that we are able to leverage Microsoft's Campus Agreement, which makes it affordable for a smaller, private university. We are approximately 30% virtualized, using Microsoft Hyper-V for all of our virtual servers except our Cisco UC environment which is only supported on VMWare. We use Windows for our website, all apps, file sharing, DHCP/DNS, printing, WSUS, Active Directory, our Sharepoint environment, and our exchange environment which is quite small since we're mostly on the Microsoft Office 365 cloud. We'are used to managing Windows for out entire IT careers so we are quite comfortable and familiar with it.
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