Windows Server Reviewhttps://www.trustradius.com/operating-systemsWindows ServerUnspecified8.55531012017-11-17T16:18:22.213Z
November 17, 2017
Windows Server Review
Score 9 out of 101
Overall Satisfaction with Windows Server
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.
- PowerShell 3.0. Doing commands via the commands rather than the GUI.
- HyperV virtualization which has a better feature than the 2008 feature. Its ability to run various operating systems on the server and also able to provide a virtual switch.
- Direct Access which is a replacement for VPN.
- Also server core.
- It is a stable server operating system for now as the organisation has not experienced any issues so far.
- 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.
Easy to use server operating system as compared to other operating systems (OS) which might require you to do a configuration via a terminal. Installation and managing of server - client applications are easy to use. Less load on server depending on the number of users accessing it. Ability to use the hyperV functionality well. Also active directory functions are suitable as this allows the IT support team to manage users' accounts.
It is well suited for managing server applications which can be hosted on the server and accessed from various locations within the organisation (as long as every site is on the server subnet). Hardware applications can be managed as well from the server such as network devices.