Windows Server Reviewhttps://www.trustradius.com/operating-systemsWindows ServerUnspecified8.55531012019-10-16T23:53:29.221Z
Updated October 18, 2019
Windows Server Review
Score 9 out of 101
Overall Satisfaction with Windows Server
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.
- 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.
Windows Server has much broader support for the majority of business applications available today. Linux only has very specific application support. Windows Server is also much easier to get support for as it is not an open-source server platform and the developer provides commercial support. I also think that there is a much lower learning curve on figuring out how to configure and administer Windows Server compared to other platforms. We primarily chose Windows Server for the business application support as it supports the applications that we need to run to conduct day-to-day business.
The majority of commercially available business applications today are supported on Windows Server. It is also the easiest to support and has the most training available for administrators. This keeps overhead low and ROI as effective as possible.
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Window Server is fairly well suited for pretty much any scenario where an on-premise server is warranted. It is fairly easy for most users to administer compared to other server platforms that require much more in-depth knowledge to maintain and reliance on an open community for some support instances.