Windows Server ease of use
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November 19, 2019

Windows Server ease of use

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Windows Server

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.
  • User management.
  • Security polices.
  • Powershell.
  • Configurable.
  • Learning curve.
  • Maintenance costs.
  • Upgrade costs.
  • Cal licenses.
  • Low startup costs.
  • Clear licensing and maintenance.
When using a Linux system such as CentOS in a server situation to get certain features like Windows Server, it can take a lot of jerry-rigging and configuration to get the same results that can be set up with Windows Server in a lower amount of time.
Support for Windows Server overall is excellent, but dedicated support it can get very costly, so making sure you got support costs planned is vital for implementing it.

Do you think Windows Server delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Windows Server's feature set?

Yes

Did Windows Server live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Windows Server go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Windows Server again?

Yes

Microsoft Office 365, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)
Windows Server is suitable for companies just starting up as they help maintain ease of use and security for a small network of computers and allows for secure backups of systems. It does have a drawback when you need to upgrade, as the costs increase tenfold after you exceed the number of licenses for an SBS license.