Stable and Flexible Workhorse Operating System
April 09, 2021

Stable and Flexible Workhorse Operating System

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Windows Server

Windows Server is our organizations primary server operating system. It's used to support needs across the entire organization, from authentication, file and print to database, application and web servers.
  • Easy to manage
  • Wide Application Compatibility
  • Stable operating system environment
  • Flexible, suitable for a number of different roles
  • Security, always room for improvement there
  • UI driven platform makes doing things from the CLI difficult at times.
  • Patching process can turn into a nightmare with the way security updates are bundled and documented
  • Flexiability
  • Ease of use
  • Total Cost of Ownership
  • Product Support
  • Stability
  • Allows us to meet SLA requirements
  • Returns good ROI
For our purposes it came down to picking between Windows and Linux and at the end of the day we picked both. We use Windows for 80% of our server needs to run our Web, File, Print, DHCP, Internal DNS, Active Directory, SQL, Web and other windows based servers. We use linux for our Oracle Database Servers and a handful of other tasks since it's better support by Oracle.

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


Are you happy with Windows Server's feature set?


Did Windows Server live up to sales and marketing promises?


Did implementation of Windows Server go as expected?


Would you buy Windows Server again?


Window Server is well suited for internal infrastructure functions like authentication, DHCP, DNS and file and print services via Active Directory. Highly recommend for application server roles as well, web server via IIS assuming the correct security is put in place or for internal use, Database via SQL Server or 1,000's of third party applications. We tend to avoid placing Windows servers directly on the internet but assuming you have the correct security place in it's a great platform.

Evaluating Windows Server and Competitors

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Compatibility. We needed something that could run on any hardware and run every application and that's windows server.
We were happy with how our evaluation and selection process played out and don't see anything we would need to change at this time.

Windows Server Support

Good deep tech support, a bit price unless you purchase software assurance (which I highly recommend you do) .
Quick Resolution
Good followup
Knowledgeable team
Problems get solved
Kept well informed
Support understands my problem
Support cares about my success
Quick Initial Response
We purchased software assurance (SA) which includes unlimited support and software updates. We mainly purchased it for the software updates but the support is a great benefit as well.