Windows Server 2016 Essentials


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Windows Server 2016 Essentials is an operating system designed by Microsoft specifically for small businesses. It is part of the Windows Server family and is tailored to provide essential server functionality in a simplified and cost-effective manner. Released as an evolution of its predecessor, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, this edition is geared towards businesses with fewer than 25 users or 50 devices.

Here are some key features and characteristics of Windows Server 2016 Essentials

Simplified Management: Windows Server 2016 Essentials offers an easy-to-use dashboard that simplifies common administrative tasks. This dashboard provides centralized access to various server functions, such as user management, data backup, and network configuration.

User and Device Limitations: It is licensed for a maximum of 25 user accounts and 50 devices, making it a suitable choice for small businesses with modest IT requirements.

Data Backup and Recovery: Windows Server 2016 Essentials includes built-in data backup features that allow businesses to protect their critical data. It offers integration with Microsoft’s cloud-based backup solution, Azure Backup, as well as local backup options.

Remote Access: Small businesses can take advantage of remote access capabilities, allowing employees to connect to the server securely from outside the office. This is particularly useful for remote work scenarios.

Active Directory: Windows Server 2016 Essentials includes Active Directory for user and device management. While it offers a simplified version compared to the Standard or Datacenter editions, it provides essential directory services for small organizations.

Integration with Microsoft Cloud Services: It seamlessly integrates with various Microsoft cloud services, such as Office 365 and Azure Active Directory, allowing businesses to leverage cloud-based productivity and identity solutions.

Application Support: Windows Server 2016 Essentials supports a variety of essential business applications, making it suitable for file sharing, printing, email, and basic web hosting.

Remote Desktop Services: It includes Remote Desktop Services (RDS) for up to 50 remote desktop connections, enabling remote access to applications and desktops.

Security: Windows Server 2016 Essentials provides security features, including Windows Defender Antivirus and Windows Defender Firewall, to help protect the server and network from threats.

Licensing: Licensing for Windows Server 2016 Essentials is typically more cost-effective for small businesses compared to the Standard or Datacenter editions.

In summary, Windows Server 2016 Essentials is a server operating system designed to meet the basic IT needs of small businesses. It offers simplified management, data protection, remote access, and integration with Microsoft’s cloud services, making it a viable choice for organizations with limited IT resources and requirements.

System Requirements

Component Minimum Requirements
Processor 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
RAM (Memory) 2 GB
Hard Disk Space 160 GB (System Drive)
Network Adapter Gigabit Ethernet adapter (10/100/1000Base-T)
Optical Drive DVD-ROM drive (for installation)
Display Super VGA (800×600) or higher resolution monitor
Input Devices Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
Internet Connectivity Internet access (fees may apply) for certain features
Required Features and Roles – DNS Server Role
– Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS) Role
– File and Storage Services Role
– DHCP Server Role


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Microsoft Software will exchange software purchases for up to 30 days after order completion but only if the software has not been downloaded by the customer, You can also return your purchased software within 30 days if the software remains non-downloaded for a full refund.

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