Windows Server 2016 Essentials
Windows Server 2016 Essentials offers a flexible and affordable server solution for users with up to 50 unique devices and 25 unique users. This newest Windows Server iteration by Microsoft includes many new features. Furthermore, different security functionalities are added and improved. With a Server 2016 Essentials license you guarantee data remains safe, whether it is stored locally or in a cloud-based storage. This makes Server 2016 Essentials the perfect software solution for small businesses.
New features of Server 2016 (Essentials)
Microsoft frequently releases updates for this newest Windows Server iteration. Also Windows Server 2016 Essentials has many interesting (new) features in comparison to the previous version:
Remote Access: Access certain desktops or laptops off premises with the integrated Remote Access.
PowerShell 5.0: PowerShell 5.0 introduces new cmdlets and modules for remote management and scripting of servers, applications and clients. PowerShell 5.0 is backwards compatible.
Windows Defender: This newest antimalware application by Microsoft is installed by default. Windows Defender is the best possible by Microsoft solution to detect and neutralize malware threats in real-time.
Windows Server containers: Windows Server containers allow for operating system-level virtualization. They function by providing just enough access to the operating system, libraries and underlying resources to host applications in and isolated user-space.
Active Directory Federation Services: New within Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) is the ability to authenticate users stored in LDAP or cloud-based providers.
System Requirements Server Essentials
Microsoft has set the following minimum system requirements for Microsoft Server 2016 Essentials:
- Processor: 1.4 GHz (64-bit)
- RAM: 512 MB
- Hard disk: 32 GB
- Graphics: 1024 x 768 (Super VGA) or higher resolution
- Network: Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
- Input devices: Keyboard and mouse may be required