Windows Server , now available for download, has gotten a lot of attention -- the version of Windows Server Essentials, not so much. To accomplish that ease, Microsoft put everything in the SBS box: But today, small IT shops can use Office instead. Get the scoop on Windows Server from InfoWorld. Stay up on key Microsoft technologies with the Windows Report newsletter. Because although you can rely entirely on Office in the cloud, chances are you want more local control and hands-on capabilities on local servers. That's the main reason to use Windows Server Essentials, as a supplement to Office
A major addition is a built-in patch management tool optimized for small businesses, based on Microsoft Windows Server Update Services. Exchange database size limit is set to 18 GB by default but can be expanded to 75 GB using a registry key. The premium edition will therefore be targeted at dual-server scenarios such as terminal services application sharing, line of business applications, edge security, secondary domain controllers, and virtualization. A streamlined administration and management console that is designed around tasks to be accomplished rather than underlying technologies  Built-in support for registering and configuring domain name and DNS records via multiple registrars Monitoring reports that gather data from both servers and clients on the network, including Security Center status anti-virus, spyware, and client firewall from all the clients New features in the Remote Web Workplace , such as the ability to define default and allowed PCs for each user Office Live Small Business integration for and configuring a public web site or extranet New server backup features, based on the incremental block-based backup technology in Windows Server tape backup no longer supported via native tools, but continues to be supported via third parties  SBS requires installation behind a separate network firewall device. SBS was released to manufacturing on August 21,  and was launched on November 12,
Important info: See the instructions below. Add users before installing the connector The Windows Server Essentials Connector wizard prompts you for a user on the network.
Server 2016 Essentials - Basic Overview
Jun 7, - Windows Server Essentials is an easy solution or small businesses with 25 or fewer employees and little or no IT support. Sep 26, - Microsoft just announced the newest version of its on-premises server for small businesses, Windows Server Essentials. The company.