Windows Server 2016 Standard is the latest version of Microsoft‘s flagship server operating system. It is a full–featured server platform that includes a wide variety of services and features, including Active Directory Domain Services, Hyper–V virtualization, Windows Server Update Services, storage replication, and more. It is designed for businesses of all sizes, from small businesses to large enterprises. Windows Server 2016 Standard offers improved security and enhanced performance to help keep your data and applications secure and running smoothly.
• Active Directory Domain Services
• Hyper-V virtualization
• Windows Server Update Services
• Storage replication
• Shielded virtual machines
• Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection
• Support for TLS 1.2
• Nested Virtualization
• Hot Add/Remove of Virtual Hard Disks
What‘s New in Server 2016?
Windows Server 2016 Standard includes a number of new features and improvements over its predecessor, Windows Server 2012 R2. These include: enhanced security with shielded virtual machines and Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection; improved Remote Desktop Services; improved Hyper–V virtualization with new features such as Nested Virtualization and Hot Add/Remove of Virtual Hard Disks; and much more.
Windows Server Standard 2016 Features
Windows Server 2016 Standard is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. Some of the key features of Windows Server 2016 Standard include:
Active Directory Domain Services (AD DS): This feature provides centralized authentication, authorization, and management for Windows-based computers.
Hyper-V: This feature enables you to create and manage virtual machines, as well as configure and manage virtual switches, networks, and storage.
Remote Desktop Services (RDS): This feature provides remote access to applications and desktops, as well as virtual desktops and applications through RemoteApp and Desktop Connection.
File and Storage Services: This feature provides centralized file sharing and storage, as well as data protection and disaster recovery options.
Network Load Balancing (NLB): This feature distributes incoming traffic across multiple servers to ensure high availability and improve performance.
DHCP Server: This feature automatically assigns IP addresses to network clients.
Remote Access (VPN and DirectAccess): This feature provides secure remote access to the corporate network, either through a VPN connection or through DirectAccess, which provides seamless and transparent connectivity.
Failover Clustering: This feature provides high availability for applications and services by allowing multiple servers to work together as a single, highly available system.
Server Core: This feature provides a minimal installation option for Windows Server 2016 that provides a smaller attack surface and reduces management overhead.
- CPU socket: 4 GHz (64-bit processor) or faster for single core
- Memory (RAM): 2GB
- Hard disks and available storage space: 160GB hard disk with a 60GB system partition
- Network adapter: Gigabit Ethernet adapter (10/100/1000baseT PHY/MAC)
- Internet: Some functionality may require Internet access (fees may apply) or a Microsoft account
- Supported Client operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Macintosh OS X versions 10.5 to 10.8.
Note: Some features require professional or higher editions.
1 GB of available hard drive space (a portion of this disk will be freed after installation)
- Router: A router or firewall that supports IPv4 NAT or IPv6
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