Nano Server[ edit ] Microsoft announced a new installation option, Nano Server, which offers a minimal-footprint headless version of Windows Server.
It excludes the graphical user interface, WoW64 support for bit software and Windows Installer. It does not support console login , either locally or via Remote Desktop Connection. Starting with the new feature release of Windows Server version , Nano Server can only be installed inside a container host.
Previously, the Server team was more closely aligned with the Windows client team. The Azure team is also working closely with the Server team. Windows Insider A public beta version of Windows Server then still called vNext branded as "Windows Server Technical Preview" was released on October 1, ; the technical preview builds are aimed toward enterprise users. The first Technical Preview was first set to expire on April 15, but  Microsoft later released a tool to extend the expiry date, to last until the second tech preview of the OS in May Third preview version, "Technical Preview 3" was released on August 19, Windows Server Standard and Datacenter core licensing now covers a minimum of 8 core licenses for each physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses for each server.
Core licenses are sold in packs of two with Standard Edition providing the familiar rights to run 2 virtualized OS environments. If the server goes over 16 core licenses for a 2 processor server additional licenses will now be required with Windows Server Its version number was 6. Its version number was A similar jump in the most significant part of the version number from 6 to 10 is seen in Windows Highlights of this version include: Host Guardian Service, helping to keep trust and isolation boundary between the cloud infrastructure and guest OS layers; Just Enough Administration, restricting users to perform only specific tasks  Management: Its highlights include: Its Recovery Console supports editing and repairing the network configuration.
Greater time accuracy in both physical and virtual machines Container support adds performance improvements, simplified network management, and support for Windows containers on Windows 10 Nano Server: Improvements to the Recovery Console, including separation of inbound and outbound firewall rules as well as the ability to repair configuration of WinRM Networking: With a distributed firewall and Network security groups, this enables dynamically segmented and secure workloads in a manner similar to Azure.
Docker can be used to manage Windows Server container networking, and associate SDN policies not only with virtual machines but containers as well Remote Desktop Services: New "Encryption Supported" mode that offers more protections than for an ordinary virtual machine, but less than "Shielded" mode, while still supporting vTPM, disk encryption, Live Migration traffic encryption, and other features, including direct fabric administration conveniences such as virtual machine console connections and Powershell Direct Full support for converting existing non-shielded Generation 2 virtual machines to shielded virtual machines, including automated disk encryption Shielded virtual machines are compatible with Hyper-V Replica Release to manufacturing[ edit ] Windows Server was released to manufacturing on September 26, , bearing the version number of Microsoft added the following final touches: Available for a day evaluation.
The Microsoft Evaluation Center brings you full-featured Microsoft product evaluation software available for download or trial on Microsoft Azure. Windows Server Datacenter Edition is the newest version of the highly virtualized software built for private and hybrid cloud environments. The innovative software concentrates on providing the highest level of flexibility and control to businesses in need of a centralized solution for managing cloud-ready workloads with more ease. Applies to: Windows Server , Windows Server , and Windows Server (Semi-Annual Channel) The Server Core option is a minimal installation option that is available when you are deploying the Standard or Datacenter edition of Windows Server. Server Core includes most but not all server roles.
Windows Server GloboTech Communications Nov. Standard vs Datacenter Windows Server is an operating system created by Microsoft and created to run servers. Servers are specialized computers that usually operate within the client-server network; servers handle requests from the clients on the network.