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Microsoft R Server

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About Microsoft R Server

Improve performance and scale capacity more efficiently to run your largest workloads while enabling robust recovery options to protect against outages.


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Huge Data Analysis can be done by R server. I found it offering everything I need but had to search

Jun 09, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Rapid big data prototyping and also the integration with other software to get more robustness in functionality.

Cons: Not that easy to learn, it should have been made more user friendly. Too much options on same pane is also not suggested.

Overall: it's common to downsize the problem to the local machine for rapid code prototyping iterations and data is very important to every company. The real data that we get from R server is very helpful in Artificial Intelligence operations

The best shared drive folder of all time

May 16, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I love this folder. This folder allows our offices to work together by being able to find shared files easily. You are able to create folders to separate and organize, just like any Microsoft program.

Cons: The only difficulty I have had with this software is the ease of use when using other software with it. Not entirely R drives fault.

Overall: Sharing files between offices, organizing patient files, and keeping patient files as a second backup

It is good

Apr 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: I find Windows Server R2 little bit difficult, there are many features but sometimes it is not easy find them. Otherwise it is awesome for professionals. In my opinion it would not the best option for beginners. But great for pros.)

SERVER review

Apr 06, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We use this server software for a variety of applications. I haven't had any issues with it thus far

A computer program that requires a lot of server.

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Most server computers use this program and are quite successful. Especially the presentation of the presentations at the same time, the transfer of files fast, the ease of printing and most importantly the ease of handling more than 30 computers with the biggest privileges.

Mediocreee!!

Feb 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I see people talk about hardware and software in very advanced terms. But this does not need to be very complex too. With simple AD setup company runs smooth.

Great Os for important projects.

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: With great tools like Powershell and Free Hyper-V server things get very geeky. You feel like at home with Windows Server.

Gui makes a difference

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The fact that Server OS can be managed literally mouse and keyboard, without any programming knowledge (at very moderate level) makes this OS go to.

Very professionally.

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Perfect application for server computers. At the same time, I tested it by connecting it to a 20-inch computer, and it works perfectly, file transfers and program trends are very successful.

Very Scalable indeed

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We used to use VMWare, but with the introduction of migrating option, I believe we can move to hyper-v easier now.

Looking forward to get certified

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: There are great number of resources and training available wordwide. That is the strong part, and you can always go and read blogs and ask your questions on forms. There is always support.

Better security

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We have been hearing about significant security updates and improvements on new server 2016. Looking forward to test it.

Latest and greatest!

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Running technical preview, still rocks. We use DISM to deploy Windows premade ISO over network. Nothing much. Perfect.

Getting closer to cloud

Feb 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: There are a lot of elements of Azure, cloud system of MIcrosoft. It is important for MIcrosoft to remain in market where cloud rules.

My database in windows

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I think that microsoft sql server is faster than other databases for example mongo, mysql. For that reason we prefer this.

Best file transfer protocol

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: FTP is the best. Everybody can share files with ftp. And if you want secure ftp you can use sftp. Thanks Microsoft

Do you want web server?

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Best web server ever is IIS. My company can publish sites and services into IIS. It is fast and securable server

Windows server backup

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We can easily backup our systems in server 2008 R2. And now our system is safe because we have backup files :)

Virtual server ever :)

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: If you want to save your money you can configure different virtual servers. In this perceptive it is no important to buy new servers :)

Virtual servers

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It is to configure many virtual servers in one windows server.And in this way you can not buy any server.

Hoping new features...

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I want to say it would be better if there will be new features which help to reduce our works. Thanks Microsoft

Usage statistics

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: When i surface on the internet i got information about usage of servers that most of people use windows server

More performance than other systems

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Windows server has great performance. In my opinion it has more performance than other systems like linux :)

Live chat system

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: If you have any problem you can resolve in time with helping live chat system of microsoft. For that reason thanks in advance

Security is great

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Security of windows servers is undeniable. You can easily use servers very comfortable and securable.

Best server design

Feb 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The best design in around servers in windows server. Textboxes, selectboxes, buttons design are very simple

Full documentation

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The best thing in windows server which i like is documentation. You can get any information from documentation

Functional server ever

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The best functional server ever is windows server. Because it has full documentation and it is very easy for configuration

Price is ok :)

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I think that if windows server is the fastest and more securable than other servers it must be expensive.

Support is live

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Support is great and adorable. Server support team can help people in time. They also helped us when we need them. Thanks

The easiest server ever

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Installation and configuration is very simple. Everybody in my company can configure them. Everything is windows server :)

File Transfer Protocol

Feb 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: SFTP is one of the best file server for storing files. I think that it is securable and fastest server.

Easy managment system

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Installation and configuration are very easy and flexible. Eash administrator can manage windows server very quickly

More functionalities

Feb 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Windows server 2012 has more functionalities than server 2008 r2. And these are very comfortable for our company

FTP server

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: It is very is to store our files in FTP server. It is more securable than other servers. Thanks Windows

Windows data center

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We store our data in windows sql server. It is very securable. In this perceptive we believe our data isn't stolen

Not much for saying

Feb 24, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Fastest server ever :) Windows server is best we can use it very speedly and recommended to everybody

Everything is windows in the worldd

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The best server ever is windows server. The main characteristics are flexible, easy installation guide and price

Best SQL ever

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am programmer. I need to store my data in database. For that reason i use SQL server in Windows server.Because it is flexible and easy

Best functionality = Expensive money

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Although windows server is expensive but i would like to say it is very functionality and easy to use

Best support

Feb 24, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I really loved support of windows server. It is very helpful, everyday you can get any information from support.Thanks...

Very reliable fast server

Feb 23, 2017
2/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Windows server is one of the best servers out there combining with server grade hardware it will make your business more profitable.

Needs some simpler version for noobs

Feb 23, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Some of the functions such as disk spaces are new in 2012 and 2016 versions. with new Server manager it also makes it easier to manage whole domain though one system.

Good Good and very Good

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I entirely build my career around Microsoft tools since late 90's. Gotta say, never looked anywhere else. Microsoft has always answer for what users are looking for.

Review 2 star

Feb 23, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I don't know if I am judging this with my emotions on top of the cliff or what. Or I just did not have enough knowledge on Windows environment. I am Mac person, my boss asked me to deploy couple windows servers for hosting the database. Took me a lot of research and trouble shooting and almost lost my job. bit complicated.

Running on Google Cloud platform

Feb 23, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As you may already know, google cloud platform has VM wich has 2016 version of Windows Server which is far better than 2012 since they have removed the start menu.

Windows server for gamin?

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This might sound bit odd, but I actually tried running Server version of Windows to test how good it is for gaming thinking this version of operation system would eat up less processing power and ram. At the end? Does not worth spending to much time converting something business to home. and after trial you would have to pay a lot or crack the software.

So far So productive

Feb 23, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This is to conclude my early experience with ThinkServer t140 running on Server 2008. I have had couple issues with drivers for external USB mics. But easily managed to solve those.

Not satisfied with Windows Server

Feb 23, 2017
2/5
Overall
2 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am so sorry I went with 2012, I was going to go with Linux but being unfamiliar with it, i thought I would stick with something familiar. everything in 2012 is difficult to do. just getting past the security settings takes up most of the time in a project. I stupidly this afternoon let it update itself and now 3 hours later, it is still churning away doing I don't know what.

Windows Server 2012

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: My company is using all Microsoft products, we are very satisfied with the quality of products. Also Windows Server 2012 is secure and easy to use.

Win 2012 Server and Powershell

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Microsoft recommends only using the power shell, the Server 2012 GUI is not good. Also power must be improved.

Support is adorable

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: 24/7 support is adorable and live chat is very helpful. We can solve our problems in this way. And recommended to everybody

Too complex for what it does

Feb 23, 2017
2/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
1 / 5
Features & Functionality
1 / 5
Customer Support
1 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: You can actually get very basic Linux server and spend around 20 minutes to get what you want instead of going through long process of installing, setting up. My opinion though.

review for Server R2

Feb 23, 2017
2/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Well, I gotta say there are mixed feelings about Microsoft Server R2. I have been in industry for a while and have seen OS's come and go. But this one holds up quite well. So it must be good.

5 star OS

Feb 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: From IT point view, yes this would be most robust OS you could find these days with GUI. with new Server manager it is a lot easier to do task in one place.

Not for everyone

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: For its high price I don't think it is for every business, especially for small businesses I would suggest windows 10 OEM or something from e-bay for 4-5 dollars.

Short of ideas

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: About 2 years i learned everything about windows server. It is more configurable than linux. I prefer windows server thanks Microsoft

Microsoft is everything

Feb 23, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Our lovely servers are from Microsoft. We can install and configure each windows server very comfortably.Thanks Microsoft. You are the best

High Price

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Yes I agree that server is expensive for me. But it is adorable because each of administrators can configure it. For that reason although it is expensive but we use and advised to small companies

Easy configuration ever

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I would like to say server configuration is very easy for people who are new in administration. I prefer that and recommended to everybody. Administrations can use it very easily

Use for our EHR server

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We use windows server 2008 r2 and it has worked really well with our Maximeyes EHR. We haven't had any issues.

Best customer support ever

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I establish small SonnaTel company 1 year age. From that day we use windows server.When we have any problem we write our problem to customer support. They ask ver quickly , in time. Thanks for live support

New functionalities

Feb 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: In my opinion there will be new functianilities and features in the new version of server. Because we (system administrators) needed easy usage for simplifying our work

Best IIS Web Server

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am software developer. Approximately 2 years age I started to push my web sites to IIS in windows server. It is very easy and flexible for me. Thanks.

Great for beginning server startups

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The software has a lot of wizards to help you, if you are a beginner, and starting up your own server. It will alert you of any information that is missing or if a task can't be done.

Best user interface

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I loved windows server 2012 user interface. Because it is very easy usage characteristics and any system administrator can configure it very easily

Suitable server for junior administrators

Feb 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a beginner administrator windows server easier to learn than linux system. For that reason i prefer to use windows server.

Expensive server

Feb 22, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
2 / 5
Customer Support
2 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As an administrator i can say that it is very expensive for our small company. But in my opinion it is suitable for huge companies.

Best customer support ever

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I really liked live customer support. Because it is very adorable and always help us to solve our issues.

The best server

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am system administrator from 2012. I satisfied with windows server because i can do all of my system work with that server.

Our database server

Feb 22, 2017
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a back-end developer SQL server which situated in Windows Server is very usable for me. Installation and developing comfortable for me.

Easy installation

Feb 22, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a software developer I needed to install Windows Server for publishing my site in IIS. In 2 days i configured server. It was very easy and I recommended to everybody

2012 is the way to go

Feb 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I have used WS2008 before, but after using 2012 made me think twice. New Server manager makes it easy to keep control group of virtual machines. Overall great improvements. Would be nice if they had home version of OS that is around $100.

Years of experience

Feb 18, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
2 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I am product design specialist working in a small company wit Windows environment. Have not had any issues. We have couple rendering tools running on Server 2008. Still keeping up.

Windows Server 2008 R2 - Good Server overall server but aging

Feb 16, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: While we still use some Windows Server 2008 R2 servers and they are all still run well we now use Windows Server 2012 R2 and are starting to put in Server 2016. Server 2008 R2 is easy to use especially if you are used to using Windows 7 or above and the roles and features are easy to implement.

Windows Server 2008 R2

Feb 15, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: My team and I have been using Server 2008 R2 for quite a few years now but these we are installing Windows 2012 R2. The servers we have that still run 2008 R2 work well and do what they need to but some of the features were much harder to implement on 2008 R2 than they are with the new versions such as 2012 R2.

Windows Server 2008 R2 - Old but stable

Feb 13, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I've been using Windows Server 2008 R2 for a long time and it has been a great OS, however it is quite old now so I would suggest going for Server 2012 R2 now days. Still where we are still using it they are still doing a good job and Microsoft are still providing updates.

Windows Server 2008 R2 getting a bit old now but still working

Feb 13, 2017
3/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We've moved on from Server 2008 R2 and are now mostly 2012 R2 but the servers we have that still run 2008 R2 all run well and are working as we need them.

Good server OS but could be better

Feb 13, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Have used Windows Server 2008 R2 for quite a while but after using newer versions it does seem quite old now, still it does a good job and is very stable.

The most customizable server os for beginners with graphical user interface

Feb 01, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: For professional use

Cons: Not so easy to start learning

Overall: I am using Microsoft Server 2012 with Google Cloud Platform. Easy to set up and manage. There are a lot of resources online as well. If you have any trouble you can fix it by searching on the web. Overall, bit on expensive side, but great for professionals. But if your company is small and don't have a budget that high you can use cloud solutions such as GSuite.

Recommendations to other buyers: Not for low budget businesses, more fore large companies with IT infrastructure and larger needs

Most comprehensive server OS

Feb 01, 2017
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: Aside from a few issues at install there have been no problems and any issues there were customer service expertly handled.

Microsoft best server so far

Jan 12, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: As a windows server user for year I believe server 2012R2 is Microsoft's best release so far. With a lot of virtualization features and tools making an administrators work easy. The server manager has a look that is appealing to the eye. But for any administrator who loves scripting they will agree their shift towards powershell was one of the best decisions they have ever made. It is much easier to use. I always say with powershell if you know what you want to do you can do it.

Very Reliable Servers

Dec 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The Windows Server R2 are very reliable, fast, and powerful servers that are relatively inexpensive. They are easy to maintain and have a huge customer base. Microsoft and users provide very good and useful documentation/support on the web. We use many Windows Servers R2.

The best server OS around

Dec 06, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Windows server R2 is the best server operating system around for Windows. Stable and easy to use and much more secure than it used to be.

Windows server R2

Dec 05, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: Windows server R2 is the new release version for Microsoft windows server 2008. This is the server addition which provides all kind of windows server features like tunning, iis, etc

Microsoft Servers

Nov 10, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Support and ease of use

Cons: Certification is an expensive process

Overall: In general, Microsoft servers are easy to support and the amount of information available online facilitates troubleshooting any issues as someone has potentially encountered the same problem before.

Recommendations to other buyers: It is a solid product compared to any open source alternatives that offer limited support

Microsoft packs thousands of features in their system

Oct 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great software, full of features, stable system, worry free.

Cons: Learning curve

Overall: Microsoft did a awesome job at packing tons of features in their server OS to make your network run the way you want worry free. Great product and would high suggest it to anyone. Has a little bit of a learning curve but that expected with something this intense.

Recommendations to other buyers: Well worth the price, gives you full control

Small office - easy to manage network

Oct 13, 2016
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
3 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It does everything I need

Cons: More cloud integration than I am comfortable with, but this is just my insecurity, not a reflection of product.

Overall: We have a small legal office with small budget for technology. MS Server R2 is easily setup, and stable, and gives us security and control over our network, both internally and externally.

Recommendations to other buyers: Do your homework before purchasing to insure you choose the right server product for your individual needs. The "small business server" package is right for us. Seek out product sales support from Microsoft for your recommended server solution.

Windows Server

Oct 04, 2016
4/5
Overall
1 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Easy installation

Cons: Price

Overall: Great software for small internal networks. Can be difficult to learn. The software is fairly expensive, easy to install and support online is very extensive. Live support leaves much to be desired.

Windows Server 2012 R2

Oct 04, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: The windows server products have coe a log way over the last few years and this version is a joy to run. it is stable and easy to manage