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Windows Server Which one to buy RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are a small company with 15 users presently using Windows 10 Pro on all workstations and Peer to Peer networking.  Windows 10 is not ideal for networking as some computers keep disconnecting from each other at a various times.

    So we have decided that it would be wiser to implement some version of Windows Server.  My question is, which flavour or version of Windows Server should I be looking at for a 10 to 15 users in the office.  The second question is, which one of these windows server versions would be the easiest to implement manage.  

    Thank You

    Thursday, April 11, 2019 3:11 PM

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  • hi,
    Windows Server 2016 Essentials supports up to 25 user accounts and up to 50 devices. CALs are included by OS license and no necessary to purchase CALs additionally.(not need to buy server cal and RDS cal)

    1I think you need server 2016 essentials version ,if you only can buy server 2019 essentials .you can refer below document about how to downgrade server 2019 essentials to server 2016 essentials and other information.
    Windows server 2019 Essential
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/90b34a33-e50f-444f-a467-2f666add50e3/windows-server-2019-essential?forum=ws16essentials
      1.1can you contact Microsoft Store Support and volume license service center support to confirm you can not buy server 2016 essential ?
      1.2if you can only buy server 2019 essentials ,can you also contact Microsoft Store Support and volume license service center support to try to get downgrade key for downgrading from server 2019 essentials to server 2016 essentials ?
    Contact Microsoft Store Support
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/28808/microsoft-store-contact-support
    Contact volume license center support
    https://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/Help/Contact.aspx
    You can try to obtain a downgrade key by calling Microsoft directly:
    https://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/Help/Contact.aspx
    2 Install Windows Server Essentials
    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-essentials/install/install-windows-server-essentials

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