Windows Server 2016 Datacenter (Non-Profit License)

  • Like Microsoft Server Standard, Microsoft Windows Server Datacenter 2016 allows a computer to act as a print, web, and/or file server. It can also act as a domain controller to respond to security authentication requests like user logins, permission checking, and more. Server Datacenter can serve as the primary platform used by other server programs like Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft SQL Server (purchased separately). The Datacenter Edition is perfect for organizations that have large workloads and/or necessitate heavily virtualized server environments.

    You will be purchasing one license. Each license is good for two physical processors on one server and an unlimited amount of virtual instances. For additional licensing information, review the 'Licensing' information below.

    Benefits for Non-Profits and Churches

    Use Microsoft Windows Server Datacenter 2016 to:

    • Optimize the workloads of your server
    • Efficiently create testing environments
    • Operate multiple servers or operating systems on a single server


    Major Capabilities

    • Server management: Server roles are easier than ever to maintain, manage, and protect. Multiple servers can be merged within a single console.
    • Failover clustering: Your server is continuously available and easily scalable, so service disruptions for your organization are minimal. 
    • Integrated web publishing applications: Windows Server 2012 integrates Internet Information Services (IIS), ASP.NET, Windows Communication Foundation, and SharePoint Services so that you have one complete platform for web publishing.
    • Application server: Deploy and run user applications built with Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5. 
    • Server virtualization: Hyper-V can create and manage virtual server environments. Native Hyper-V Replica tools lets you copy virtual machines from one location to another without requiring storage arrays or shared storage.
    • DirectAccess: Given permission, you can access the server from any computer or mobile device for off-site access to files, on-site equipment, and other resources.


    Downgrade Rights

    By purchasing Windows Server Datacenter 2016, you are also eligible to install up to two versions prior of the application at no additional cost (i.e. you can install Windows Server Datacenter 2012 or 2003). Installing previous versions will remove the per processor/per core licensing requirement seen below.



    The minimum number of licenses required is 2 per physical server. 

    Each Server Datacenter license allows you to run an unlimited amount of servers in a virtual environment.