Please note: This license does NOT come with any client access licenses (CALs) by default. You must purchase them separately.
Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2019 allows a computer to act as a print, web, and/or file server. It is also used as a domain controller capable of responding to security authentication requests like logging in, permission checking, and more. In addition, Server Standard can serve as the platform for other server applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft SQL Server (purchased separately). The Standard Edition is perfect for small or medium non-profit organizations with physical or lightly virtualized environments.
- A minimum of 8 core licenses is required for each physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses is required for each server.
- 8 two-core packs will be the minimum required to license each physical server
- CALs are required
For more licensing information, please refer to Microsoft's guide.
Benefits for Non-Profits and Churches
Use Microsoft Windows Server Standard 2019 to:
- Optimize server workloads
- Produce testing environments in a short amount of time
- Run multiple server types and/or varying operating systems on a single server
Server management: Server roles are easy to maintain, manage, and protect. Manage multiple servers within a single console.
Failover clustering: Makes your server continuously available and easily scalable to fit your workloads so that service disruptions are always minimal.
Integrated web publishing services: Windows Server 2016 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 custom created applications built using Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.
Server virtualization: Use Hyper-V to create and manage a virtual server environment. Native Hyper-V Replica tools allows you to copy a virtual machine from one location to another without the need for storage arrays or shared storage.
DirectAccess: Given the appropriate permission rights, you can access the network from any computer or mobile device for off-site access to files, on-site equipment, and other resources; faster than using VPN connections.
By purchasing Windows Server Standard 2019, 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 Standard 2016 or 2012). Installing previous versions will remove the per processor/per core licensing requirement seen below.