Windows Server 2016 | Essentials, Standard & Datacenter
Windows Server 2016: is the cloud-ready operating system and released on September 26, 2016 by Microsoft as a server operating systems. It comes Built-in security - Enhance security and reduce risk with multiple layers of protection, built into the operating system. Evolve your datacenter - Save money and gain flexibility with software-defined compute, storage, and networking technologies, inspired by Microsoft Azure. Innovate faster - Use improved technologies, such as Windows containers and Nano Server, for another ways to deploy and run on-premises and cloud-based apps.
Windows Server 2016 - Retail version
Product Detail: Windows Server 2016 (updated Feb 2018)Publisher : MicrosoftRelease Type : Latest version 02/15/2018License Type : Retail version (Digital License)Build Number : 11636692Product Name : Windows Server 2016Product version : Essentials (2CPU), Standard (16-Cores) or Datacenter (16-Cores)Delivery Method : Online Delivery (Email)Brand : MicrosoftLanguage(s) : English - for different language message usMedia Format : Digital (ISO DVD Image) - Direct download from MicrosoftBit Version : 64-bit OSReleased Update : 1/12/2017
Licensing note: To give you a more consistent licensing experience across multi-cloud environments, we transitioned from processor-based licensing to core-based licensing for Datacenter and Standard editions. For details:processor-based licensing to core-based licensing.
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There are three primary editions of Windows Server 2016, based on organization size as well as virtualization and datacenter requirements:
Security built-in at the start | Ready for the cloud when you are | Enable application innovation
Windows Server 2016 product is streamlined and simple, making it easy for customers to choose the edition that is right for their needs. It easy for customers to transition to cloud computing when they are ready. It delivers powerful new layers of security along with Azure-inspired innovation for the applications and infrastructure that power business.
Choose from three primary editions of Windows Server 2016, based on organization size as well as virtualization and datacenter requirements:
Datacenter Edition: is ideal for highly virtualized and software-defined datacenter environments. When all physical cores on the server are licensed, Datacenter edition provides rights to use unlimited operating system environments (OSEs) or Hyper-V containers and unlimited containers on the licensed server.
Standard Edition: is ideal for customers with low density or non-virtualized environments. When all physical cores on the server are licensed, Standard edition provides rights to use two Operating System Environments (OSEs) or Hyper-V containers and unlimited containers on the licensed server.
Essentials Edition: is a cloud-connected first server, ideal for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. Essentials is a good option for customers currently using the Foundation Edition. Each server license provides rights to use one running instance of the server software in either a physical OSE or virtual OSE on the licensed server.
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter and Standard edition licensing transitioned from being processor-based to being core-based.
For both Standard and Datacenter editions, the number of core licenses required equals the number of physical cores on the licensed server, subject to a minimum of 8 core licenses per physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses per server. Core licenses are sold in 2-packs and 16-packs. Licensing model includes both Cores + Client Access Licenses (CALs). Each user and/or device accessing a licensed Windows Server Standard, Datacenter, or Multipoint edition requires a Windows Server CAL or Remote Desktop Services CAL.
All physical cores on the server must be licensed, subject to a minimum of 8 core licenses per physical processor and a minimum of 16 core licenses per server.
Essentials edition server is for either one or two processor servers.
Standard edition permits use of one running instance of the server software in the physical OSE on the licensed server (in addition to two virtual OSEs), if the physical OSE is used solely to host and manage the virtual OSEs.
Essentials edition permits use of one running instance of the server software in the physical OSE on the licensed server (in addition to one virtual OSE), if the physical OSE is used solely to host and manage the virtual OSE.
How to Convert Windows Server 2016 Evaluation version to Retail/Paid version for business?
Not applicable for brand new server installation, you may need this help if you are using an evaluation version of Windows Server 2016 on your environment.
If you get an error something like: Error:0xC004F069 or Error 1168 the specified product key could not be validated, You need a Retail product key (which you will get if purchased from us) and use DISM command to upgrade Edition from evaluation edition to Standard (or Datacenter) edition.
Type following command to upgrade evaluation edition to Windows Serve Standard or Datacenter edition.
Standard Edition: DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerStandard /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula
Datacenter Edition: DISM /Online /Set-Edition:ServerDatacenter /ProductKey:xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx /AcceptEula
Click Y and restart the server, it's done and activated. Please note: This method only work with Retail License for upgrading from Evaluation to Retail.