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Windows Server 2016: is the cloud-ready operating system and released on September 26, 2016 by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of 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.

Product Detail:

Publisher             : Microsoft
Release Type       : Latest version 02/15/2018
License Type        : Retail version (Digital License)
Build Number       : 11636692
Product Name      : Windows Server 2016

Product version     : Essentials(2CPU), Standard (16-Core) or Datacenter (16-Core)
Delivery Method    : Online Delivery (Email)
Brand                  : Microsoft
Language(s)         : English - for different language message us
Media Format       : Digital (ISO DVD Image) - Direct download from Microsoft
Bit Version           : 64-bit OS
Released Update  : 1/12/2017

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Licensing: To give you a more consistent licensing experience across multi-cloud environments, we transitioned from processor-based licensing to core-based licensing for Windows Server 2016 Datacenter and Standard editions. For details: processor-based licensing to core-based licensing. Listed Standard & Datacenter License are 16-Core License and Essentials for 2CPU. Please visit here if looking for Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Services CAL.

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Windows Server 2016 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. The first early preview version (Technical Preview) became available on October 1, 2014 together with the first technical preview of System Center. It was released on September 26, 2016 at Microsoft's Ignite conference and became generally available on October 12, 2016.

Available Editions are as follow for the core Operating System:

  • Datacenter edition is ideal for highly virtualized and software-defined datacenter environments.
  • Standard edition is ideal for customers with low density or non-virtualized environments.
  • 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, which is not available with Windows Server 2016.

The editions are suitable for the following application areas:

Edition Ideal for... Visualization rights Licensing model Client Access Licenses RAM Limit CPU Limit Pricing & Licensing
Essentials Small businesses with basic IT requirements; very small or no IT department no, one physical or one virtual installation
CALs not required * (limited to 25 users / 50 devices) 64 GB RAM max. 2 CPUs
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windows server 2016 licensing guide for datacenter essentials and standard edition

Standard For all companies that require advanced features and virtualize to a lesser extent 2 virtual machines ** or 2 Hyper-V Container


CALs required

CALs required



512 Cores

512 Cores
Datacenter For all companies with high requirements on IT workloads with large number of virtual systems unlimited virtual machines and Hyper-V Container
  • (*) An RDS CAL is required to access Remote desktop. Please visit here for: Windows Server 2016 Remote Desktop Service CALs
  • (**) The Windows Server Standard Edition license allows 2 OSEs (Operating System Environments) when all physical cores are licensed.
  • (***) CALs are required for every user or device, which connects directly or indirectly to a server. Details can be found on the Microsoft website in the area Client Access Licenses and Management Licenses.

Edition comparison by physical / virtual instances

Windows Server 2016 instances can be operated in either a physical operating system environment (POSE) or a virtual operating system environment (VOSE):
  1. Edition Running instances in POSE Running instances in VOSE
    Essentials    1**   1**
    Standard   1* 2
    Datacenter 1 unlimited

    (*) When a customer runs all the allowed virtual instances, the physical instance can only be used to manage and maintain the virtual instances.
    (**) Essentials can be run in a physical or virtual operating system environment.

    Edition comparison by server roles

    The Windows Server 2016 editions differ in the following server roles:

    Serverrolle Datacenter/Standard Essentials
    AD Certificate Services ✔ automatically installed/configured (1)
    AD Domain Services ✔ automatically installed/configured (2)
    AD Federation Services
    AD Lightweight Directory Services
    AD Rights Management Services (3)
    Application Server
    DHCP Server
    DNS Server ✔ automatically installed/configured
    Fax Server
    File Services ✔ automatically installed/configured (4)
    Hyper-V -
    Network Policy & Access Services ✔ automatically installed/configured
    Print & Document Services
    Remote Access ✔ automatically installed/configured (5)
    Remote Desktop Services (6) - (7)
    UDDI Services
    Web Server (IIS) ✔ automatically installed/configured
    Windows Deployment Services
    Windows Server Update Services -

    (1) Limited to the setting up of certification authorities - other features of the Active Directory Certificate Services (Network Device Enrollment Services, Online Responder Service)) are not available. More information can be found in the description of the AD CS role on TechNet.[4]
    (2) Must be the root of an ADDS domain structure and must own all operating master roles.
    (3) Access requires an additional AD RMS CAL.
    (4) Data deduplication is not available.
    (5) Limited to 50 RRAS connections and 50 IAS connections; DirectAccess and VPN are supported.
    (6) Access requires an additional RDS CAL (exception: using the Remote Web Access feature of the Essentials Edition).
    (7) Only RD Gateway service is installed and configured, other remote services (including RD session host) are not supported.

    Edition comparison by new features

    The Windows Server 2016 editions differ in the following features:

    Feature Essentials Standard Datacenter
    Core functionality of Windows Server -
    OSEs / Hyper-V containers - ✔ 2 ✔ unlimited
    Windows Server containers - ✔ unlimited ✔ unlimited
    Host Guardian Service -
    Nano Server - * *
    Storage features including Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica - -
    Shielded Virtual Machines - -
    Networking stack - -

Minimal System Requirements

Processor Requirements:

1 . 1.4 Ghz 64-bit processor or faster
2 . Compatible with x64 instruction set
3 . Supports NX, DEP, CMPXCHG16b, LAHF/SAHF, PrefetchW and Second Level Address Translation (EPT or NPT)

RAM Requirements:

1 . 512 MB of RAM or greater
2 . ECC (Error Correcting Code) type or similar technology
3 . Disk Space Requirements:
4 . 32GB or greater

Network Requirements:

1 . Ethernet adapter with at least gigabit throughput
2 . complient with PCI-E architecture
3 . Support for Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE)

Other Requirements for certain features:

1 . UEFI 2.3.1c based system
2 . Firmware that supports secure boot
3 . Trusted Platform Module
4 . Graphics device and monitor capable of 1024 x 768 or higher resolution
5 . Keyboard and Mouse
6 . Internet Access

Basic of Windows Server 2016 Licensing

Question: How do i install the required server cals (not RDS CAL) on the server after installing the OS for the local user and device access?
Answer: There is no software to install in order to add CALs. But you should have the CALs as required your environment, And you will get a piece of paper or soft copy (your invoice) that indicates you've purchased the required number of CALs and that's it. There is no key on the user cal license itself, only a tracking ID as Microsoft/Sellers reference only to keep the record which server sold with CALs for Microsoft internal inventory. On your end nothing to do without paying the payment and from our end we will mark the server sold with user cal for microsoft inventory.

Microsoft trust you blindly when your server licensed. Like: A Licensed Windows Server 2016  without any user cal will serve same as 500 or more user cals included server but that's not legal, So you should have the CALs as required your environment or production server. Please note: Remote Desktop Service which required additional & different type CAL which you must install on the RDS Licensing server. Please visit here for Windows Server 2016 RDS Licensing. Still not clear or looking more cals integrated server? Contact US

“To license a physical server, all physical cores must be licensed in the server. A minimum of 8 core licenses is required for each physical processor in the server and a minimum of 16 cores is required to be licensed for servers with one processor.”

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