Windows Server Essentials is a Windows Server operating system, to have a maximum of 25 users, small organizations 50 devices designed. When the product is installed on a server computer, it will automatically set the network role, such as printer servers, Domain Control (domain controller), web server (web server) and file server.
This product provides a server authorized to run on the server has a maximum of two physical processors (physical processors) of. At the same time, up to 25 users and 50 devices can be connected to an authorized server installed, no additional Client Access Authorization (CALs). More authorize instructions, see: Guide to the Windows Server Editions and Licensing .
Limit the number of applications : This product is a "Non-Core-Based Authorization" server products, according to regulations, two-year cycle of inner regardless of what classification items, add up to apply for up to five products. See: the number of donations, classified under a single provision .
Microsoft plans to offer donations which versions of the software?
You can download all languages, and the old and new versions of the software in the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC). You can refer to the Microsoft classification items ( PDF file ) for the latest version currently available.
Benefits to the organization
If you have some system administration experience, you can use Windows Server Essentials to:
The main function
Made products : from 2013/10/10, Microsoft will no longer offer software CD. Once you complete your order and payment procedures, please refer to the organization's registered email mailbox, you will receive the Microsoft sent a "donation agreement enabled a large number of authorized letter", please follow the instructions to confirm the contract and obtain software and key. Download and installation of the software, please refer to the "how to deal with the downloaded ISO file from Microsoft?" Or "use ISO file to install the new Microsoft operating system" . License key allows you to use the installation CD to install the product, install the authorization number of times that you are applying. The installation process you will receive three e-mail:
Software assurance : Based on Microsoft's software assurance program, the contract period of two years, a free upgrade to the latest available version.