Difference between Server 2016 Essentials and Standard?

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  1. 90

    90 MDL Member

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    What is the difference between Essentials and Standard?
    I searched and only found vague descriptions about Essentials limited to 25 or 50 users. Is Essentials more user friendly or easier to use if I want to use it as a desktop?
     
  2. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    No, definitely NO, for Desktop OS use Standard
     
  3. ButlerKevinD

    ButlerKevinD MDL Novice

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    as found on h**p://thewindowsclub.com/windows-server-2016-editions:

    Windows Server comes in 3 main editions:

    Datacenter Edition: Donning all the basic capabilities of Windows Server, this edition will provide substantial efficacy to the Organization with a requirement for unlimited virtualization coupled with robust new features.

    Standard Edition: Quintessential for Organization with a need for limited virtualization, this model brings forth a general purpose yet a sturdy Server Operating System.

    Essentials: Targeted for smaller Organization comprising no more than 50 users, this edition provides limited capabilities as per your requirement.

    Windows Server 2016 MultiPoint Premium Server, Windows Storage Server 2016 and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2016 are the other editions.
     
  4. zamica

    zamica MDL Member

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    as a desktop OS just curious to know,which is more stable ,reliable windows server standard or Ltsb ?
     
  5. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Some people will swear that server is more stable. Last server OS I used was 2003, Win 7 was good enough not to touch server OS for desktop purposes, Win 10 LTSB 2016 is DEFINITELY good desktop OS

    Choice is yours, you will be using it
     
  6. 90

    90 MDL Member

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    You forgot LTSB has built in spying and tracking. Server does not, from what I read. Server is the way to go.
     
  7. tmf2

    tmf2 MDL Junior Member

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    Is this true or speculation? I've searched everywhere and cannot find a definitive answer.

    Dennis
     
  8. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    You can turn off tracking with GPO (that is the point).

    Or just never connect to Internet, or use Linux, and stop wasting our time
     
  9. 90

    90 MDL Member

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    You try to turn off GPO in LTSB and there will be outgoing connections to microsoft. Try it. Open up resource monitor and watch. Telemetry cant be turned to "off", minimal is "security".
     
  10. tmf2

    tmf2 MDL Junior Member

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    #11 tmf2, Oct 16, 2016
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    I know about about using GPO on the LTSB editions 90 ( seen your post in the Linux forum) but was wondering the same thing about Server not having any tracking etc. Has that been established yet?
     
  11. tmf2

    tmf2 MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the link 90...I also would like to dig into this a little deeper. Not much info out there concerning this.
     
  12. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #14 xinso, Oct 16, 2016
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  13. 90

    90 MDL Member

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    Really, a copy paste with no explanation?
     
  14. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    #17 xinso, Oct 17, 2016
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  15. 90

    90 MDL Member

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    Should we remove some of those packages for privacy? Which ones?
     
  16. xinso

    xinso MDL Guru

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    Those are exactly the same as of Windows 10. It depends on you.
     
  17. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    It's time to try again, I think

    And no 2016 isn't more stable than W10, it's just way cleaner from crap and less resource demanding, while it dosen't lack any major desktop feature (multimedia codecs tuner drivers, wifi and so on)
     
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