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Microsoft Server Differences


An affordable, lightweight server option, ideal for small businesses. It has all the essential features and supports up to 25 users and 50 devices with a single licence. Although it is the cheapest of the bunch, it does not include some advanced features such as Active Directory, failover clusters or virtual machines.


Ideal for businesses with physical or minimally virtualised server configurations. Gives you access to all the resources you'll need for a reliable, fast server that can support your workloads in all areas.

Windows Server Standard 2022 gives you the option to install Server Core or Desktop Experience. You can also take advantage of active workloads, Trusted Platform Module, Windows Defender System Guard and more.


Made for enterprises with highly virtualised data centres and cloud configurations. It is capable of supporting heavy workloads, even if you are working in an on-prem or private cloud environment. There are also new data centre-specific features such as protected virtual machines, Storage Spaces Direct and software-defined networking.

Updated on: 17/10/2023

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