MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER 2016 STANDARD
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Microsoft window server 2016 is essentially an operating system. This system was earlier known as the window server Next. This updated and new version is developed in order to serve the running networked applications on a platform. It has been expected to release in second half of the year 2016. In this updated version two conspicuous changes have been added container to window server operating system container, Hyper-V Container and Nano server. There will be an option for the disposition of minimal footprint which can be installed on a virtual machine. Overall if you are a system administrator, there is no better product for you to run your everyday errands than this. It is truly a must-have for anyone dealing with servers and wide network platforms.
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SERVER 2016 STANDARD FEATURES
THE BEST AND MOST ANTICIPATED FEATURES
1. Addition of two containers – this feature has been highly anticipated in this updated version. It includes two containers in it which are Hyper V and the windows server container. Window server container is isolated from others but runs on operating system. Hyper V runs from Microsoft Hyper V virtual machine. Built in support is also provided by the Windows server 2016, this support is for docker. This docker helps in the maintenance of both types of the containers.
2. Replacement of Hyper V – Production checkpoints is taking place of Hyper-V snapshots with production checkpoints allow administrators to roll back a VM to an earlier point in time without having to restore from a backup. Unlike snapshots, checkpoints use Volume Shadow Copy Services.
3. Nano server – It is a light weight installation option especially designed for running exclusively in cloud & container based scenarios. It is about 93% smaller when compared to traditional setups of Windows Server. Traditional .NET framework or GUI is not included in Nano Server; Administrators manage its instances remote by using Windows Management Instrumentation and PowerShell .
4. Network controller – It is the new server role which provides programmable and centralized automation point to configure, monitor, manage & troubleshoot physical and virtual and network services and devices. One can use it with System Center products such as Operations Manager, Virtual Machine Manager and PowerShell as well.
5. Storage replica – It is also a new feature enabling storage agnostic and synchronous replication (block level) between clusters or servers for disaster recovery and preparedness .
6. Rolling upgrades – It is a feature for scaling out file server clusters and Hyper V. With the help of this feature a Windows Server 2016 node can be added to any Hyper V cluster with the nodes running Windows Server 2012 R2.
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The following is a list of features and functionalities in Windows Server 2016 that have either been removed from the product in the current release or are planned for potential removal in subsequent releases (deprecated). It is intended for IT professionals who are updating operating systems in a commercial environment. This list is subject to change in subsequent releases and may not include every deprecated feature or functionality.
FEATURES WHICH HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM WINDOWS SERVER 2016
These following features have been removed from release of the Windows Server of 2016. Applications that depends upon the features will not properly functions inrelease unless an alternate method is not employed.
The share Management snap-in which is for Microsoft Management Console been removed from this.
- If the computer which is to be managed is running in an operating system which is been older than Windows Server 2016, then connect it with Remote Desktop and use local version of Share Management snap-in.
- On a computer which has Windows 8.1, use the Share Management snap-in from RSAT in order to view the computer which is to be managed.
- Use Hyper-V on a computer to run a virtual machine having Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 that is having the Share Management snap-in.
The Journal.dll is been removed from the server which is of 2016. There is no replacement policy for it.
SERVER 2016 STANDARD SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
These are minimum system requirements for installing Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard
- Processor requirements 1.4 GHz and processor 64 bit, supports DEP and CMPXCHG16b and also supports LAHF/SAHF, and PrefetchW
- Memory – 1GB (minimum), 2GB (recommended)
- HDD – 3GB available space
- OS – Windows 7 and above; Microsoft Server 2008 R2 and abo
- Network adapter requirements
Network adapters which have been used with this should release include these following features:
- An adapter of Ethernet and have capability of at minimum gigabit throughput
- Compliant with the PCI Express architecture specification.
- Should Supports, Pre-boot Execution Environment (PXE).
- A network adapter which supports in debugging of network (HDNet) is quite useful, but it is not a minutest requirement.
- Other requirements
- Computers running must have the following :
- DVD drive (When intention is to install the operating system by the help of DVD media)
- The following are not required are necessary for positive features only :
- firmware that supports secure boot
- Trusted Platform Module
- UEFI 2.3.1c-based system
- Monitor and graphics capable of VGA (1024 x 768) which is of higher-resolution
- Keyboard and Microsoft® mouse (compatible pointing device)
- Internet access ( condition- fees may apply)
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