Before installing Windows Server 2016 you need to determine which edition to install. This will mainly be determined by how many server you have and if your using virtualization (hopefully you are). You’ll also need to decide if you need to install the server with GUI (Desktop experience), Server Core, or Nano Server.
In this video, you’ll learn about the different editions and version of Windows Server 2016.
- Server 2016 editions
- Standard vs Core
- Server 2016 Versions
- Core vs GUI (Desktop experience)
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This utility was designed to Monitor Active Directory and other critical applications. It will quickly spot domain controller issues, prevent replication failures, track failed logon attempts and much more.
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