What are Windows Server 2019 editions?
Here you will find out:
- what Windows Server 2019 is
- what Windows Server Essentials, Standard and Datacenter Editions are
- how DiskInternals Partition Recovery can help you
Are you ready? Let's read!
About Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2019 is the current version of Microsoft’s server operating system. As a successor to Windows Server 2016, this version is packed with more features, promises of better performance, and a variety of options for hybrid cloud environments.
Windows Server 2019 features three editions: Essential, Standard, and Datacenter. As expected, each edition is unique, with certain features meant for different uses. Windows Server 2019 Essentials is ideal for individuals and small businesses. In contrast, Windows Server 2019 Datacenter is for large corporations that handle large operations. Windows Server 2019 Standard is in between Essential and Datacenter; it is suitable for both small and big businesses. Comparing these versions of Windows Server 2019, can help you understand the differences, and that’s what this article is all about.
Windows Server Essentials Edition
This edition is meant for small businesses; it can only host 25 users or 50 devices. Businesses can integrate Azure Site Recovery and the Azure virtual network, which comes in handy when the host server or virtual machine fails.
There are a few changes from Windows Server Essentials 2016 edition. The 2019 edition discontinues the Experience Role, client backup, and remote web access features. This means that management tasks are to be done manually. However, more flexibility and features are available in the other editions.
Windows Server Standard and Datacenter Editions
The major difference between Windows Server 2019 Standard and Datacenter editions is the number of allowed users and the available features. For an organization with over 20 users but less than 50 users, the Standard edition is an ideal option. However, large-scale enterprises would thrive best with the Datacenter edition, because it does not have any limitations. Below is a clear comparison chart for Windows Server Standard and Datacenter Editions.
Windows Server 2019: Standard vs Datacenter
- The Datacenter edition supports Hyper-V security, which means that its users can encrypt Hyper-V virtual machines for more security. In contrast, this feature is absent in the Standard edition.
- Both editions support “unlimited” Windows Server containers (but not Hyper-V containers).
- Windows Server Standard can run two (2) Hyper-V containers, while the Datacenter edition can run an unlimited number.
- Both editions support non-Hyper-V Host Guidance Service (HGS). But Host Guardian Hyper-V Support is only available in the Datacenter edition.
- Windows Server 2019 Standard supports inherited activation if hosted on a data center. In contrast, Windows Server 2019 Datacenter can run on a host or a guest machine.
- The Datacenter edition supports unlimited Storage Replicas, while the Standard edition is capped at 2 TB for a single partnership/resource group.
From the comparison above, it is pretty obvious that the Datacenter edition remains the most complete version of Windows Server 2019. However, to save costs, the Standard edition can be a good alternative for enterprise businesses.
It may interest you to know that both editions (Standard and Datacenter) allow Azure integration and include all Essentials edition features.
If you want to restore deleted files easily
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With DiskInternals Partition Recovery, you can recover files/documents lost due to OS crashes, hard disk failures, accidental deletion, etc. The software supports virtually all Windows file systems, as well as features a super-intuitive user interface, which makes it easy for everyone to recover their data.
DiskInternals Partition Recovery supports three (3) scan modes, which are meant for different data loss scenarios. It recovers lost/deleted data in just four (4) steps. Plus, the software is free to download and works on all Windows computers.