64 Bit Full Version Windows Server 2016 OEM DVD COA Sticker Server Operating System
WHAT' S NEW WITH WINDOWS SERVER 2016
Windows Server 2016 is a server operating system developed by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems, developed concurrently with Windows 10. The first early preview version (Technical Preview) became available on October 1, 2014 together with the first technical preview of System Center.Unlike previous Windows Server versions, which were released simultaneously with the client operating system, Windows Server 2016 was released on September 26, 2016 at Microsoft's Ignite conference and became generally available on October 12, 2016
Security built-in at the start
Reduce risk with multiple layers of security right in the operating system for on-premises and cloud protection.
Enhance security with Windows Server 2016
Rely on new layers of protection built into the operating system to further safeguard against security breaches. Help block malicious attacks and enhance the security of your virtual machines, applications, and data.
Virtualize without compromising security
Use Shielded Virtual Machines to help protect your virtual machines from a compromised fabric as well as improve your compliance. Shielded Virtual Machines are encrypted using BitLocker and will run on healthy hosts.
Protect administrator credentials
Help guard administrator credentials from Pass-the-Hash attacks by using Credential Guard and Remote Credential Guard. Limit administrator privileges with Just-In-Time Administration and Just Enough Administration.
Protect the applications that run on your operating system, anywhere it’s deployed
Enhance the protection of your applications on-premises or running in the cloud. Help ensure only trusted software runs on the server with Device Guard. Help protect against memory corruption attacks with Control Flow Guard. Help protect against known malware with Windows Defender optimized for server roles.
Detect security threats quickly
Help detect suspicious behavior in the kernel or other sensitive processes with advanced auditing capabilities. Plus, use Microsoft Operations Management Suite Insights & Analytics tools to set up alerts and reporting.
Increase application isolation
Help protect container-based applications with Hyper-V containers. Use the distributed firewall, a software-defined networking capability, to control internal and external network traffic to virtual machines.
Improve compliance and security
Learn how Windows Server 2016 can help you can meet high-priority compliance requirements and security objectives such as PCI DSS 3.2, ISO 27001, and FedRamp more efficiently.
Get the hypervisor that’s ready for the cloud when you are
Migrate more easily to the cloud with the hypervisor that runs Azure, the world’s largest datacentre. Rely on a Windows Server 2016 platform that’s not only recognized by Gartner as a leader in x86 server virtualization, but has analysts saying will change the competitive dynamic for virtualization.
Save when you migrate workloads to the cloud with Hyper-V
Run your workloads on Hyper-V, then easily migrate them from on-premises to a Windows Server virtual machine in the cloud.
Rely on unique built-in security for virtualized workloads
Use Shielded Virtual Machines to encrypt your virtual machines with BitLocker and help ensure they run only on hosts approved by the Host Guardian Service.
Microsoft has been reorganized by Satya Nadella, putting the Server and System Center teams together. Previously, the Server team was more closely aligned with the Windows client team. The Azure team is also working closely with the Server team.
In March 2017, Microsoft demonstrated an internal version of Server 2016 running on the ARMv8-A architecture. It was reported that Microsoft was working with Qualcomm Centriq and Cavium ThunderX2 chips. According to James Vincent of The Verge, this decision endangers Intel's dominance of the server CPU market. However, later inquiry from Microsoft revealed that this version of Windows Server is only for internal use and only impacts subscribers of Microsoft Azure service.
|[hide]Table of versions: Windows Server 2016|
|6.4.9841||Technical Preview||1-Oct-14||First release|
|10.0.10074||Technical Preview 2||4-May-15||Nano Server installation option|
|Hyper-V: hot add and remove memory and NIC; resilient virtual machines to keep running even when their cluster fabric fails|
|Rolling upgrades for Hyper-V and Storage clusters|
|Networking: Converged NIC across tenant and RDMA traffic; PacketDirect on 40G|
|Storage: Virtual Machine Storage Path resiliency; Storage Spaces Direct to aggregate Storage Spaces across multiple servers; Storage Replica|
|Security: Host Guardian Service, helping to keep trust and isolation boundary between the cloud infrastructure and guest OS layers; Just Enough Administration, restricting users to perform only specific tasks|
|Management: PowerShell Desired State Configuration; PowerShell Package Manager; Windows Management Framework 5.0 April Preview and DSC Resource Kit|
|Other: Conditional access control in AD FS; application authentication support for OpenID Connect and OAuth; full OpenGL support with RDS for VDI; Server-side support for HTTP/2, including header compression, connection multiplexing and server push|
|10.0.10514||Technical Preview 3||19-Aug-15||Windows Server Containers|
|Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS): authentication of users stored in Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directories|
|10.0.10586||Technical Preview 4||19-Nov-15|||
|Nano Server supports the DNS Server and IIS server roles, as well as MPIO, VMM, SCOM, DSC push mode, DCB, Windows Server Installer, and the WMI provider for Windows Update. Its Recovery Console supports editing and repairing the network configuration. A Windows PowerShell module is now available to simplify building Nano Server images.|
|Hyper-V Containers encapsulates each container in a light weight virtual machine.|