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Windows Server 2019

Greater flexibility and agility with Windows Server 2019

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Windows Server 2019 helps you grow your business – and extend operations to the cloud – from a position of strength. It maximises your existing investments and builds on Windows Server security, app innovation, and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure capabilities to help you bridge your on-premises investments to the cloud.

Seamless hybrid operations

Many existing applications can move fast to cloud. In most cases, however, organizations will need to manage multiple environments. Rather than piece together a custom solution, professionals can turn to Windows Server 2019 and existing skills and knowledge to extend datacenters to the cloud. Plus, they can use the same technologies to manage and secure it all.

Unique hybrid capabilities

  • Extend datacenter to the cloud. Only Microsoft offers consistent hybrid services, including a common identity platform with Active Directory, a common data platform built on SQL Server technologies, and hybrid management and security.
  • Add built-in hybrid management capabilities. Windows Admin Center delivers an elegant, browser-based view of Windows Server workloads running on-premises and in Azure. Easily connect Windows Server deployments to Azure services and use natively integrated services such as Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery without disrupting applications and infrastructure.

Enhanced security

Privacy and compliance concerns are some reasons organizations choose to keep data on-premises. Safeguard intellectual assets with enhanced protections made possible by Microsoft's annual security investment of $1 billion and broader support for Linux.

  • Manage privileged identities. Many breaches can be prevented by protecting administrator credentials. Windows Server 2019 ensure that all apps and system components have just enough access privilege.
  • Secure the operating system. Discover and address security breaches with integrated Windows Defender Advanced Threat Detection. Help prevent host intrusion with Windows Defender Exploit Guard, which locks down devices against attack vectors and blocks behaviors commonly used in malware attacks.
  • Secure fabric virtualization. Protect VM workloads from unauthorised access, with Shielded Virtual Machines for Windows Server or Linux workloads. Protect network traffic with the flip of a switch with Encrypted Subnets.

Faster app innovation

Container technologies in Windows Server 2019 help IT pros and developers collaborate as part of a DevOps approach to deliver applications faster. You can also deliver container benefits to existing apps with minimal code changes by moving apps from virtual machines to containers.

  • Modernise apps faster with container support. Windows Server 2019 delivers a smaller Server Core container image for speedier download and offers enhanced support for compute, storage, and networking of Kubernetes clusters and the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform.
  • Improve Linux operations. Building on previous support to run Linux and Windows containers side by side, Windows Server 2019 reduces complexity by enabling developers to use standard tools such as Open SSH, Curl, and Tar.

Unprecedented hyper-converged scale

Hyper-converged features introduced in Windows Server 2016 helped changed the way IT pros scaled storage and compute, and technology in Windows Server 2019 enhances these capabilities for faster time to value.

  • Microsoft-validated solutions ready to go. Use turnkey Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions from your preferred hardware partner participating in the Windows Server Software Defined (WSSD) program.
  • Get industry leading performance. Configurations are optimised for each partner's hardware and focus on performance, capacity, or a balanced approach.
  • Simplified management. Simplify daily management of HCI deployments with Windows Admin Center, an elegant, lightweight browser-based, locally deployed platform that brings together your resources for visibility and action.

*** Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Data Sheet 
 

What's New in Microsoft Windows Server 2019

General

Desktop experience

As with Windows Server 2016, during setup of the operating system you can choose between Server Core installations or Server with Desktop Experience installations.

System Insights

System Insights is a new feature available in Windows Server 2019 that brings local predictive analytics capabilities natively to Windows Server. These predictive capabilities, each backed by a machine-learning model, locally analyze Windows Server system data, such as performance counters and events, providing insight into the functioning of your servers and helping you reduce the operational expenses associated with reactively managing issues in your Windows Server deployments.

Hybrid Cloud

Server Core app compatibility feature on demand

The Server Core App Compatibility feature on demand (FOD) significantly improves the app compatibility of the Windows Server Core installation option by including a subset of binaries and components from Windows Server with the Desktop Experience, without adding the Windows Server Desktop Experience graphical environment itself. This is done to increase the functionality and compatibility of Server Core while keeping it as lean as possible.

Security

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

ATP's deep platform sensors and response actions expose memory and kernel level attacks and respond by suppressing malicious files and terminating malicious processes.

Windows Defender ATP Exploit Guard is a new set of host-intrusion prevention capabilities. The four components of Windows Defender Exploit Guard are designed to lock down the device against a wide variety of attack vectors and block behaviors commonly used in malware attacks, while enabling you to balance security risk and productivity requirements.

Other features include:

  • Container improvements
  • HTTP/2
  • Kubernetes support
  • Linux containers on Windows
  • Low Extra Delay Background Transport (LEDBAT)
  • Network performance improvements for virtual workloads
  • Server Core App Compatibility feature on demand (FOD)
  • Storage Migration Service (SMS)
  • Storage Replica
  • System Insights
  • Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
  • Windows Defender ATP Exploit Guard
  • Windows Time Service

 

Windows Server 2019 Upgrade paths overview

When you upgrade a Windows Server in-place, you move from an existing operating system release to a more recent release while staying on the same hardware. Windows Server can be upgraded in-place at least one, and sometimes two versions forward. For example, Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2016 can be upgraded in-place to Windows Server 2019. The following graphic shows the upgrade paths for Windows Server. Downward pointing arrows represent the supported upgrade path moving from older versions up to Windows Server 2019.

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Datasheet Pdf

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Licensing

Windows Server 2019 is the operating system that bridges on-premises environments with Azure services, enabling hybrid scenarios that maximise existing investments. Increase security and reduce business risk with multiple layers of protection built into the operating system. Evolve your datacenter infrastructure to achieve greater efficiency and scale with Hyper-converged Infrastructure. Enable developers and IT pros to create cloud native applications and modernize their traditional apps using containers and micro-services.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Licensing PDF

 

Editions Description Licensing model CAL requirements

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter

For highly virtualized datacenters and cloud environments Core-based WS CAL

Windows Server 2019 Standard

For physical or minimally virtualized environments Core-based WS CAL

Windows Server 2019 Essentials

For small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices Specialty server No CAL required

Microsoft HyperV Server 2019

Free hypervisor download N/A N/A

 

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Editions

Comparison of Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2019

 

Feature Standard Edition Datacenter Edition

Core Windows Server functionality

Not supported. Not supported.

Hybrid integration

Not supported. Not supported.

Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Limited support. Not supported.

OSEs*/Hyper-V containers

2 Unlimited

Windows Server containers

Unlimited Unlimited

Host Guardian Service

Not supported. Not supported.

Storage Replica

Not supported. Not supported.

Shielded virtual machines (VMs)

Limited support. Not supported.

Software-defined networking

Limited support. Not supported.

Software-defined storage

Limited support. Not supported.


Microsoft Windows Server – Compare Versions

Comparison matrix

This comparison matrix covers different capability areas and underlying features of Windows Server versions. The matrix includes a brief definition for each feature, as well as a notation about how well each feature is supported across different Windows Server versions. The legend for this notation is given in the following table.

Microsoft Windows Server 2019 – Version Feature Comparison Summary PDF

 

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