Windows Server is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft since The first Windows server edition to be released under that brand was Windows Server However, the first server edition of Windows was Windows NT 3. Windows Server operating system releases under the Long Term Servicing Channel are supported by Microsoft for 10 years, with five years of mainstream support and an additional five years of extended support. This channel includes the following operating systems: . Windows Server operating system releases under the Semi-Annual Channel are supported by Microsoft for 18 months. Microsoft targets two releases of Windows Server per year under this channel. Operating systems from this channel are available as part of subscription services, including Software Assurance, Azure Marketplace, Visual Studio subscriptions, and others. Certain editions of Windows Server have a customized name. Microsoft has also produced Windows Server Essentials formerly Windows Small Business Server and the discontinued Windows Essential Business Server , software bundles which include a somewhat restricted Windows Server operating system and some other Microsoft Server products.
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Compute Engine provides public images with Windows Server that you can use to create instances. For more general information about Windows Server instances and Windows applications that you can run on Compute Engine, see Windows on Compute Engine. To create an instance with Windows Server, specify the image family for the specific version of Windows that you need. For a list of the available image families, see public images. This section describes how to create a Windows Server instance that has an external IP address. Your VPC network must be configured to allow access to kms. Go to VM instances.
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Microsoft Azure Stack System Center. Windows Admin Center Web Gallery. Microsoft Application Virtualization. Fast Track Solutions Hybrid Cloud. Private Cloud Data Warehouse. Identify and verify the status of tested products for Windows Server. The Certified for Windows Server badge demonstrates that a mission critical or line-of business application meets Microsoft's highest technical bar for Windows fundamentals, best practices and platform compatibility; attesting to efficient deployment capabilities in the Cloud and the Enterprise. Certified for Windows Server
Complex corporate IT networks require the highest levels of protection — a single piece of malware can spread rapidly across a network, disrupting business processes and destroying IT infrastructure. Servers need dedicated security solutions to protect critical data against the latest malware threats, performing continuously under the heaviest load conditions, with minimal impact on resources. Kaspersky Security for Windows Server was developed specifically to protect complex networks and ensure that valuable corporate resources are efficiently secured. With prompt threat detection and response and exceptional resilience, together with launch control and exploit prevention against emerging threats, it delivers advanced server protection to businesses of all sizes. Based on Kaspersky's unique HuMachine framework, Kaspersky Security for Windows Server's multi-layered threat protection system detects all types of malware, including advanced, sophisticated and emerging threats.