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Windows Server

Last updated: April 16, 2012

What Does Windows Server Mean?

Windows Server refers to any type of server instance that is installed, operated and managed by any of the Windows Server family of operating systems.

Windows Server exhibits and provides the same capability, features and operating mechanism of a standard server operating system and is based on the Windows NT architecture.


Techopedia Explains Windows Server

Windows Server is generally capable of providing server-oriented services, such as the ability to host a website, user management, resource management across users and applications, messaging, security and authorization and many other server-focused services.

Windows Server software includes:
  • Windows 2000 Server
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Windows HPC Server 2008
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 8

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