What is Microsoft Windows Server OS? - Server Operating System by Microsoft

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Microsoft Windows Server OS

1. What is Microsoft Windows Server OS?

Microsoft Windows Server OS is an Operating System that developed Microsoft to use in the server computers or to use in the computers which are working heavy on duty by computing and serving functionalities.

Microsoft Windows Server OS is used by many industrial sectors in the world in business, government and non government projects. Microsoft Windows Server OS is a pay to use product which requires users to pay to use the Server OS.

2. History

Microsoft Server OS do traces it's origin to the workstation operating systems which released on early stage. In the initial days, the internet wasn't that popular and the connectivity wasn't available commonly like today. Because of that reason, Microsoft didn't really focused about developing a server operating system. Microsoft kept focusing on developing standalone personal usable operating systems.

With the later times, when the connectivity was more available commonly and organization started developing client server architecture products, Microsoft started getting into the developing server operating systems which are specific for requirements.

3. Versions

There are multiple versions which got released after the initial release of the Windows Server OS.

Windows Server OS Version CodeOS NameReleased DateEditions of OS
NT 3.50Windows NT 3.5September 1994Windows NT 3.5 Server
NT 3.51Windows NT 3.51July 1995Windows NT 3.51 Server
NT 4.0
Windows NT 4.0
29th July 1996
Windows NT 4.0 Server
Windows NT 4.0 Server Enterprise
Windows NT 4.0 Terminal Server Edition
NT 5.0
Windows 2000
17th February 2000
Windows 2000 Server
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
NT 5.2
Windows Server 2003
24th April 2003
Windows Small Business Server 2003
Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
Windows Storage Server
NT 5.2
Windows Server 2003 R3
6th December 2005
Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2
Windows Server 2003 R2 Web Edition
Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition
Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition
Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition
Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003
Windows Storage Server
Windows Home Server
NT 6.0
Windows Server 2008
27th February 2008
Windows Server 2008 Standard
Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium Based Systems
Windows Server Foundation 2008
Windows Essential Business Server 2008
Windows HPC Server 2008
Windows Small Business Server 2008
Windows Storage Server 2008
Windows Web Server 2008
NT 6.1
Windows Server 2008 R2
22nd October 2009
Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium Based Systems
Windows Web Server 2008 R2
Windows Storage Server 2008 R2
Windows HPC Server 2008 R2
Windows Small Business Server 2011
Windows MultiPoint Server 2011
Windows Home Server 2011
Windows MultiPoint Server 2010
NT 6.2
Windows Server 2012
4th September 2012
Windows Server 2012 Foundation
Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Windows Server 2012 Standard
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Windows MultiPoint Server 2012
NT 6.3
Windows Server 2012 R2
17th October 2013
Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter
NT 10
Windows Server 2016
12th October 2016
Windows Server 2016 Essentials
Windows Server 2016 Standard
Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
NT 10
Windows Server 2019
13th November 2018
Windows Server 2019 Essentials
Windows Server 2019 Standard
Windows Server 2019 Datacenter