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Windows Server

A Microsoft product and a brand name for a group of server operating systems
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What is Windows Server ?

It is a brand name for a group of server operating systems released by Microsoft. It includes all Windows operating systems, Increase security, evolve your data center, and innovate faster with Microsoft Windows Server, the cloud-ready operating system.
Windows Server is a tool in the Operating Systems category of a tech stack.

Who uses Windows Server ?

247 companies reportedly use Windows Server in their tech stacks, including doubleSlash, MIT, and Deloitte.

256 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Windows Server .

Windows Server Integrations

Docker, Graphite, Azure Stack, Kallithea, and BindPlane are some of the popular tools that integrate with Windows Server . Here's a list of all 8 tools that integrate with Windows Server .
Decisions about Windows Server

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Windows Server in their tech stack.

Chris Bleck
Site Reliability Engineer at Cooperative Bank Of Thessaly · | 4 upvotes · 5.9K views
Needs advice

We are a small bank and we have 5 VMware ESXi servers with mainly Windows Server VMs with numerous windows services installed and most of these servers have Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft IIS installed. Also we have some applications that have application logs (mainly in a db table) and we have a few Hangfire instances and one MQ Series server.

Now the management gave me the task of site reliability (I'm fairly new to this) which means all Windows Services must run 24/7 so I have to know if a service fails to start. All databases must run properly so I have to know locks, Query performance, and any SQL Agent job failures. The same goes for IIS websites/services must be up and running all the time.

In addition to these, I must collect all the Hangfire job failures(which are a lot) as well as general server metrics like CPU, RAM, I/O Disk, Disk sizes, etc.

On top of all these, I must setup alerts via Slack/sms or mail. Now the question which tool or a stack of tools can achieve all that?

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Needs advice

I am technical support. I work daily with Windows Server / Exchange, Active directory. I would like to learn scripting and automation to make my life easier. I just started learning PowerShell but not really sure about the correct study path from where I can start. I am taking some courses on Udemy and YouTube. Is it enough?

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Windows Server Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Windows Server ?
The CentOS Project is a community-driven free software effort focused on delivering a robust open source ecosystem. For users, we offer a consistent manageable platform that suits a wide variety of deployments. For open source communities, we offer a solid, predictable base to build upon, along with extensive resources to build, test, release, and maintain their code.
It is the simplest way to create a centralized and easily accessible place for your data. Use it with ZFS to protect, store, backup, all of your data. It is used everywhere, for the home, small business, and the enterprise.
A clone of the operating system Unix, written from scratch by Linus Torvalds with assistance from a loosely-knit team of hackers across the Net. It aims towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliance.
Ubuntu is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others’. It also means ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’. The Ubuntu operating system brings the spirit of Ubuntu to the world of computers.
Debian systems currently use the Linux kernel or the FreeBSD kernel. Linux is a piece of software started by Linus Torvalds and supported by thousands of programmers worldwide. FreeBSD is an operating system including a kernel and other software.
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