Microsoft Servers

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Microsoft Servers (previously called Windows Server System) is a discontinued brand that encompasses Microsoft software products for server computers. This includes the Windows Server editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, as well as products targeted at the wider business market. Microsoft has since replaced this brand with Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and Windows 365.


Operating system[edit]

The Windows Server family of operating systems consists of Windows operating systems developed and licensed for use on server computers. This family started with Windows Server 2003, for which Microsoft released a major upgrade every four years and a minor upgrade every two years following a major release.

This family has branded members too, such as Windows Home Server, Windows HPC Server and Windows MultiPoint Server.

Windows components[edit]

The following products are shipped as Windows component, as opposed to standalone products.


Some of the products included in the Windows Server System product branding are designed specifically for interaction with Microsoft Office. These include:[citation needed]


Microsoft System Center[edit]

Logo of Microsoft System Center
Logo of Microsoft System Center

Microsoft System Center, a set of server products, aims specifically at helping corporate system administrators manage a network of Windows Server and client desktop systems.[3]

Discontinued server products[edit]


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  3. ^ Compare: Morimoto, Rand (2012). Yardeni, Guy (ed.). Microsoft System Center 2012 Unleashed. Unleashed Series. Sams Publishing. p. 5. ISBN 9780672336126. Retrieved 2015-02-11. System Center [...] is a series of tools that help administrators manage their servers, client systems, and applications (whether on-premises or in the cloud) [...].
  4. ^ Rachui, Steve; Agerlund, Kent; Martinez, Santos; Daalmans, Peter (2012). Mastering System Center 2012 Configuration Manager. ITPro collection. John Wiley & Sons. p. 356. ISBN 9781118238400. Retrieved 2015-02-11. New in Configuration Manager 2012 is the Software Center, which is part of the Configuration Manager 2012 client. With the Software Center users can install or request software [...]
  5. ^ "System Center Opalis website". Microsoft.