Microsoft Servers

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Logo of Microsoft Servers.

Microsoft Servers (previously called Windows Server System) is a brand that encompasses Microsoft's server products. This includes the Windows Server editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system itself, as well as products targeted at the wider business market. Unlike Microsoft Dynamics or Microsoft Office product lines, most of the products sold under this brand are not intended to be line-of-business services in and of themselves.


The Microsoft Servers line of software and technology includes:

Operating systems[edit]

Initially, Microsoft server operating systems were editions of Windows NT family. Starting in 2003, a Windows Server subfamily was formed that encompasses server operating system versions independent of the client versions of Windows.

Server operating systems of Microsoft include:

Operating system offerings[edit]

The following are special offerings consisting of one of the operating systems above:


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]

Microsoft System Center is a set of server products aimed specifically at helping corporate IT administrators manage a network of Windows Server and client desktop systems.[4]

Discontinued server products[edit]


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  3. ^ "Familiarization with uses of a Windows VPS". Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
  4. ^ 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) [...]. 
  5. ^ 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 [...] 
  6. ^ "System Center Opalis website". 

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