Windows Server 2019 Essentials Licensing

Dane du Plooy 21 Reputation points
2021-08-26T20:33:13.093+00:00

I have been trying to find information / anyone who can advise exactly regarding Windows Server 2019, however have not succeeded as yet. For someone who has not worked with a "server" before, my questions are:

  1. Ideally, who do I contact / where do I go to get presales advice/support? The Microsoft contact number in my country just goes to Elevator Music, after a pre-recorded message, and then cuts out. None of the computer shops which I have contacted so far have been able to advise.
  2. Is the Windows Server 2019 license perpetual? I have seen some shops specifically selling a "Perpetual" license.
  3. Is Windows Server 2019 Essentials fine to run a Web Server from?
  4. Is there any special licensing needed in order to allow Remote Desktop access?
  5. For a simple Web Server, why should I use Windows Server as opposed to e.g. just Windows 10 (one thing which I have noticed is that Visual Studio Web Deploy does not seem to be installable on Windows 10)?
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.4K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-27T14:27:06.123+00:00

    Seems to work here.

    1. Your reseller's trained licensing specialist should also be able to answer legal licensing questions.
    2. Not if purchased from microsoft
    3. Essentials adds the IIS role by default
    4. https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server-essentials/manage/manage-anywhere-access-in-windows-server-essentials

    https://www.windowsservercatalog.com/content.aspx?ctf=WSEssentials.htm

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  1. Limitless Technology 39,481 Reputation points
    2021-08-27T10:34:19.657+00:00

    Hi there,

    It seems you have a lot queries to be answered

    1. To contact live support https://support.microsoft.com/contactus#

    Select get support in the link and wait in the line , it is tedious but you will surely be answered .

    1. To run a Web service , You can but the essentials server must be a root domain controller and must have all (FSMO) roles.
    2. For Remote Desktop access ,Each user and device that connects to a Remote Desktop Session host needs a client access license (CAL). You use RD Licensing to install, issue, and track RDS CALs.
      https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/remote/remote-desktop-services/rds-client-access-license
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  2. Dave Patrick 426.4K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-26T21:04:04.803+00:00

    You can live chat with someone here.
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server

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  3. Dave Patrick 426.4K Reputation points MVP
    2021-08-27T20:53:05.563+00:00

    Just checking if there's any progress or updates?

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