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Windows Server 2016 Standard - 16 Core + 10 CALs

Windows Server 2016 Standard License - 16 Core

Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Standard Edition is the newest base version of the low virtualized software built for high traffic container environments. This innovative software focuses on providing a high level of flexibility of use and control to businesses in need of a solution to manage cloud-ready workloads with more ease. Windows Server 2016 also helps to prevent malicious attacks against your system with a strengthened security suite that also detects any suspicious activity as a preventative measure.

Users can change existing applications into cloud-ready solutions and help developers to create new apps using containers, microservices, and the new Nano Server. Your data center can be run with an automated and resilient operating system and will have access to many of the same cloud-efficient features found in Microsoft Azure data centers.

  • Virtualize by enabling the optional Hyper-V hypervisor role (included)
  • Includes Two (2) Virtual Machines

Need help determining your licensing scenario? Take a look at the guide below:

Windows Server Licensing Guide


This download version will come with the capability to license 10 Users on your server, along with the server license. These are known as Active Directory/Local CALs which will allow each user to connect to the server so long as they are on the local network with the instance of Windows Server. We also have the licensing for Remote Desktop Serviceslocated here.

For more information on Windows Server 2016 Standard, contact us at 855-256-9378 or

Licensing Requirements

Server 2016 Editions Processing Power Client Access Licensing (CALs) Virtual Machines Supported
Essentials 1-2 CPU Not Required 0
Standard (16 Core) 16 Cores Per User or Device 2
Standard (24 Core) 24 Cores Per User or Device 2
Datacenter (16 Core) 16 Cores Per User or Device Unlimited
Datacenter (24 Core) 24 Cores Per User or Device Unlimited

Remote Desktop

Along with licensing hardware and CALs, each user remote accessing (using mouse and keyboard control) the server needs a Remote Desktop CAL. As with standard CALs, there are licensed in User OR Device format. You will need to license the maximum number of Users or Devices accessing the server in this way.

*note - Additional CALs can be purchased and added on AT ANY TIME

Edition Features

Now that you know what your licensing options are, see below for a comparison between editions.

Features Essentials Standard Datacenter
Core functionality of Windows Server -
OSEs / Hyper V Containers - ✓ x2 ✓ Unlimited
Windows Server Containers - ✓ Unlimited ✓ Unlimited
Host Guardian Service -
Nano Server - ✓* ✓*
Storage features including Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica - -
Shielded Virtual Machines - -
Networking stack - -

*note - Server Standard is the most flexible option. Allows for heavy growth while still being cost effective.

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