Organizations looking for an affordable solution to support basic IT capabilities, such as file and print sharing, remote access and security, and running business applications now have a reliable solution to meet business needs – Windows Server® 2008 Foundation. *
Strengthen your business with a, dependable and affordable technology foundation for running your business applications as well as sharing information and resources.
Windows Server Foundation offers a simple and familiar Windows interface, compatibility with most hardware devices, and an easy upgrade path to higher-end versions of Windows Server when your business grows, making it an ideal choice to manage your IT needs.
Windows Server Foundation running on Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers provides a perfect match, offering cutting-edge price performance and scalability. Get a Windows experience and the capabilities you need to manage your data now and in the future.
Dell and Microsoft closely collaborated on the development of Windows Server Foundation to build a solution tailored to meet small-business needs, while delivering all the functionalities of a full server. Our collaboration with Microsoft, along with the performance and scalability of Dell PowerEdge servers, offers simplified, affordable server computing for first-time server buyers and small businesses.
Standard security features help manage security risks, while servers are designed to be easy to set up, manage, and maintain. Dell offers Windows Server Foundation pre-installed on select Dell PowerEdge servers designed for small businesses, saving you the effort of separately installing the operating system by hand. Dell helps you get up and running fast.
Is Windows Server Foundation the Right Solution for You?
Windows Server Foundation is an ideal first server and can be deployed easily to create a single-server network. Windows Server Foundation can be deployed in a variety of ways to help meet your needs, including core infrastructure, active directory, terminal services (remote desktop) and line of business applications.
Because of the way Windows Server Foundation is licensed, Windows Server client access licenses (CALs) are not required. Instead, Windows Server Foundation is licensed by user accounts, and each license of Windows Server Foundation is limited to a maximum of 15 user accounts. Moreover, a user account can be assigned to only one distinct user at a time. Have more than 15 users? Need virtualization? Run data intensive applications? Consider Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition.
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