Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Single Device Cal - Open Academic

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Windows Server 2019 is the awaited latest version of Microsoft's server operating system. It is part of the Windows NT family for operating systems and was first announced on the 20th of March, 2018 alongside with the very first preview version available thru Windows Insider. It did not become generally available until the 6th of October, 2018, and due to errors leading to the temporary pause of distribution, it was later re-released on the 13th of November, 2018. It is part of the Windows NT family for operating systems, brings many new and improved features to the field.


Some general questions can come up when looking for information about Windows Server 2019, and answers are not as clear as you would think when it comes to Microsoft's end. For example, it's hard to determine what versions work with which operating system and such, so here is a quick rundown of the answers to some frequently asked questions:


  • Windows Server Features On Demand cannot be installed on Windows Server 2019 with Desktop Experience.
  • Windows Server 2019 Server Core cannot be converted to Desktop Experience. The same thing applies vice-versa.
  • Windows Server 2019 Standard can be converted to Windows Server 2019 Datacenter and vice-versa.
  • You can use Windows Admin Center on Opera and Windows 7 to remotely manage Windows Server 2019 Server Core.
  • At the moment, Windows Storage Server 2019 Workgroup does not exist.


This product is a CAL for one single device. Windows Server 2019’s licensing model includes both Cores + Client Access Licenses (CALs). Every user or device is required to have either a Windows Server CAL or a Windows Server and RDS CAL in order to be able to access a licensed Windows Server. This means that the maximum number of users is based on CALs.


This product also comes with Open Academic license. Microsoft describes this type of license as something most suitable for smaller educational establishments, as it is a flexible agreement that offers a better price over purchasing retail software, but also provides the satisfaction of a volume-based licensing agreement.

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What is Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Single Device Cal - Open Academic?

Windows Server 2019 is an operating system for servers, most suitable for companies. It’s included in Microsoft's Windows NT product family, allowing for development using the strong foundation of the NT architecture. The skyrocketing use of virtual machines and the necessity of cloud functionality on the market makes Windows Server 2019 the best choice for a server environment. It was released for general availability straight away due to the remarkable demand, meaning that the signature “Release To Manufacturing” milestone was skipped entirely. This is unlike any other Windows Server product in the past.

By purchasing our product, you get a Single Device license for Windows Server 2019, which is sold in itself separately. A license enables you to connect one device to your Windows Server. The licensing model of Windows Server 2019 includes both Cores and Client Access Licenses (CALs). Every user or device is required to have either a Windows Server CAL or a Windows Server and RDS CAL in order to be able to access a licensed Windows Server.

What is an Open Academic License?

Microsoft offers an Open License for Academic institutions. This is a smart choice as well as great value for the price. Created with smaller education establishments in mind, this license agreement is as flexible as it is affordable. An Open Academic license allows you to save money over retail Microsoft software, but keep the benefits of a volume-based license agreement.

Make good use of the opportunities offered by Microsoft's Open Academic license. It's easy to understand and administer, while also meeting the needs of your institution. The transparent licensing program allows you to easily view your purchase history, not leaving any room for doubts about what licenses you own.

For education customers who license software in quantity and manage software across multiple devices, Microsoft Volume Licensing programs may provide the most cost-effective way to acquire licenses.
- Microsoft.

You can read more about the Microsoft Open Academic license by downloading this PDF file. Details include an Academic Volume Licensing overview, list of features and benefits as well as a throughout explanation of the license terms.

Why buy Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Single Device Cal - Open Academic?

When you are ready to push your company to new heights, start with the server that can handle everything for you. With Windows Server 2019, your company gets all of the benefits of the newest technology, higher speeds, and larger storage capacity. There’s also built-in data recovery services to keep your company safer, plus more efficiency and better scalability. Windows Server 2019 is the way to go. Windows Server 2019 is a cloud-compatible operating system supporting current workloads while bringing your company the new technologies that make the transition to cloud computing easier and more efficient.

Windows Server 2019 enables businesses to have access to direct business benefits that feature improved data analysis, lower costs, and enhanced security. There’s also the flexibility to migrate data and services to the cloud. Microsoft’s newest suite of cloud products, servers, and services are built from the ground, which lets you better maintain compliance and regulations guidelines, including GDPR and HIPAA. Security also continues to be a top priority for customers. Microsoft aims to help customers elevate their security profile with new security measures designed to keep your company safe on every level.

Windows Server 2019 offers a variety of enhanced features to keep your business secure, including virtual network encryption, offline mode for shielded VMs, and enhanced Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), which provides preventative protection, attack detection, and zero-day exploit capabilities. These are just some of the ways you’ll find Microsoft Windows Server 2019 advances your company’s security.

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Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Single Device Cal - Open Academic Features

Get more flexibility and control over your data center, while also lowering the costs required to run a dedicated, top-quality server. Software-defined computer, storage, and networking all enable you to be cost-efficient without having to sacrifice functionality. You can run your data center with an automated operating system and gain access to many cloud-efficient features also found in Microsoft Azure data centers.

Are you ready to start pushing your company to new heights? Windows Server 2019 is capable of functioning without any hiccups even when under heavy load. Handle large amounts of data, virtual machines, and remote devices without having to worry about overloading your server.

Let’s take a look at the features and capabilities of Windows Server 2019, which you can start to utilize as soon as you purchase a Windows Server 2019 Single Device Cal from our store.

Install With Desktop Experience or Server Core

One of the most talked about features in Windows Server 2019 is the decision from Microsoft to include Desktop Experience with Windows Server 2019. Similarly to the previously released Windows Server 2016, when you start setting up your operating system, you have the option to choose between either having your system with Server Core installations or choose Server with Desktop Experience installations.

Both of these installations offer different capabilities which cater to different customers. Server Core allows you to operate your server with using a very minimal graphical user interface, while Desktop Experience brings the beloved, classic form of a Windows Server GUI. It’s entirely your choice which you decide to install, however, you can no longer convert one to another without entirely reinstalling a server.

Note: Desktop Experience is not included in the following versions of Windows Server: 1709, 1803, 1809. This is because Semi-Annual Channel (SAC) releases do not include the feature by design as they are made to be Server Core and Nano Server container image releases only.

Support for many languages

Windows Server 2019 was designed for physical or minimally virtualized server environments. It allows businesses of all size to take advantage of innovative capabilities. With support for languages such as C#, Java, Python, and Node.js you can work with Windows Server 2019 to create and run applications, even in the cloud. These capabilities are high demand in the industry and allow you to take advantage of the latest technologies.

Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

Your server’s security has been greatly enhanced with improvements to ATP's deep platform sensors. Response actions now expose memory and kernel level attacks and either suppress the malicious files or terminates malicious processes automatically.

Windows Defender ATP Exploit Guard

A new set of host-intrusion prevention tools have been added to Windows Server 2019 to further increase security. The components of this feature have been developed and designed to lock down a device against a wide variety of threats. They’re also able to detect and block behaviors used in common malware attacks and enable you to balance the risk of security and productivity requirements.

Storage Migration Service

Storage Migration Service, also called SMS, is a new role added into Windows Server 2019 Standard. It is a job-based orchestration and proxy, which allows you inventory existing for server data, security and network settings, as well as the migration of that data to a new, modern target by using the SMB protocol.

Storage Replica Extended

Storage Replica has been extended to now include a tool called Test failover which allows the mounting of destination storage and validates replication or backup of data. The Log Performance feature has been improved as well.

System Insights

This new feature is available only in Windows Server 2019. Bring useful local predictive analytics natively to Windows Server using System Insights. The predictive capabilities are using a machine-learning model, letting you locally analyze your Windows Server system data. Analyze important points such as performance counters and events and gain critical insight into the health and functioning of your server. Reduce the cost of reactively managing errors and issues in your deployments by taking advantage of this one feature.

Hybrid Benefits using Azure

Azure Hybrid Use Benefit lets you bring your on-premises Windows Server license to Azure, meaning you don't need to make extra expenses for a new Windows Server virtual machine; you just have to pay for the base to compute rate.

The Windows Admin Center also lets you use a one-click feature to quickly and greatly configure a point-to-site VPN connection between a Windows Server that is on-premises, and an Azure Virtual Network. This makes the configuration for the Azure Virtual Network gateway automatic, as well as the configuration of the on-premises VPN client.

More features to love

There’s a huge list of features and capabilities included within Microsoft’s Windows Server 2019, which we can’t fit into one single page. This includes:

  • Build cloud and hybrid apps
  • Run current applications on a secure, software-defined fabric
  • Improved integrated identity
  • Move existing containers
  • Use the Storage Spaces Direct feature
  • Security with Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • Linux support, Linux containers on Windows
  • Branch office improvements
  • Troubleshoot your shielded virtual machines
  • Offline mode for shielded virtual machines
  • Failover Clustering improved with Cluster sets, Azure-aware clusters, and Cross-domain cluster migration

    … and a lot more.

We recommend that you purchase Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Single Device Cal - Open Academic to truly get the best look at its features and extensive capabilities. There are simply just things that you need to see for yourself.

Once you’ve decided to take your business server to the next level, let SoftwareKeep and Microsoft Server 2019 be your choice. Get Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Single Device Cal - Open Academic and take advantage of better flexibility, better security, and more server power than ever before.

System Requirements

System Requirements

Minimum disk space: 32 GB
Minimum Memory: 512 MB (2 GB for Server with Desktop Experience installation option)
Minimum Processor speed: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
Operating system: Windows Server Standard, Datacenter or Multipoint edition require a Windows Server CAL

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