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Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Core

Amazon Web Services | 2022.08.10

Windows, Windows Server 2016 Base 10 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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4 AWS reviews

External reviews

2 reviews
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    Hospital & Health Care

As Windows admin and user in Production environment, I can share my feedback

  • November 17, 2021
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
It's has updated powershell versions and also in Hyper v Microsoft included the Hot add options. And also in Pam facilities and also Refs file system
What do you dislike?
Nothing much in windows server 2016, after 2008 server all server operating system are good but version wise it has different futures
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Core usage is less in organization but still we faced basic issues like ii's prerequisites and dot net issues but those are not manjor issues we noticed for our production

    Program Development

nice service for big companies

  • October 14, 2021
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
i love Active directory because that is a very big tool that allows the use a lot of applications with it and login to the app via AD credentials. not only that it is helping when you have a print server and can manage all users via AD and give accordingly permission to use their instance
What do you dislike?
we need patch it very often that is not good buy we must for security reasson
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
many problems with SSO and other applications and regarding users as well
Recommendations to others considering the product:
sure that is must OS if you have a normal company and need administer all users

    Tyler P

Many odd issues something is amiss

  • August 02, 2018
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Wanted to use as a platform for ArcGIS Server. Lots of issues during setup that were not present on other 2016 images.


Unstable image

  • May 09, 2018
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

A Core with a 30GB size isn't a Core.

There are problems for install some applications. For example, a message of "Couldn't load XPCOM" appears when try to execute Firefox.

Sensation of not reliability for productions environments.


Great work

  • November 21, 2017
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

Only really see negative reviews on these images but if (like us) you're configuring via Chef then there really wasn't much we needed to change. It feels more lightweight with regards to CPU, saves us money in EBS costs and works perfectly in our production environment!

Keep up the good work guys!


sick image

  • August 19, 2017
  • Review verified by AWS Marketplace

-sconfig (the server core console menu) doesn't run automatically as it normally do on core.
-Connecting with RDP is rather unstable...the console on host behave strange(?)
-Regional keyb config doesn't work, I had to hack the registry to get my danish keyb. to work.
-Cannot install the the "Active Directory Domain Services", error "Cannot Connect to CIM server" (I need this to have full remote administration capabilities)
-Was hoping the Core version required a smaller disk image. 30GB is minimum :-(

In general it behave very strange I don't trust it for production. I'll try out the Core VM on Google cloud (would never touch Azure).

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