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In this article, you can clearly see all the differences between Windows Server 2019 Standard and Windows Server 2019 Datacenter.

You can download the Windows Server 2019 installer from our catalog!

You can also purchase original product keys for each version in our catalog:

Windows Server 2019 Standard – 12.5 €

Windows Server 2019 Datacenter – 12.5 €

Feature Windows Server 2019 Standard Windows Server 2019 Datacenter
General Features
Compliance Analyzer
Direct Access
Dynamic Memory (in virtualization)
Hot Add and Replace RAM
Microsoft Management Console (MMC)
Minimal Server Interface
Network Load Balancing
Windows PowerShell
Core Server Components Installation
Server Manager
SMB Direct and SMB over RDMA
Software-Defined Network
Storage Migration Service
Storage Replica Yes, (1 partnership and 1 resource group with one volume up to 2 TB) Yes, without limitations
Disk Spaces
Local Disk Spaces
Volume Licensing Services
VSS Integration (Volume Shadow Copy Service)
Windows Server Update Services
Server License Logging
Legacy Activation As a guest hosted in the data center Node or guest
Work Folders
Locks and Limitations
Maximum Number of Users Based on client licenses Based on client licenses
Maximum SMB Connections 16,777,216 16,777,216
Maximum RRAS Connections Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum IAS Connections 2,147,483,647 2,147,483,647
Maximum RDS Connections 65,535 65,535
Maximum 64-bit Sockets 64 64
Maximum Number of Cores Unlimited Unlimited
Maximum RAM Volume 24 TB 24 TB
Can Be Used as a Virtualization Guest Yes; 2 virtual machines and 1 Hyper-V host per license Yes; unlimited virtual machines and 1 Hyper-V host per license
Server Can Join a Domain
Border Network Protection and Firewall
DirectAccess
DLNA Codecs and Web Media Streaming Yes, if server with desktop experience is installed Yes, if server with desktop experience is installed
Server Roles
Active Directory Certificate Services
Active Directory Domain Services
Active Directory Federation Services
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Active Directory Rights Management Services
Device Health Attestation
DHCP Server
DNS Server
Fax Server
File Server
BranchCache for Network Files
Data Deduplication
DFS Namespaces
DFS Replication
File Server Resource Manager
File Server VSS Agent Service
iSCSI Target Server
iSCSI Target Storage Provider
NFS Server
Work Folders
Storage Services
Host Guardian Service
Hyper-V Yes; including shielded virtual machines
Network Controller
Network Policy and Access Services Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
Print and Document Services
Remote Access
Remote Desktop Services
Volume Licensing Services
Web Services (IIS)
Windows Deployment Services
Windows Server Update Services
Features
.NET Framework 3.5
.NET Framework 4.7
Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
BitLocker Disk Encryption
BitLocker Network Unlock Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
BranchCache
Client for NFS
Containers Yes (Windows containers - no limitations; Hyper-V containers - up to 2) Yes (Windows and Hyper-V containers - no limitations)
Data Center Bridging
DirectPlay Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
Enhanced Storage
Failover Clustering
Group Policy Management
Host Guardian Hyper-V Support
Quality of Service
IIS Hostable Web Core
Internet Printing Client Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
IP Address Management (IPAM)
iSNS Server Service
LPR Port Monitor Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
OData IIS Management Extension
Media Foundation
Message Queuing
Multipath I/O
MultiPoint Connector
Network Load Balancing
PNRP Protocol
qWave
RAS Connection Manager Administration Kit (CMAK) Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
Remote Assistance Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
Remote Differential Compression
Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)
RPC over HTTP Proxy
Setup and Boot Event Collection
Simple TCP/IP Services Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support
SMB Bandwidth Limit
SMTP Server
SNMP Service
Software Load Balancer
Storage Migration Service
Storage Migration Service Proxy
Storage Replica
System Insights
System Data Archiver
System Event Collector
Telnet Client
TFTP Client Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
Shielded VM Management Tools
WebDAV Redirector
Windows Biometric Framework Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
Windows Defender Antivirus
Windows Identity Foundation 3.5 Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
Windows Internal Database
Windows PowerShell
Windows Activation Service
Windows Search Service Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
Windows Server Backup
Windows Server Migration Tools
Windows Storage Management
Windows Subsystem for Linux
Windows TIFF IFilter Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
WinRM IIS Extension
WINS Server
Wireless LAN Service
WoW64 Support
XPS Viewer Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience Yes, if installed as a server with desktop experience
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