- Windows Server 2019 needs no further introduction since it's a part of a numerous family of operating systems.
- As we've said it before, operating systems usually are half of the entire system, so it's justified that they need a solid backbone to deploy their structure upon.
Windows Server 2019 needs no further introduction since it’s a part of a numerous family of operating systems. Although many users resort to more popular operating systems such as Windows 10, or Windows 7, it’s no doubt that even they have heard about the existence of a Windows OS for servers.
As you could imagine, Windows Server 2019 is one of those OSs that can help you maintain your server effectively. You can even download various editions if you have different needs than the standard regular users. However, if you want more details, join us in the following sections.
Windows Server 2019’s system requirements
It’s a well-known fact that every software solution available on the market has a bunch of prerequisites. Most of them are hardware-oriented. Long story short, if your PC doesn’t meet these requirements, it won’t be able to run whichever software has those prerequisites.
It’s not a shocker that operating systems are also software solutions at their core. Thus, they also come with a set of system requirements, although they’re basically half the system. Therefore, let’s see Windows Server 2019’s minimum system requirements before we go any further:
- 1.4 GHz processor with 64-bit capabilities
- must be compatible with x64 instruction set
- NX and DEP support
- LAHF/SAHF, CMPXCHG16b, and PrefetchW support
- Second Level Address Translation support (NPT or EPT)
- 512 MB (2 GB needed if you want to deploy the Server with Desktop Experience installation mode)
- Error Correcting Code (ECC) or similar technology supported for physical host deployments
- Storage controller and space requirements:
- An absolute minimum of 32 GB
- Network adapter:
- Ethernet adapter with at least gigabit capabilities
- The adapter should be compatible with the PCI Express architecture specs
- Other requirements:
- DVD drive if you want to perform the installation from a DVD
- Trusted Platform Module
- UEFI 2.3.1c-based system and firmware that supports the secure boot mode
- Keyboard and mouse or other compatible pointing devices
- Graphics card and a display device that supports SVGA 1024×768 or a higher resolution
- Internet access
As you can see, the list is pretty extensive, but it all makes sense. Being an operating system is a huge “responsibility,” if you can call it that. As we’ve said it before, operating systems usually are half of the entire system, so it’s justified that they need a solid backbone to deploy their structure upon.