Last week I bought a license for Windows Server 2016 Essentials
(WSE2016) & built a new server machine for it this week.
Motherboard: ASUS Prime Z390-P LGA
Processer: Intel Core i7-8700 Coffee Lake 3.2 GHz LGA 1151 Boxed CPU
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaw V 16GB 2 x 8GB DDR4-3600 Memory kit
Case: Thermaltake Versa J24 w/o any external drive bays
Power supply: 650 watt Antec, recycled from older PC case
Since my only experience w/ a Server OS was WHS2011 this is a new experience for me.
After 3 installs & 2 FAILS I think I figured out that this server OS does not like any tweaking including a measly Windows Photo Viewer registry mod. Re: that I suppose I'm stuck w/ MS Paint for viewing .jpg images.
My main reason for stepping up to this version of server was that WHS2011 is past expiry & I need a backup machine for the 3 desktops here, maybe backup a few laptops too, haven't decided yet.
I use a KVM switch to utilize the same monitor, mouse & keyboard on all desktops.
This is a bit of a PITA too, getting them to all work together, especially since the 3 desktops have a VGA port for connecting & the new server has HDMI & Display ports only.
Just thought I'd share what I have been doing here in HB these past few weeks.