125 votesCorpCaleCeo commented
what's wrong with 2016? if you a SMB like me then i only intend to use hyper-v server 2019 and keep windows server 2016. However, if there a benefits of 2019 for SMB over 2016 then list them so MS can take a look and eveluate and change them or add them as features rather than a full blow role.
You maybe able to add the features you need to get the same results, as you would with the role. This keeps with the new MS streamline metrics as you install a role and only use 40% of its features and this way you add what you need and use the 40% you need without wasting the 60% you don't use of that role.
Poential SMB setup:
1 x Server running Hyper-V server 2016 (free hypervisor OS will and upgrade to hyper-v server 2019)
1 x Windows Server 2016 standard with essentials role as a Virtual Machine
This leave one addtional VM install as on server standard your allowed only 2 virtual machines (if you have the money then use datacentre but at £4000 might be a bit steep for some SMB's) which you will use for windows server 2019 as a VM.
Configure it as you see fit e,g, addtional AD or just an addtioanl server running specific roles e.g. dhcp, dns, file server, etc.
This way you keep server essentials on 2016 and have access to server 2019 with all it's goodies without compromising your setup.
21 votesCorpCaleCeo commented
You can in windows server 2019 as it now has Windows Subsystem for Linux however you dont have access to windows store so you cannot download the ubuntu (and other support linux distro) onto the server so its poinless currently.
I have written a new post for this very reason to added Windows Store or create a new Windows Server Store for this very reason
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