troubleshooting Question

Windows Server 2016 Essentials in Workgroup

Avatar of wayneinuk
wayneinukFlag for United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland asked on
Windows OSWindows 10AzureWindows Server 2016
24 Comments4 Solutions7397 ViewsLast Modified:

Can anyone please advise if I can install and use Windows Server 2016 Essentials in a Workgroup basically as a workstation rather than as a DC & without FSMO roles?  

I simply want to use a Dell T30 server running RAID-1 to run a Progress Database and the system "might" be isolated on a separate network but also could be introduced to a corporate LAN later where they have a DC already at a later stage.

I just want to keep things simple and keep the system in a workgroup.


Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 4 Answers and 24 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 4 Answers and 24 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros