Dell Storage Server

Is there any difference between a Window Storage server (eg. Dell NX3230) and a normal server ? For former, I don't need to buy a Window server license and save some budget.

Can I install any application on a Window Storage server ?

Thx.
AXISHKAsked:
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
should be fine; it's just a version of windows with less features and roles
unless an application needs any of those, don't see an issue
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Seth SimmonsSr. Systems AdministratorCommented:
it is a version of windows designed for file servers
it doesn't have many of the roles and features that the standard or enterprise version has
and is also purchased with OEM hardware; unless something has changed since previous versions, it is not sold separately

Announcing Windows Storage Server 2016
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/storageserver/2016/10/14/announcing-windows-storage-server-2016/
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Can I install additional application on the server ? As the server is bundle with WIndow OS, I don't need to buy the additional WIndow license, which can save the cost.

Thx
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Aaron TomoskySD-WAN SimplifiedCommented:
You can install any applications on it, it just can't be a domain controller or a bunch of other windows server roles
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andyalderCommented:
You are only legally entitled to install storage related software such as backup software on it.
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