Questions on Windows Server Essentials

Hey Guys,

I am new to Windows Server 2016 Essentials.  I am familiar and regularly deploy Server 2016 Standard.  Can I still join the PC's to Server 2016 Essentials domain through System Properties?  Would I be able to make changes to client PC's using GPO?  Would I be able to add second server or second domain controller to Server 2016 Essentials?  Thanks.
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Here is a comparison of Windows Server 2016 Essentials:

This should answer the question regarding joining to the Domain:

As far as I am aware GPO's should also function.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
You can join PCs using standard methods. But you won't get essentials features. No client backup and won't be listed on the dashboard or the remote access web page.

GPOs work the same.

Yes you can add additional servers and domain controllers. Essentials must keep all FSMO roles and cant do trusts  so no multi-domain forests though. Additional servers require CALs. The 25 users in essentials DOES NOT cover additional servers.

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Infotech2008Author Commented:
I really appreciate your help.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2016

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.