Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials, can I run this with my main Firewall (software)? I know there is a limit of 25 users there would only be 2 logins on server the rest past through.

Question: Is about Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Essentials, to save money can I run this with my main Firewall (software)?  I know there is a limit of 25 users and 50 devices, but I would only have 2 actual logins to maintain the box, the rest of the users would just be passing through the firewall.  Would this work? Is it licence complaint?
James LipkoAsked:
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Joseph HornseyPresident and JanitorCommented:
A couple of questions:

1. How many users?
2. How many devices?
3. How would the users interact with the server (in addition to the 2 'actual' logins)?

Can you elaborate a bit on what the server is doing?

Thanks!
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
It sounds like you want to run Essentials *as* a UTM/firewall. If I understand this then the answer is no. Essentials needs to be a domain controller and only supports one NIC, which among many other reasons makes it particularly I'll suited for that purpose.
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James LipkoAuthor Commented:
Thanks, that takes that off the table.  Thanks for your answer!
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James LipkoAuthor Commented:
Thanks again!
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