2016 Standard or Data Center License for Domain Controller

Hello,
I am preparing to upgrade AD from 2008 R2 to 2016 and will be deploying dedicated physical Domain Controllers with no need for Hyper-v or other virtualization.  Can I use 2016 Server Standard licensing or is there any advantage to using Data Center licensing?
Thanks,
Jose
Jose ThorneAsked:
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Scott CConnect With a Mentor Senior Systems EnginerCommented:
For a system just being a Domain Controller, no, there wouldn't be any advantage to using Data Center in this case for this server.  You would just be spending money you don't need to.

Here is a chart of the comparisons.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/ausoemteam/2017/03/03/comparison-of-standard-and-datacenter-editions-of-windows-server-2016/

The main differences are with Hyper-V which your DC would not have that role installed.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
Agreed.
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Jose ThorneAuthor Commented:
Thanks Scott and Cliff.  That was the answer I was hoping for.

Thanks again,
Jose
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