Introduced in 2003, Windows Server goes beyond a personal computer’s operating system (OS). Upper-level administration and authentication provide verifiable user or Application Programming Interface (API) access to the environment. Windows Server utilizes an Active Directory (AD) manager for access approval. A Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server assigns an IP address to a user or app. The Group Policy examines working environments to authorize users and applications. Windows Server incorporates Microsoft’s Azure platform to verify access to the Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and mobile devices. Windows Server’s graphical user interface (GUI) permits IT administrators to configure and troubleshoot server and user access from a workstation or web browser. Overall, it is a high-powered administration tool wrapped in a Windows OS. It is the primary way to resolve issues that are beyond the workstation or laptop level.