By default if you try to install Microsoft Security Essentials in Windows Server you will receive various errors which we will cover how to fix here.While it is not possible to directly download Windows Defender to install, we can instead make use of Microsoft Security Essentials which is available as a slightly cut down version for older versions of Windows, such as Windows 7, in order to help protect against viruses, spyware and other malicious software.Often a smart decision for a small business is to move their formerly on-premise email server solution to a public cloud offering.Many issues like higher email services availability, lower administration costs, and shifting disaster tolerance responsibility to the cloud provider drive the economics and business sense in this mega-trend.Like its predecessor Windows 8, Windows 10 also ships with Windows Defender.For users coming from Windows 7, the Windows Defender in Windows 10 is not just the Defender of Windows 7.Windows Defender has been built into Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 by default to provide protection against malware, however there is no such default program installed in the Windows server operating system.To provide a basic level of security in a small server environment, we can install Microsoft Security Essentials with some simple modifications which contains most of the functionality of Windows Defender for free.
Microsoft Security Essentials program doesn’t support Windows 10, meaning that you can’t install Security Essentials in Windows 10.
Consider that with Windows Server 2012 Essentials, users get a slick web-based, touch-friendly login to their on-premise desktop computers not available with any other Microsoft product.
Figures A and B show the login and landing page experience for small business employees.
Microsoft announced a new product last year, Windows Server 2012 Essentials, a packaged solution for small and mid-size companies with less than 25 users.
Windows Server 2012 Essentials provides easier setup, installation, and migration experiences—and a simplified management experience—compared to "out of the box" Windows Server 2012 Standard or Datacenter editions.