New Features in Windows Server 2019

1. System Insights

System Insights is a new feature available in Windows Server 2019 that brings local predictive analytics capabilities natively to Windows Server. These predictive capabilities, each backed by a machine-learning model, locally analyze Windows Server system data, such as performance counters and events, providing insight into the functioning of your servers and helping you reduce the operational expenses associated with reactively managing issues in your Windows Server deployments.

2. Hybrid Cloud

Server Core app compatibility feature on demand: The Server Core App Compatibility Feature on Demand is an optional feature package that can be added to Windows Server 2019 Server Core installations.

3. Improvements in the area of Security

a. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
b. Security with Software Defined Networking (SDN)

  • firewall auditing
  • virtualnetwork peering
  • Egress metering

c. Shielded Virtual Machines improvements (Linux support)
d. HTTP/2 for a faster and safer Web

4. Storage

a. Manage storage with Windows Admin Center
b. Storage Migration Service
c. Storage Spaces Direct (Windows Server 2019 only)

  • Deduplication and compression for ReFS volumes
  • Native support for persistent memory
  • Nested resiliency for two-node hyper-converged infrastructure at the edge
  •  Two-server clusters using a USB flash drive as a witness
  •  Windows Admin Center
  •  Performance history
  •  Scale up to 4 PB per cluster
  •  Mirror-accelerated parity is 2X faster
  •  Drive latency outlier detection
  •  Manually delimit the allocation of volumes to increase fault tolerance

d. Storage Replica
e. File Server Resource Manager
f.  SMB
g. Data Deduplication

  • Data Deduplication now supports ReFS
  • DataPort API for optimized ingress/egress to deduplicated volumes

5. Application Platform

a. Linux containers on Windows
b. Building Support for Kubernetes
c. Container improvements

  •  Improved integrated identity
  •  Better application compatibility
  •  Reduced size and higher performance
  •  Management experience using Windows Admin Center (preview)

d. Low Extra Delay Background Transport
e. High performance SDN gateways
f. Persistent Memory support for Hyper-V VMs
g. Windows Time Service
h. Network performance improvements for virtual workloads

  •  Receive Segment Coalescing in the vSwitch
  •  Dynamic Virtual Machine Multi-Queue (d.VMMQ)

Removed Features in Windows Server 2019

  • Business Scanning, also called Distributed Scan Management(DSM)
  • Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS)
  • Print components – now optional component for Server Core installations
  • Remote Desktop Connection Broker and Remote Desktop Virtualization Host in a Server Core installation
  • These RDS roles are no longer available for use in a Server Core installation. If you need to deploy these roles as part of your Remote Desktop infrastructure, you can install them on Windows Server with Desktop Experience.

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