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Free Windows Server Essentials Alternatives

The best free alternative to Windows Server Essentials is ClearOS, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Windows Server Essentials and six of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Windows Server Essentials are Univention Corporate Server, Amahi Home Server, SME Server and Artica.

Windows Server Essentials alternatives are mainly Operating Systems but may also be Mail Servers or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Windows Server Essentials.
This page was last updated Jun 19, 2018
  • Windows

Windows Server Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server...

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  1. ClearOS

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    ClearOS is a family of operating systems for the enterprise, small business, and home. There are three editions to choose from depending on your needs and suitable to your abilities. They are: ClearOS Enterprise, ClearOS Home, and ClearOS Core.

  2. Univention Corporate Server is a pre-configured platform to operate and manage server applications and complete IT infrastructures free of charge.



  3. The Amahi Home Server is designed for home and small office environments where the technical support staff do not want the job!

  4. SME Server is a leading distribution for small and medium enterprises. It stands apart from the competition by shipping with most common functionality preconfigured and features a number of popular additional enhancements in the form of downloadable contributions.

  5. Artica

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    Get a web based email/messaging, HTTP proxy, files server, VPN administration interface Using Postfix, Squid, Samba And extend them with Security quickly and easily How to create a Mail/Proxy/File



  6. Linux Schools consists of Karoshi Server and Karoshi client. It is an Ubuntu LTS Server based solution especially designed for educational environments. It is a fully modular and scalable distribuition, mainly written in Bash.

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