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NEC Express5800 Server Series
Windows Server® 2016

Support Information

Published: January 26, 2017
Updated: March 13, 2019

What's New

  • January 26, 2017 The first edition.
  • February 20, 2017 Supported Models are renewed. Notes about Blade Servers are added.
  • April 14, 2017 Supported Models are renewed. Notes and Restrictions are updated.
  • June 15, 2017 Supported Models are renewed.
  • July 12, 2017 Supported Models are renewed.
  • July 14, 2017 Supported Models are renewed.
  • August 09, 2017 NIC Teaming (LBFO) Setup Guide Updated.
  • January 24, 2018 Information about OS versions is added to "Supported OS Versions / Editions".
  • January 24, 2018 Cautions when performing a backup are add.
  • February 13, 2018 Added Microsoft Policy Revision on ReFS.
  • July 02, 2018 Added Information on Graphics Accelerator Drivers.
  • March 13, 2019 Added Information on Installation.

Windows Server 2016

Windows Server 2016 is the latest operating system that is more cloud/highbrid ready than Windows Server 2012 R2, with features useful for on-premise such as availability, interoperability and security steadily enhanced.
This website provides technical information about Windows Server 2016.
Please refer to the following website for more information on Windows Server 2016.
The Release Notes include precautions for using containers and adding shortcut items on the Start menu.

Support Kit for Windows Server 2016

"Window Server 2016 Support Kit" (hereinafter called "Support Kit") is the generic name of manuals, drivers and software necessary when using Windows Sever 2016 on Express5800 series servers.
Click here to go to the web site of Support Kit for Windows Server 2016. In the site, you can find the manuals, drivers and software necessary for using Windows Server 2016.

Supported OS Versions / Editions on Express5800 series servers

Supported Editions
  • Windows Server 2016 Standard
  • Windows Server 2016 Datacenter
Supported Versions
  • "Windows Server, version 1709" is a version different from "Windows Server 2016."
  • "Windows Server, version 1709" is not supported on Express5800 series servers.

Supported Models

As of June 2017, Windows Server 2016 is available on the models listed below.

= Rack Servers =
Model name Availability Date
Express5800/R120g-2E January 26, 2017
Express5800/R120g-1E January 26, 2017
Express5800/R120g-2M January 26, 2017
Express5800/R120g-1M January 26, 2017
Express5800/R120f-2E July 12, 2017
Express5800/R120f-1E June 15, 2017
Express5800/R120f-2M June 15, 2017
Express5800/R120f-1M June 15, 2017
Express5800/R110h-1 April 14, 2017
Express5800/R110g-1E July 12, 2017
= Tower Servers =
Model name Availability Date
Express5800/T120g January 26, 2017
Express5800/T120f July 12, 2017
Express5800/T110h April 14, 2017
Express5800/T110h-S April 14, 2017
Express5800/T110g-S July 12, 2017
Express5800/T110g-E July 12, 2017
= Blade Servers =
Model name Availability Date
Express5800/B120f February 20, 2017
Express5800/B120g-h June 15, 2017
Express5800/B120f-h June 15, 2017
= Other Servers =
Model name Availability Date
Express5800/E120g-M January 26, 2017
Express5800/E120f-M June 15, 2017
= Scalable HA Server =
Model name Availability Date
Express5800/A1040d July 14, 2017
Express5800/A2040d July 14, 2017
Express5800/A2020d July 14, 2017
Express5800/A2010d July 14, 2017


Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V®

Support information about Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V is available here.

Technical Information

NIC Teaming (LBFO)

Please refer to the guide below for configurations of NIC teaming, and notes and restrictions.

PDF Windows Server 2016 NIC Teaming (LBFO) Setup Guide

Scalable Networking Pack (SNP)

Please refer to Considerations for Using Scalable Networking Pack (SNP)


For notes specific to each model, refer to the web site of "Support Kit for Windows Server 2016" of each model.


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