What are some advantages of a server in a computing environment ? – TechnologyReport
Some advantages or running a server are
- Centralised Print Management
- Username and Password control
- Centralised Backup
- Control of workstations, for example with Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy
- Servers usually have better redundancy, for example hot swap hard drives and fail over network cards
- Server software, for example Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server can only be run on servers.
Not all server services need a server, for example MySQL can be run on a WindowsXP computer without restriction, whereas Microsft Exchange will only run on a server.