Millions of Windows Desktop Operating System Servers exist in the wild today. Since 2001, Windows XP Pro and Embedded provided the impetus for Windows Desktop Operating System Servers development and proliferation.
I know of many Windows XP Pro video, point of sale, manufacturing and medical application servers still functional, long past XP’s announced end of life, proving the importance of Windows Desktop Operating System Servers. Their application support remains important and relevant.
Headless operation means that the CPU (the box containing the motherboard, hard drive and power supply) boots to operational status without the presence of a monitor, keyboard or mouse. Various remote session tools like Remote Desktop Connection, VNC, RMM Desktop Support and many others provide access to the server.
Headless operation places the computer beyond everyday use as someone’s desktop computer, achieving a higher level of stability and dedication to a subset of applications required to complete work. Attach a UPS to it and put it in the data closet, then get to work.
The Windows XP Pro upgrade path, whether to the cloud or Windows 10 Pro provides revenue streams to many technical businesses and a good living to those technical businesses’ employees.