Windows Server 2012 R2 - Retail version | Software & License
Windows Server 2012 R2 - is a powerful and reliable server operating system that offers a wide range of features and capabilities to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes. Released in October 2013, it builds on the foundation of its predecessor, Windows Server 2012, and introduces several new enhancements. One of the key features of Windows Server 2012 R2 is its enhanced virtualization capabilities, which allow businesses to create and manage virtual machines with ease. This can help reduce hardware costs and simplify IT management, while also improving flexibility and scalability. In addition to virtualization, Windows Server 2012 R2 also includes a range of other features to help businesses improve their IT infrastructure and operations. These include improved storage capabilities, enhanced networking features, and support for cloud computing. Another important feature of Windows Server 2012 R2 is its enhanced security capabilities. It includes built-in security features such as Network Access Protection (NAP), which helps ensure that only trusted devices can access the network. It also includes features like IPsec and Windows Firewall with Advanced Security to help protect against external threats. Windows Server 2012 R2 also includes powerful tools to help businesses manage their IT infrastructure. These include the Server Manager, which provides a unified console for managing servers and roles, and PowerShell, a command-line shell and scripting language for automating administrative tasks.
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Licensing
To run an instance of Windows Server 2012 software on your server, you must license every processor on the server. Each Windows Server license covers up to two physical processors on a single server. The number of instances you may run depends on the Windows Server edition license that is assigned.
The only difference between these two editions are the virtualization rights. Standard edition entitles you to run one instance in the physical Operating System Environment (OSE) and two instances in the virtual OSE. (For explanation of OSE see this link) You get entitled to unlimited number of VMs on up to two physical processors per server when using the Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter edition.
At the heart of Microsoft’s Cloud OS, Windows Server helps customers transform the datacenter, taking advantage of technical advances and new hybrid cloud capabilities to increase resilience, simplify management, reduce cost, and speed delivery of services to the business.
Windows Server 2012 R2 product is streamlined and simple, making it easy for customers to choose the edition that is right for their needs.
Datacenter edition for highly-virtualized private loud environments.
Standard edition for non-virtualized or lightly virtualized environments.
Essentials edition for small businesses with up to 25 users running on servers with up to two processors.
Foundation edition for small businesses with up to 15 users running on single processor servers.
At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud Platform vision, Windows Server 2012 R2 brings Microsoft’s experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure with new features and enhancements in virtualization, management, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, the web and application platform, and more.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter is perfect for: Larger companies that have invested in heavy virtualization and want to maximize their operational scale and performance.
With Windows Server 2012 R2 you can scale to run your most important workloads with robust recovery options. You’ll achieve value quickly with a wide range of cost-effective, high-performance storage options and simplified delivery of multi-tenant IT services. You can build, deploy, operate, and monitor applications on premises and in the cloud. Empower users with secure access to corporate resources on the devices they choose.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard is perfect for: Any business with 25 or more users that wants to leverage the performance and scalability of Windows Server.
Add as many users as you’d like by purchasing a Windows Server CAL for each user.
Provide secure remote access to your mobile workers and automatic VPN connections to enable your users to sync their work files from a corporate server to their devices.
Build scalable, high-performance, highly available storage solutions using industry-standard hardware so your services can be continuously available too.
Take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization and maximize server hardware investments by consolidating your servers as virtual machines on a single physical host.
Use a single dashboard to view take action across multiple servers through a single relevant dashboard in Server Manager.
Group two or more physical servers and use automatic failover to increase availability during planned or unplanned downtime.
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Numbers of Users Supported
Essentials Experience Dashboard
Managed Data Backup
Remote Web Access
Full Remote Desktop Services
Windows Failover Clustering
Multiple Server Management
Unlimited Windows Server Virtual Machines