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At a glance
Publisher
Microsoft
Web
Status
Beta
Introduced
9-Oct-2012
Latest
2012 R2
Design
GUI, Multi-threaded
Type
Server
 
Summary News Requirements Compatibility Interface Installation Variants
Versions Downloads Links Publisher Support Alternatives Secrets Pricing
 
Details
Summary Windows Server 2012 is Microsoft's replacement for Windows Server 2008 using the Windows 8 code base. Its main technology. Changes include improved security and new management features.

Essential Edition is intended for small business environments with servers that have up to two processors. It is limited to 25 users and offers one virtual instance of Essentials.
News 18-Oct-2013 R2 Released
9-Oct-2012 Released to Manufacturing
Requirements
Product Windows Server 2012 R2
Processor 1.4 GHz x86 Processor (64-bit) or better for single core
RAM 2 GB minimum, 8 GB or more recommended, 2 GB
Drive space 160 GB with a 60 GB system partition
Drives DVD-ROM drive
Video SVGA (800x600) or better
File systems NTFS, FAT32
Compatibility Support for legacy WIn32 applications, but existing Windows (pre-Vista) applications and drivers may need to be modified to work under Server 2012.
Interface GUI
Installation Installs from network or DVD, requires activation within 60 days of installation.
Variants Essentials
Standard
Datacenter
Versions

Windows release timeline
18-Oct-2013 R2 RTM
9-Oct-2012 RTM

Downloads
Links Microsoft
Microsoft Servers Pressroom
Books
Top titles
Publisher

Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052 USA

Phone 1-206-635-7000 (support)
Web: www.microsoft.com

Support Yes
Alternatives Windows Server 2008, Linux, Solaris
Secrets Click here for Microsoft codename's.
Pricing Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials $501 (25 user limit)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard $882 (per processor + CALs)
Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter $6,155 (per processor + CALs)
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