Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
At the heart of the Microsoft Cloud OS vision, Windows Server 2012 R2 brings Microsoft's experience delivering global-scale cloud services into your infrastructure. Windows Server 2012 R2 offers exciting features and enhancements across virtualization, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and more.
As an ideal first server for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices, Windows® Server 2012 R2 Essentials provides an affordable and easy-to-use solution to protect critical business data with advanced, automated backup features for clients and the server.
Powerful tools to save time and reduce costs
Server Management and Automation
Web and Application Platform
Access and Information Protection
Virtual desktop Infrastructure
Compare Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions
|Core functionality of Windows Server|
|OSEs / Windows Server containers with Hyper-V isolation||2||Unlimited|
|Windows Server containers without Hyper-V isolation|
|Host Guardian Service|
|Storage features including Storage Spaces Direct and Storage Replica|
|Shielded Virtual Machines|
|Licensing Model||Specialty servers||Core-based||Core-based|
|CAL Requirements||No CAL required||Windows Server CAL||Windows Server CAL|
Windows Server 2012 R2 offers exciting features and enhancements across virtualization, storage, networking, virtual desktop infrastructure, access and information protection, and more.
|Delivery||Digital Delivery (Email)|
|Delivery Time||5 Minutes|
|Licence Use||Home and Commercial|
|Core Licensing||Not Applicable|
|Users||1 Admin User|
|Copyright||All trademarks and trade names are the properties of Microsoft.|