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With Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Microsoft contributes years of experience in Cloud services provision to its server management. The new MS Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 server operating system offers you numerous improvements and features for management, networking, storage, visualisation, web and application platforms, access and data protection, and the virtual desktop infrastructure. Benefit from these many functions and establish your server operation with the reliable Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard.
Windows Server R2 2012 Standard for a stable server environment
Besides numerous new features, Win Server 2012 R2 Standard also offers the new modern interface from Windows 8, which is optimised for touch screen operation. Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard is aimed at both small businesses and larger enterprises, and offers you the opportunity to improve scalability and performance in order to handle business-critical workloads. Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard also provides you with robust restore options to protect you from failures. In addition, because Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard is configured with extended support for open frameworks, it allows you to develop websites and applications. Thanks to the application portability offered by the service providers, applications can be seamlessly expanded and made available in an extremely flexible manner in the public Cloud as well as in the local data centre. You save storage costs with Win Server 2012 R2 Standard with the aid of VHD de-duplication and numerous storage options.
Virtualisation for businesses
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard additionally enables you to set up a virtual desktop infrastructure. The system requirements for all these new features and optimisations are the same as for the predecessor version, Windows Server 2012 Standard. At the same time, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard supports two physical processors as well as two virtual machines, which is a particular benefit with virtualisation. Win Server 2012 R2 Standard offers you an ideal virtualisation platform which enables you to make considerable cost savings.
New developments in Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard not only offers you a reliable server system, but also provides performance enhancements which are as impressive as the many new features and programs:
- Modern user interface: new user interface, optimised for touch screens
- Microsoft Windows Azure: serve security on the Azure Cloud
- PowerShell 3.0: improved system configuration management
- Reworked Task Manager: improved performance with optimised processing
- Internet Information Service 8.0: extended certificate validation management
- New SMB 3.0 protocol version: faster and more stable access to file sharing
Features and programs such as Hyper-V and DirectAccess have also been improved. Thus the performance of the Hyper-V virtualisation platform has been increased in MS Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard by various optimisations, while DirectAccess now also provides IPv6 bridging technology on your server. Compared to the predecessor version, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard additionally offers new storage functions such as for example a shared VHDX, storage QoS and storage space with tiering.
Data management and access control
The new ReFS file system, developed especially for data storage on file servers, extends the existing NTFS in MS Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. Dynamic Access Control, which regulates file access with meta data, has also been introduced in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard. This also works on Active Directory security policies and prevents, for instance, unauthorised access during data transfer.
Ms Windows Server 2012 Standard R2 - System requirements
|Required operating system|
Windows Server 2012 Standard
|Processor||Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor|
|Memory||Minimum: 512 MB|
|Hard disk||Minimum: 32 GB|