Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
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- Item number: 96964611
- Manufacturer No: P73-06167
- Runtime: Lifetime
- Laguage(s): All languages
- Countryzone(s): Worldwide
With Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft brings global cloud services to your infrastructure. With amazing new features and upgrades, the standard version of Windows Server 2012 R2 offers enhanced experiences for storage, networking, access, information protection, and more.
With Windows Server 2012 R2, you can add as many users as you want. Make your services continuous by building high-performance, high-availability storage solutions and providing secure remote access to your mobile workers and automated VPN connections.
This is a dynamic, cost-effective solution as a server platform for your data center and a personal cloud solution for your business. The new features that help strengthen storage, software-defined networking, server management and automation enable your IT team to respond to all your business needs faster, more efficiently and at any time than ever before. The core idea of Windows Server 2012 R2 is to transform your enterprise data center to take advantage of the latest technological advances and hybrid cloud capabilities to simplify the management of your business, the speed of operations, and the costs.
The only difference between the standard and datacenter versions is the number of virtual machines you can run. With the Standard Edition, you can run up to two VMs on two processors.
Features of Windows Server 2012 R2 are standard version:
Improved remote desktop services
Although RDS features were also delivered with the 2008 version, they are much better and easier to implement with the new Windows Server 2012 R2 version. Basically, what used to be a very complex process can be done in just a few clicks.
New Server Manager
The new Server Manager interface allows you to create and manage a collection of servers (server groups) that already exist on the network. With the new Server Manager you can now manage all tasks under each server with common attributes.
This is probably the one feature that makes Windows Server 2012 R2 a great product. SMB 3.0 is an amazing upgrade from its predecessor, CIFS. SMB 3.0 supports multiple simultaneous network interfaces and MPIO, thin provisioning of volume and deduplication. It also supports SMB Direct and Remote Direct Memory Access, and for appropriately deployed systems, to move SMB data directly from one system's memory to another while bypassing the SMB stack.
What finally became an optional download for Server 2008 R2 is now fully integrated into the new Windows Server 2012 R2 version as one of the key core components.
NFS 4.1 is a fast, stable and reliable server. It is a great storage system and an amazing network storage for VMware Server.
This free add-in connects cloud-like constructs. Joining Azure Clouds with the new Windows Server 2012 R2 version is easy and straightforward.
Fresh and new way of IP address management
Windows Server 2012 comes with a complete IPAM suite. Medium-sized companies will benefit most from this. The IPAM suite allows users to renew, group, allocate and publish IP addresses in a clean and organized way. It also allows you to manage and discover devices on your network, with the ability to integrate with the In-Box DHCP and DNS servers.
Hyper-V 3.0 is something Microsoft has worked hard on and tried to build a VM hosting platform that delivers a higher degree of para-virtualization and cuts off a lot of hardware layer-specific driver emulation.
More reliable replacement for VPNs with DirectAccess
It's nothing new since DirectAccess was implemented in older versions, but it has never worked as well as it does now. It is easy to use and it is worth mentioning that its dependency on IPv6 is now removed. It comes with SSL as standard configuration and IPSec as optional option. DirectAccess is now a user-friendly, reliable replacement for virtual private networks.
The PowerShell version developed is undoubtedly one of the strongest features of Windows Server 2012 R2. Now you can fully manage your operating system and any other Companion server from PowerShell 3.0.
Overall improved usabilityScope of delivery
- Original license key for the telephone/online activation of Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Standard
- Verified high-speed download link to obtain the software quickly & securely, alternatively it can be downloaded directly from Microsoft.
- Invoice with declared VAT
- Instructions for easy installation.
Note: This offer does not include a product key sticker (COA label). This offer is aimed at private individuals as well as companies, business customers, public authorities, organisations, schools, communities and churches.
- Computer and processor: x64 processor with at least 1.4 GHz and SSE2 instruction set
- Memory: 4 GB RAM for 64-bit versions
- Hard disk: 40.0 GB available hard disk space