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Windows Server DataCenter 2012 is the extended version of Windows Server 2012 Standard. It is ideal for organizations of all sizes that value virtualization and a hybrid cloud environment. Windows 2012 DataCenter offers you the perfect support for your server operation with its diverse programs and functions, a new user interface and many other optimizations for increased performance.
Virtualization and optimized data management with Windows Server 2012 DataCenter
Windows Server DataCenter 2012 is a stable operating system for server operation that specializes primarily in virtualization. Accordingly, Windows 2012 DataCenter includes the complete, updated Hyper-V virtualization platform. In addition, the Active Directory Domain Services installation wizard has been replaced by the Active Directory Administrative Center. Microsoft is also simplifying Active Directory password policies with Windows Server DataCenter 2012, while the NTFS file system has been enhanced with the new ReFS. The new file system was developed specifically for data storage on servers, which is why Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter is primarily suitable for enterprises.
Simple operation and increased performance
The modern user interface from Windows 8 was also used for Windows 2012 DataCenter in order to make the system optimally operable, especially by means of a touch screen. However, with Core installation, you can also do without the modern interface and configure Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter using Windows Command Prompt and PowerShell. New features such as Microsoft Windows Azure or the revised Task Manager offer you additional performance improvements in addition to the optical optimizations. For example, the user interface of the new task manager in Windows 2012 DataCenter has been improved to simplify the search for applications. Inactive processes can also be stopped to release more power, active applications are compressed into categories.
New in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter
Windows 2012 DataCenter offers you as well as the standard version not only a reliable operating system for your servers, but also many new features and programs, which support you and your server operation actively:
- Performance-optimized task manager
- Private Cloud and Public Cloud: Flexible and location-independent access to data
- New PowerShell: PowerShell 3.0 for System Settings Management
- Modern user interface: New touchscreen-optimized user interface
- Microsoft Windows Azure: Server Backup to Azure Cloud
- New SMB 3.0: support of the current protocol version for better access to file shares
- IIS 8.0: New version for managing extended validation certificates
- Automation processes for more efficient work
In addition, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter programs and functions such as DirectAccess and Hyper-V have been updated. Thus, the Hyper-V virtualization platform offers you higher performance, while the improved DirectAccess version now also provides IPv6 bridging technologies for your server.
Improved file sharing and access control
Since security is a high priority in every Windows operating system, Windows Server DataCenter 2012 also has various security features, which are primarily aimed at the area of data management and data access. One such feature is Dynamic Access Control. This function controls data access via metadata, while it works in addition to the Active Directory security lines. This feature is thus able to prevent unauthorized access during a data transfer between two directories.
Windows Server DataCenter 2012 includes two physical processors of the server on which the software is installed and an unlimited number of Windows virtual server instances compared to the standard version. So you and your company are well equipped with this version to create a virtual environment and work efficiently.
Windows Server 2012 DataCenter - System Requirements
|Supported operating system||Windows Server 2012 DataCenter|
at least 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor
|main memory|| |
at least 512 MB
|hard disk space|| |
at least 32 GB