Microsoft Windows OEM Software Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
Windows Server 2012 R2 was released on October 18, 2013.It was
unveiled on June 3, 2013 at TechEd North America. According to
Windows Server 2012 R2 datasheet published on May 31, 2013, there
are four editions of this operating system: Foundation, Essentials,
Standard and Datacenter. As with Windows Server 2012, the
Datacenter and Standard editions are feature identical, varying
only based on licensing (particularly licensing of virtual
instances). The Essentials edition has the same features as the
Datacenter and Standard products, with some restrictions.
A further update, formally designated Windows Server 2012 R2
Update, was released in April 2014, a cumulative set of security
updates, critical updates and updates.
Windows Server 2012 R2 is succeeded by Windows Server 2016.
Changes from Windows Server 2012
Minimum system requirements for Windows Server 2012
|Processor||1.4 GHz, x64|
|Free disk space||32 GB (more if there is at least 16 GB of RAM)|
Windows Server 2012 runs only on x64 processors. Unlike its
predecessor, Windows Server 2012 does not support Itanium.
Upgrades from Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 are
supported, although upgrades from prior releases are not.
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|Windows server containers||Unilimited||Unilimited|
|Host Guardian Service||●||●|
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Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft has confirmed the following changes introduced by Windows
Server 2012 R2:
Automated Tiering: Storage Spaces stores most frequently accessed
files on fastest physical media
Deduplication for VHD: Reduces the storage space for VHD files with
largely similar contents by storing the similar contents only once
Windows PowerShell v4, which now includes a Desired State
Configuration (DSC) feature
Integrated Office 365 support (Essentials edition)
User interface changes from Windows 8.1, including visible Start
UEFI-based virtual machines
Upgrades from driver emulators to synthetic hardware drivers to
minimize legacy support
Faster VM deployment (approximately half the time)
Internet Information Services 8.5: Support for logging to Event
Tracing for Windows and the ability to log any request/response
headers. To improve scalability, if IIS is configured with 100 or
more web sites, by default it will not automatically start any of
them. Alongside this, a new "Idle Worker Process Page-Out"
configuration option has been added to application pools to
instruct Windows to page-out the process if it has been idle for
the idle time-out period (by default, 20 minutes).
Server Message Block: Performance and event logging quality
improvements, support for Hyper-V Live Migration over SMB,
bandwidth prioritization management, and the ability to remove SMB
Windows Deployment Services: Support for managing WDS via
Windows Defender is available in a Server Core installation, and is
installed and enabled by default.
IP Address Management (IPAM): Extended to support role-based access
control, allowing for fine-grained control over which users can
view or change configurations for DHCP reservations, scopes, IP
address blocks, DNS resource records, etc. Additionally, IPAM can
integrate with System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 R2 to
have coordinated IP policy across both physical and virtual
environments. The IPAM database can be stored in a SQL Server
instance instead of Windows Internal Database.
Group Policy has a new "Policy Cache" setting which allows
domain-joined machines to store a copy of the group policy settings
on the client machine and, depending on the speed of access to the
domain controller, use those at startup time instead of waiting for
the policy settings to download. This can improve startup times on
machines that are disconnected from the company network. New Group
Policy settings have been added to cover new features in Windows
8.1 and Internet Explorer 11, such as enabling/disabling SPDY/3
support, configuring start screen layouts, and detecting phone
numbers in web pages.
TLS support is extended to support RFC 5077, "Transport Layer
Security (TLS) Session Resumption without Server-Side State", which
improves performance of long-running TLS-secured connections that
need to reconnect due to session expiration.
Hyper-V role and Hyper-V management console are added to the
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