Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 OEM , Activation Online Windows
Server 2012 Standard
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard is a flexible, powerful, and
easy-to-use server solution. Whether your company is a small
business or a large enterprise, Windows Server R2 2012 Standard can
help you cloud optimize your business.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard enables you to blend your
on-premises solutions with the cloud without having to re-engineer
infrastructure, systems management, or applications. It offers
customers scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud
infrastructure that helps users connect across-premises. As a
result, IT can respond to business needs with greater agility and
efficiency, and the mobile workforce is able to access personalized
work environments from virtually anywhere.
Run up to four Virtual Machines on up to four processors
1 . Essentials Experience - New: Windows Server Essentials
2 . The Essentials Graphical User Interface is a role in Windows
Server Standard 2012 R2
3 . Work Folders - Synchronize and protect critical data with "Work
Folders", a new feature that facilitates the BYOD
(bring-your-own-device) trend by enabling users to access work
files from their personal computers and devices. Organizations
retain centralized control over that data and can specify device
policies such as encryption and lock screen password.
4 . Data Deduplication; finding and removing duplication within
data without compromising its fidelity or integrity
5 . Hyper-V Replica - Affordable disaster recovery, included in
Windows Server 2012, makes an initial replica of virtual machines
and then replicates any changes.
6 . Easily move workloads to new servers with no downtime
7 . Flexible, scalable storage; A cost-effective way to get the
storage your business requires
8 . Centralized backup and remote access
9 . Networked file and print sharing
10 . Centralized storage and security of files
11 . Mobile user access to company data
12 . Windows Server 2012 Standard is for minimally virtualized
13 . Every user or device accessing the server OS requires a CAL
(Client Access License)
14 . One of the most comprehensive solution platforms for SMB
15 . Ideal solution for small businesses with multiple types of
clients (laptops / devices / desktops / tablets) and remote end
users. Users that require secure access to shared information,
centralized file sharing, print services, and require remote access
to company data from anywhere on any device.
Integrate cloud services
When integrated with Office 365, you can create your user accounts
once in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials and an associated mailbox
is automatically created at the same time. User passwords are
synchronized between the Essentials server and the Office 365
service so users sign on the same way whether accessing local or
cloud-based resources. Integration with Windows Azure Backup
complements your local server backups with a cloud-based service
that stores your business-critical data in a highly secure, offsite
Protect your data
Server backups are configured using a simple wizard. You can also
take advantage of optional cloud-based backup services, such as
Windows Azure Backup, for an even greater degree of protection.
Client backups are configured to run daily for each PC connected to
the Essentials environment and allow you to restore individual
files and folders, or even an entire PC, as you would do when
replacing a faulty hard drive or upgrading from an older hard disk
drive. Personal data can easily be protected with File History, a
new feature of Windows 8 clients, which can be centrally configured
and managed from your Essentials server.
If you run a small business, you want to focus on running it, not
on managing an IT infrastructure. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
can help minimize the time, effort, and money that you spend on IT.
Provide secure remote access
Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials provides several options for
remote access, including Remote Web Access (RWA), a highly secure
way for users and administrators to use their web browsers to
access files and folders, client computers, and servers. The My
Server app for Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT is a modern and
touch-friendly way to access your files and folders, as well as
perform light administrative tasks from desktops, laptops, and
At the heart of Microsoft’s Cloud OS, Windows Server helps
customers transform the datacenter, taking advantage of technical
advances and new hybrid cloud capabilities to increase resilience,
simplify management, reduce cost, and speed delivery of services to
Windows Server 2012 R2 is a proven, enterprise-class cloud and
datacenter platform that can scale to run your largest workloads
while enabling robust recovery options to protect against service
outages. It helps accelerate time to value by simplifying your
underlying infrastructure and allowing you to reduce cost by taking
advantage of industry-standard hardware. Windows Server 2012 R2
helps you build, deploy and scale applications and web sites
quickly, and gives you the flexibility to move workloads between
on-premises environments and the cloud. It enables you to provide
flexible, remote access to corporate resources while managing
identities across your datacenter and federated into the cloud, and
it helps you protect critical business information.
1 . Simplified management console and clustering included
2 . Deduplication: Reduce wasted storage automatically
3 . Virtualization: Run up to four virtual machines on four CPUs
Steps to Activate Software License Connect to the internet, which
will allow the software licensing service to attempt activation
Users with no internet connectivity can trigger the 10-day grace
period by running the following commands from an elevated command
1 . Slmgr /rearm
2 . Shutdown –r
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
With Windows Server 2012 R2 you can scale to run your most
important workloads with robust recovery options. You’ll achieve
value quickly with a wide range of cost-effective, high-performance
storage options and simplified delivery of multi-tenant IT
services. You can build, deploy, operate, and monitor applications
on premises and in the cloud. Empower users with secure access to
corporate resources on the devices they choose.
Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard is perfect for:
Any business with 25 or more users that wants to leverage the
performance and scalability of Windows Server.
Add as many users as you’d like by purchasing a Windows Server CAL
for each user.
Secure Anywhere Access
Provide secure remote access to your mobile workers and automatic
VPN connections to enable your users to sync their work files from
a corporate server to their devices.
Build scalable, high-performance, highly available storage
solutions using industry-standard hardware so your services can be
continuously available too.
Take advantage of the cost savings of virtualization and maximize
server hardware investments by consolidating your servers as
virtual machines on a single physical host.
Multiple Server Management
Use a single dashboard to view take action across multiple servers
through a single relevant dashboard in Server Manager.
Windows Failover Clustering
Group two or more physical servers and use automatic failover to
increase availability during planned or unplanned downtime.
Changes from Windows Server 2012
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 ofWindows 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
Windows Server Update Services was made available for Windows
Server 2012 R2 Essentials edition.
ReFS gained support for alternate data streams and automatic
error-correction on parity spaces.