Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2

With a heavy industry shift towards cloud computing, Windows Server 2012 is the heart of Microsoft's new Cloud OS platform. Loaded with hybridized features for on-prem / cloud computing, Windows Server 2012 is the agile, available, and scalable solution great for business small & large.

With Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2, you are sure to get to most out of your server solution, whether it be running a test lab, an AD for a large organization, or a mutual virtual workstation for an entire office, you are safe & secure knowing you have one of the most secure, robust operating systems on your side from Trusted Tech Team.

 

Licensing

Licensing requirements are based on a few things. Most importantly:

# of Processors/Cores
and
# of Users or Devices that will be accessing the Server

 

Don't forget you can call and speak with our licensing experts – (855)-202-8140

 

There are 3 editions with Server 2012 and 2012 R2.  (R2 stands for “Release 2”)

The licensing policy for both are identical. Most users choose 2012 R2 Editions as they are improved upon editions vs 2012, unless you have software specifically requiring 2012.

Licensing Requirements

Server 2012 R2, 2012 Editions

Processing Power  (?)

Client Access Licensing (CALs) (?)

Virtual Machines Supported

Essentials

1-2 CPU

Not required

0

Standard

2 CPU

Per User or Device

2

Data Center

2 CPU

Per User or Device

Unlimited

 

Remote Desktop

Along with licensing hardware and CALs, each user remote accessing (using mouse and keyboard control) the server needs a Remote Desktop CAL. As with standard CALs, there are licensed in User OR Device format.  You will need to license the maximum number of Users or Devices accessing the server in this way.

 

*note – Additional CALs can be purchased and added on AT ANY TIME

 

Edition Features

Now that you know how your licensing options, see the below comparison between editions. The main reason for upgrade between Standard and Datacenter is the access to unlimited Virtual Machines.

*Note – Server standard is the most flexible option. Allows for heavy growth while still being cost effective.

 

Server Role

Datacenter/Standard

Essentials

AD Certificate Services

Full

Limited

AD Domain Services

Full

Limited

Application Server

Full

Full

DHCP Server

Full

Full

DNS Server

Full

Limited

File Services

Full

Limited

Hyper-V

Full

Full

network Policy & Access Servers

Full

Limited

Remote Desktop Access

Full

Limited

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