Windows Server 2012, codenamed Windows Server 8, is the sixth edition of Windows Server. It is the server edition and is the successor to Windows Server 2008 R2. Two versions appeared during the development period, namely preview for application developers and beta version. The product became available on the market on September 4, 2012. Compared to its predecessor, Windows Server 2012 does not support Itanium systems and is available in four editions.
Windows Server 2012 was released on September 4, 2012. It is the successor to Windows Server 2008 R2.
This edition is intended for those who have widespread use of virtual machines. Each license covers up to two processors and an unlimited number of virtual machines.
WS Server 2012 RS:
CPU: Up to 2 licensed processors; no processing limit;
Min. CPU Req.: 1.4 GHz x 64;
X64 RAM STD / Max: 2 GB / unlimited;
NICs: Multiple NICs supported; Gigabit (10/100/1000 baseT) Ethernet adapter is recommended;
Internal optical bay drive allowed: Yes;
OS Storage Footprint minim: 32 GB;
SW Raid: Yes;
Video: Yes; Super VGA (1024 x 768) or with a larger pink monitor;
Keyboard, Mouse: Yes.