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 designed for small businesses (SMEs). It is limited to 25 users, does not support virtualization and supports up to two processors.
WS Server R2 2012
CPU: Up to 2 processors per server license;
Min. CPU Req.: 1.4 GHz x 64;
X64 RAM STD/ Max: X64 RAM STD/ Max;
NIC: Multiple NICs supported;
Internal optical bay drive allowed: Yes;
Minimum OS Storage Footprint: 160 GB with 60GB system partition
SW RAID: Yes;
Keyboard, Mouse: Optional