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 only available with the purchase of a new server. Designed for small businesses, this edition is limited to 15 users, does not support virtualization, and supports only one processor. Provides a core network infrastructure – Active Directory (AD), remote access, file sharing and printing.
WS Server 2012 R2
CPU: Limited to one processor per server licensing
Min. CPU Req.: 1.4 GHz xz64
X64 RAM STD/MAX: 2 GB/32 GB
NIC: Multiple NICs supported
Internal optical bay drive allowed: Yes;
OS Storage Footprint minim: 32 GB
SW RAID: Yes;
Keyboard, Mouse: Yes