Windows Server 2012 Introduction, Editions and New Features

In this article, I am going to show you the ” Windows Server 2012 Introduction-Editions-New Features”. You need to know the System Requirement for Windows Server 2012 Installation and in that, you have learned how to install Active Directory-DNS and configure it in the previous article.

Windows Server 2012 Introduction, Editions, and New Features:


Windows Server 2012 is the Server operating system, released on August 1, 2012. Microsoft windows server 2012 has simplified and streamlined to make it easier for the customer to choose the editions meeting their needs and requirements. there are four windows server 2012 editions as listed below.


1)Datacenter Edition: intended for organizations in highly-virtualized cloud environments. Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Edition is designed for small and large enterprises. Datacenter Edition allows you to create an unlimited virtual machine.

2)Standard Edition is for non-virtualized or lightly virtualized environments. The Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard edition of windows server is used for medium to large businesses. In this, Certificate services role, Hyper V, RODC (Read-Only Domain Controller), IPAM (IP Address Management), Data deduplication, server core, failover clustering, and more Advanced Features.

3)Essential Edition: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Edition is also set up for small businesses. It offers features like Hype V, dynamic memory, and hot add/ram.

4)Foundation Edition: server small businesses with up to 15 users running on the single-processor server. This version of Windows Server 2012 is targeted for small businesses for up to 15 users. This includes HyperV, RODC (Domain Controller to Read-Only), Data Dissolutions, Dynamic Memory, IAMAM (IP Address Management), Server Core, Certificate Service Roll, HotAd Memory, Windows Update Services, and Failover Clustering. Foundation Edition

Windows Server 2012 Introduction-Editions-New Features
Windows Server 2012 Introduction-Editions-New Features

New Features:

New and improved storage, networking, remote access, BYOD, and server administration features mark the R2 upgrade.

1) New file system called a resilient file system(REFS).
2) Hyper-v introduced like Live Migration.
3) Powershell 3.0 includes more than 2400 new commands.
4) Server manager like grouping, dashboard.
5) Dynamic Access Control(DAC).
6) AD automatically activates.
7) DHCP like failover policy.
8) METRO Interface.
9) IP address management
10) IIS 8.0
11) Access denied assistance.
12) storage pool & spaces.
13) Data de-duplication.
14) NIC teaming.
15) GPO like a fast startup and remote update.
16) Applocker.

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