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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard - Download

Item #: P73-06165-D
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Download (64- BIt) from Microsoft helps to deliver an enterprise-class server and cloud platform. It helps you optimize performance for your most important workloads and helps to protect against service outages with its recovery options. It helps reduce complexity and cost with automation plus storage and networking virtualization solutions based on industry-standard hardware. With Windows Server 2012 R2, you will be able to build, run, and scale applications that can move between your datacenter and the cloud. It allows you to provide users with remote access from virtually anywhere while using nearly any device.

Choose the Windows Server 2012 R2 Edition That's Right For You

  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: For small to medium businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard: For small to medium sized businesses that have minimal virtualization.
  • Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter: For larger environments that are highly virtualized.

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Users Up to 25 Users Unlimited Unlimited
Licensing Model No CALS Needed Processor + CAL Processor + CAL
Virtualization None 2 Virtual Machines Unlimited Virtual Machines
Domain Join Limited Capabilities Yes Yes
Features Limited Features All Features All Features
Maximum Ram 64 GB 4 TB 4 TB

What is the difference between Server 2012 and Server 2012 R2?

Server 2012 is the original release while Server 2012 R2 is the second release. R2 has additional features, updates, and security patches. Some of the key new features of Server 2012 R2 are Storage Tiering, Storage Pinning, Desired State Configuration, and Work folders. Click Here to view Server 2012 Standard

Upgrade vs Clean Install When Installing Server 2012 R2 Standard

You may be able to upgrade to Server Standard 2012 R2 If one of the following are currently installed:

  • Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise with SP1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard with SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
Otherwise you will need to do a clean install which requires you to format your hard drive. Generally you will get better performance when doing a clean install but you will loose all your data.

  • Processor: Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64-bit Processor
  • RAM: Minimum: 512 MB
  • Disk Space: Minimum: 32 GB

Note: Be aware that 32 GB should be considered an absolute minimum value for successful installation.


Operating SystemMicrosoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard - 64-bit
Product TypeLicense
License Type2 processors
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