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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (2 core)

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Windows Server 2012 (2 core) is a server version of Windows developed by Microsoft. Windows Server 2012 (2 core) offers many innovative improvements compared to previous versions. In addition, security and infrastructure have been greatly improved. For example, Windows Server is also known for its flexible management. It is easy to set up user groups, grant permissions and install programs.

Windows Server 2012 2 Core

What are the benefits of Windows Server 2012 (2 core)?

Here are some benefits of Windows Server 2012:

Cost reduction
By using 2-core licensing, organizations can benefit from a cost-efficient licensing model, especially on servers with many cores. Instead of paying for the number of processors, they pay only for the number of cores used, potentially reducing licensing costs.

The 2-core licensing option provides more flexibility in deploying Windows Server 2012 on different hardware configurations. It also makes it easier to license virtual machines on hosts with a variable number of cores.

The 2-core licenses make it easier for organizations to manage servers with different core configurations, as the number of licensed cores can be adjusted according to the server’s actual hardware.

Easy licensing
Instead of having to count how many processors are in the system and calculate the number of licenses accordingly, organizations can simply count the number of physical cores and purchase licenses based on that number.

What’s new with Microsoft Windows Server 2012?

The following are the new features introduced in Microsoft Windows Server 2012:

Metro user interface
Windows Server 2012 introduced the Metro user interface, similar to that of Windows 8. While this was a visual change, most server management tasks were performed through Server Manager and other traditional tools.

Server Core
Server Core was already available in previous versions, but in Windows Server 2012 it has been significantly improved and expanded. Server Core is an installed option that provides a minimal GUI and is designed to minimize the server’s attack surface and improve performance.

Hyper V 3.0
Windows Server 2012 introduced Hyper-V 3.0, an advanced virtualization platform. It brought major virtualization improvements, including support for Live Migration, which allows you to move virtual machines between physical hosts without downtime. It also introduced the ability to clone VMs and advanced memory features such as Dynamic Memory and NUMA support.

Storage improvements
Windows Server 2012 brought Storage Spaces, a new feature that lets you create flexible, scalable, and distributed storage pools without dependency on expensive storage devices. It also provided Data Deduplication for storing data more efficiently.

ReFS (Resilient File System)
Windows Server 2012 introduced ReFS, a new file system designed for high availability and data integrity. ReFS is especially useful for large storage environments.

Dynamic Access Control (DAC)
DAC is a new feature that provides more advanced management capabilities for controlling access to files and folders. It allows administrators to apply metadata-based access rights instead of traditional access control lists (ACLs).

Windows Server 2012 brought improvements to DirectAccess, making it easier to provide secure remote access for users without having to use a VPN connection.

Web Application Proxy
This feature provides secure remote access to web applications and services for remote users.

Windows PowerShell 3.0
Windows Server 2012 shipped with PowerShell 3.0, enabling system administrators to create and manage powerful automated scripts.

Until when will Microsoft Windows server 2012 licenses be supported?

The support cycle for Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is determined by Microsoft’s Product Lifecycle Policy. The lifecycle of a product includes two major phases: Mainstream Support and Extended Support. Here are the important dates related to Windows Server 2012 support:

Mainstream support
Mainstream support for Windows Server 2012 began on October 9, 2012 and lasted five years. During this phase, Microsoft regularly provided security updates, bug fixes, enhancements, and technical support for the product.

Extended support
After Mainstream support came Extended support, which started on October 10, 2017 and is expected to last five years. During this time, the product will still receive security updates, but no new features or design changes. After Mainstream support came Extended support, which started on October 10, 2017 and is expected to last five years. During this time, the product will still receive security updates, but no new features or design changes.

Windows Server 2012 (2 core) licenses

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Windows Server 2012 Standard (2 Core)
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter (2 Core)

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