Windows Server DataCenter 2012 is the extended version of Windows Server 2012 Standard. It is ideal for companies of all sizes that place a high value on virtualization and a hybrid cloud environment. With its diverse programs and functions, a new user interface and many other optimizations for increased performance, Windows 2012 DataCenter offers you the perfect support for your server operation.
Virtualization and optimized data management with Windows Server 2012 DataCenter
Windows Server DataCenter 2012 is a stable operating system for server operation, which specializes primarily in virtualization. Accordingly, Windows 2012 DataCenter includes the fully updated Hyper-V virtualization platform. In addition, the Active Directory Domain Services installation wizard has been replaced by the Active Directory Administrative Center. In addition, Microsoft has simplified the password policies of the Active Directory with Windows Server DataCenter 2012, while the NTFS file system has been supplemented by the new ReFS. The new file system was developed specifically for data storage on servers, which is why Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter is mainly suitable for companies.
Simple operation and increased performance
The modern user interface from Windows 8 was also used for Windows 2012 DataCenter in order to make the system optimally operable, especially via touch screen. However, with the core installation you can also do without the modern interface and configure Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter using Windows command prompt and PowerShell. New features such as Microsoft Windows Azure or the revised Task Manager offer you additional improvements in the area of performance in addition to the visual optimizations. For example, the user interface of the new task manager in Windows 2012 DataCenter has been improved to simplify the search for applications. Inactive processes can also be paused to release more performance, active applications are compressed into categories.
New in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter
Windows 2012 Data Center offers you, like the standard version, not only a reliable operating system for your servers, but also many new features and programs that support you and your server operation:
- Performance optimized task manager
- Private Cloud and Public Cloud: Flexible and location-independent access to data
- New PowerShell: PowerShell 3.0 for system settings management
- Modern user interface: New touchscreen-optimized user interface
- Microsoft WindowsAzure: Server Backup to Azure Cloud
- New SMB 3.0: Support of the current protocol version for better access to file shares
- IIS 8.0: New version for managing Extended Validation certificates
- Automation processes for more efficient work
In addition, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 DataCenter programs and functions such as DirectAccess or Hyper-V were updated to the latest version. Thus, the Hyper-V virtualization platform offers you higher performance, while the improved DirectAccess version now provides your server with IPv6 bridging technologies.
Improved file sharing and access control
Since the topic of security is a high priority in every Windows operating system, Windows Server DataCenter 2012 also has various security features, which are primarily aimed at the area of data management and data access. One such feature is Dynamic Access Control. This feature controls data access via metadata while acting in addition to the Active Directory security lines. This feature is therefore able to prevent unauthorized access during a data transfer between two directories.
Windows Server DataCenter 2012 includes two physical processors of the server on which the software is installed and, compared to the standard version, an unlimited number of virtual Windows server instances. So you and your company are well equipped with this version to create a virtual environment and work efficiently.
Windows Server 2012 DataCenter - System Requirements
|Supported operating system||Windows Server 2012 DataCenter|
at least 1.4 GHz processor with 64 bit
at least 512 MB
|Hard disk space||
at least 32 GB
What is included?
Choose between the 64-bit or 32-bit version depending on compatibility, software specifications and features provided.
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- We will provide instructions on how to install the product.
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- Complete the installation and start the application.
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