Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials

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Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Essentials

Windows Server 2012 Essentials helps small businesses operate at the same technology level as much larger organizations, without the added costs and complexities of managing a complicated IT infrastructure.

The Essentials edition is designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. Offering a high degree of flexibility and choice, Windows Server 2012 Essentials enables small businesses to take advantage of a combination of cloud-based and traditional on-premises applications and services. Windows Server 2012 Essentials is an ideal first server that not only helps to reduce costs and increase productivity, but it also can be used as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses.


Setting Up Backup
Server backups are configured using a simple wizard. You can also take advantage of optional cloud-based backup services, such as Microsoft Azure Backup, for an even greater degree of protection. Client backups are configured to run daily for each PC connected to the Essentials environment and allow you to restore individual files and folders, or even an entire PC, as you would do when replacing a faulty hard drive or upgrading from an older hard disk drive. Personal data can easily be protected with File History, a new feature of Windows 8 clients, which can be centrally configured and managed from your Essentials server.

Provide Secure Remote Access
Windows Server 2012 Essentials provides several options for remote access, including Remote Web Access (RWA), a highly secure way for users and administrators to use their web browsers to access files and folders, client computers, and servers. The My Server app for Windows 8 and Windows 8 RT is a modern and touch-friendly way to access your files and folders, as well as perform light administrative tasks from desktops, laptops, and tablet devices.

Integrate Cloud Services
When optionally integrated with Office 365, you can create your user accounts once in Windows Server 2012 Essentials and an associated mailbox is automatically created at the same time. User passwords are synchronized between the Essentials server and the Office 365 service so users sign on the same way whether accessing local or cloud-based resources. Integration with Microsoft Azure Backup complements your local server backups with a cloud-based service that stores your business-critical data in a highly secure, offsite datacenter.

Windows Server Licensing
Each physical server requires one license
Essentials edition can only be used on servers that have 1 or 2 CPUs
A maximum of 25 named users or 50 named devices can use the server. If you have more than 25 users, you should consider Windows Server 2012 Standard edition.
CALs (Client Access Licenses) are not required for Windows Server Essentials edition


System Requirement


Minimum: 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor


Minimum: 512 MB


Minimum: 32 GB

Other Requirement

Gigabit (10/100/1000baseT) Ethernet adapter

DVD drive (if you intend to install the operating system from DVD media)

Super VGA (1024 x 768) or higher-resolution monitor

Keyboard and Microsoft® mouse (or other compatible pointing device)

Internet access (fees may apply)


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