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Businesses need to be able to use servers to allow employees to work, save, collaborate, and communicate over a single network. That need doesn’t always translate to a simple server solution, however. Servers can be difficult to run and expensive to purchase and maintain.

Microsoft has a solution to these issues with Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. This server provides all the tools small businesses need while making it easier than ever to set up and run the server. New tools allow for users to work locally or remotely, improving server use without requiring any extra effort or technical knowledge on the business’ part.


What Is R2?

R2 stands for “release 2” and functions as the updated edition of the original Microsoft Windows Server 2012. It includes a number of major upgrades and fixes over the original 2012 edition, but still runs on the same basic operating system, which is why it does not have its own separate release title.

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 can only function in the 64-bit format.

What Is the Essentials Edition?

Every Microsoft Windows Server release includes several edition options that provide flexible choices for businesses. These editions have different features and abilities that suit different businesses.

The Essentials Edition in Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 is a slimmed down version of the server that is ideal for small businesses with fewer users and a need for a server that requires less technical knowledge. The Essentials Edition is easy to run and provides all the basic server functionality that a small business needs. 

System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements for installing Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials 64-bit OEM.

  • Processor: 1.4 GHz minimum; 2 GHz or faster recommended
  • RAM: 512 MB minimum (may limit usability); 2 GB or more recommended
  • Available Disk Space: 32 GB minimum; 40 GB or more recommended

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