Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 R2 is the latest Windows Server release. It offers significant enhancements on Windows Server 2012 and earlier versions, including improved storage and networking, simplified server administration and a hugely improved Hyper-V virtualisation platform.

Windows Server 2012 R2 can enhance efficiency and reduce costs for businesses of all sizes, from large enterprises to small businesses operating a single server.

Windows Server 2012 R2 new features

New features introduced in Windows Server 2012 R2 include:

  • automatic storage tiering for better performance – the system automatically detects which data is being accessed the most and moves it to the fastest tiers, or types, of storage; you can also choose to "pin" selected files to a particular tier
  • the Desired State Configuration feature, which lets you use PowerShell to establish a base system configuration, monitor all systems and update any system that doesn't match the desired state
  • a Hyper-V virtualisation platform that, among other improvements, supports "Gen2" virtual machines (VMs), direct remote desktop connections to VMs, faster live migration and online exporting and cloning of VMs
  • Workplace Join, which allows secure, authenticated system access to enterprise data and applications via personal devices
  • a Write Back Cache, which helps prevent pauses when a drive controller and disks can't keep up with a large volume of disk writes
  • support for parallel rebuilds, greatly reducing the time required to rebuild a failed storage space drive
  • a Work Folders role, which provides a secure file replication service; copies of files are kept on both the client and server, and these are synced whenever the client establishes a connection.

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