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Windows Server 2012 R2 Products and Editions Comparison

28 / 02 / 2014 by Windows Server 2012 2 Yorum / Comments

Windows Server 2012 R2 Products and Editions Comparison by features, locks / limits and server roles.

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
Locks and Limits
Maximum number of users based on licenses based on licenses 25 15
Maximum SMB Connections 16,777,216 16,777,216 16777216 30
Maximum RRAS Connections unlimited unlimited 50 50
Maximum IAS Connections 2,147,483,647 2,147,483,647 50 10
Maximum number of 64-bit sockets 64 64 2 1
Maximum RAM 4 TB 4 TB 64 GB 32 GB
Server can join a domain Yes Yes For migration only For migration only
DirectAccess Yes Yes See documentation Yes
Server Roles
Active Directory® Certificate Services Yes Yes Yes Yes
Active Directory Domain Services Yes Yes Required Yes (optional)
Active Directory Federation Services Yes Yes Yes Yes
AD Lightweight Directory Services Yes Yes No Yes
AD Rights Management Services Yes Yes Yes Yes
Application Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
DHCP Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
DNS Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
Fax Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
File Services Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hyper-V Yes Yes No No
Network Policy and Access Services Yes Yes Yes Yes
Print and Document Services Yes Yes Yes Yes
Remote Access Yes Yes Yes Yes
Terminal Services Application Sharing Yes Yes No Yes
Terminal Services Gateway Yes Yes No See documentation
Web Services (IIS) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Deployment Services Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Essentials Yes Yes Default No
Windows Media Services support (Streaming Media Services) See Installation Options documentation See Installation Options documentation Yes See Installation Options documentation
WINS Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
Features
RODC – read only domain controller Yes Yes No No
Automatic Virtual Machine Activation Both guest and host As guest As guest No
Best Practices Analyzer Yes Yes Yes Yes
BranchCache Hosted Server Yes Yes Yes Yes
BranchCache P2P Cache Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Control Panel Yes Yes Yes Yes
Distributed File System Replication Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data Deduplication Yes Yes No No
ISCSI target support Yes Yes Yes Yes
DirectAccess Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dynamic Memory (in virtualization) Yes Yes Yes No
Failover Clustering Yes Yes No No
“Hot” add/replace RAM Yes Yes Yes No
IPAM (IP Address Management) Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Management Console Yes Yes Yes Yes
Minimal Server Interface Yes Yes No No
Network Load Balancing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Support for Non-volatile Memory Express Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows PowerShell Yes Yes Yes Yes
Server Core mode Yes Yes No No
Server license logging Yes Yes Yes Yes
Server Manager Yes Yes Yes Yes
SMB Direct and SMB over RDMA Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage Management Service Yes Yes Yes Yes
Storage Spaces Yes Yes Yes Yes
Volume Activation Services Yes Yes No No
VSS (Volume Shadow Copy Service) integration Yes Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server Update Services Yes Yes Yes No

The full PDF that includes Hyper-V and Storage Server editions can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=41703

2 comments on “Windows Server 2012 R2 Products and Editions Comparison

  1. on July 3, 2015
    MCSE Chennai says:

    Great information! can I download this table?

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