Microsoft Windows Server Data Center 2012 64-Bit (Base License)
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Microsoft Windows Server Data Center 2012 64-Bit (Base License)

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With the release of Windows Server 2012, Microsoft brings its experience in building and operating public clouds to the server platform for private clouds. It offers customers scalable, dynamic, and multitenant-aware cloud infrastructure that helps users connect across-premises. As a result, IT can respond to business needs with greater agility and efficiency, and the mobile workforce is able to access personalized work environments from virtually anywhere.

Key Features
  • Enterprise scale and performance for the largest workloads
  • Shared-nothing live migration
  • Hyper-V network virtualization
  • Low-cost, highly available file-based storage
  • Hyper-V Replica
  • Windows PowerShell 3.0
  • Hybrid applications
  • Multi-tenant, high-density websites
  • Simplified, feature-rich VDI
  • Dynamic Access Control



Licensing Overview

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 offers two editions - Standard and Datacenter - that are differentiated only by virtualization rights:

  • Standard offers two virtual instances
  • Datacenter offers unlimited virtualization
  • Both editions use a processor-based licensing model that covers up to two physical processors on a server

Note: You must have a Windows Server 2012 CAL to access an instance of Windows Server 2012



Base vs. Additional License

The total number of CPUs of the server must be licensed.* Each Standard base license grants the rights to run on up to two processors. Additional Licenses may be added for servers with more than two processors.


Example: 1 CPU Server

One (1) Standard license is required.

Provides rights on up to two (2) CPUs.


Example: 4 CPU Server

Two (2) Standard licenses are required.

Each license provides the rights on up to two (2) CPUs for total rights of up to four (4) CPUs.




Determining the Number of Licenses for Datacenter and Standard Editions

Each license covers up to two physical processors on a single server. The minimum number of licenses required for each server is determined by the number of physical processors. For Standard edition, you can add more virtual instances by assigning additional licenses to the server (two incremental virtual instances are added per license).


Licensing examples Datacenter licenses required Standard licenses required
One 1-processor, non-virtualized server 1 1
One 4-processor, non-virtualized server 2 2
One 2-processor, non-virtualized server with three virtual OSEs 1 2
One 2-processor server with 12 virtual OSEs 1 6


Find the Right Edition for You

The Windows Server 2012 product line-up has been streamlined and simplified, making it easier for customers to choose the edition that is right for their needs.

  • Datacenter edition: For highly-virtualized private cloud environments
  • Standard edition: For non-virtualized or lightly-virtualized environments
  • Essentials edition: For small businesses with up to 25 users running on server with up to two processors

Datacenter Standard Essentials
Key Features Unlimited virtual instances; all features Two virtual instances; all features Two processors; limited features
Licensing Model Processor + CAL* Processor + CAL* Server (25 user limit)
Active Directory Rights Management Services1 X X X
BranchCache Content Server X X X
BranchCache Hosted Server X X X
Direct Access X X X
Hyper-V X X
Internet Information Services 7.5 X X X
Network Access Protection X X X
Remote Desktop Services2 X X X
Server Core X X
Server Manager X X X
Windows Deployment Services X X X
Windows PowerShell X X X
Running Instances in POSE (Physical Operating System Environment) 1 13 14
Running Instances in VOSE (Virtual Operating System Environment) Unlimited 2 14

*Client Access Licenses (CALs) are required for every user or device accessing a server. See the End User License Terms for details.




1. Requires an incremental AD RMS CAL for access
2. Requires an incremental RDS CAL for access
3. When a customer is running all allowed virtual instances, the physical instance may only be used to manage and service the virtual instances.
4. Essentials can be run in either a physical or virtual operating system environment "1 or 1."



Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Datacenter 64-bit English - 2CPU Base License (w/ Media, no CALs)

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