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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials - Windows

  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • SKU: 2978454
  • Release Date: 01/14/2014
  • 5.0 (2)
In order to efficiently and effectively run a small business in today's environment, you need to have a manageable IT infrastructure without too many complexities. You need to be able to operate at the technical level of a larger organization, while keeping the process simple, streamlined and organized. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is designed to deliver just that, with cross-premise functionality that provides on-premise file and print, security, backup, remote access and identity management services, as well as a host of off-premise services that keep your clients in the loop. From protecting your data to allowing you to access it from virtually anywhere with an Internet connection, this software solution provides the Essentials you need to keep your small business running smoothly.

Packed with easy-to-follow installation wizards, this software makes it simple to begin doing business with the power of Server 2012 R2 Essentials backing you up. A variety of features are designed to protect your data, such as the Storage Spaces feature, the Windows Azure backup service and more. Connect to, search across and access files and folders on the server from client locations, on business trips, from your home and more with secure remote access. Set up your business's Virtual Private Network, which clients can remotely join without having to visit the office, and divvy up the applications between those that are Cloud-run and those that run on-premises. Ensure your systems are running smoothly with scheduled health reports that alert you to issues related to computer backups, server storage, low disk space and more. With a simple-to-understand Dashboard, you can easily perform all the maintenance and management tasks that control how your server behaves on the network from one place. All of these tools and more bring your small business into the next sphere of IT management, so you can operate on a sophisticated technological level that will serve your business well.
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$399.99

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release Date: 01/14/2014
  • Color Category: Green
  • Model Number: G3S-00716
  • Product Name: Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
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Product Features

Operate your small business at the technical level of larger organizations with a manageable IT infrastructure and reduced complexities

Access cross-premise functionality with on-premise file and print, security, backup, remote access and identity management services, as well as optional off-premise services

Protect your data with the Storage Spaces feature, the complete system backups and bare-metal restores of the server, the Windows Azure backup service and central management and configuration of the new File History features of Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Experience the convenience of secure remote access to applications and data from virtually anywhere you have an Internet connection, so you can connect to, search across and access files and folders on the server

Set up VPN (Virtual Private Networking) with a painless wizard-driven process of just a few clicks and enjoy simplified management of VPN access — clients can remotely join the Essentials environment through VPN without the need to come in

Choose which applications and services run on-premises and which run in the Cloud, whether you choose to run an on-premises copy of Exchange Server, subscribe to a hosted Exchange service or subscribe to Office 365

Stay informed on the health status related to issues or problems with computer backups, server storage, low disk space and more from health reports that can be automatically generated on a scheduled basis and sent to local administrators

Add capabilities and features to the core product of Server 2012 R2 Essentials with a new set of Web Services APIs

Utilize the existing SDK (Software Development Kit) and add-ins created for Windows SBS 2011 Essentials with maintained compatibility

Perform all the maintenance and management tasks to control how your server behaves on the network, including who can access it, what information can be stored and retrieved and how it is organized, protected and made available from the Dashboard

Take advantage of a variety of deployment scenarios with the Windows Server Essentials Experience with expanded product licensing terms that enable you to run Hyper-V and run Essentials as a virtual machine with easy-to-follow installation wizards

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