Learn About Windows Server R2 Standard In Brief.

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I just have a small query about windows server r2 standard. If any person knows about this, then please share your knowledge on the same.

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Learn About Windows Server R2 Standard In Brief.


Windows Server 2012 R2 is providing the experience of Microsoft delivering global-scale services based on a cloud into your infrastructure. Windows 2012 R2 gives features and modifications across virtualization, networking, storage, virtual desktop infrastructure, and information protection.

Windows Server 2012 does not support Itanium-based devices and has a total of four editions. Different features keep coming in the Windows Server 2008 R2.

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Learn About Windows Server R2 Standard In Brief.


If you want to know what does “R2” means in Windows Server operating systems like Windows Server 2008 R2, it actually means “Release 2.” The basic reason why Microsoft uses the R2 classification is that “R2 releases do not require administrators to purchase upgrade client access licenses (CALs).” Because licensing for Microsoft products get really expensive like you have to pay for server license.

Aside from that, you also have to pay for CALs or Client Access Licenses to legally allow users to connect to the server. That’s why when you install an R2 release of a Windows Server operating system, Client Access Licenses obviously becomes free.

When you have Windows Server 2008 RTM or Release to Manufacturing, to upgrade to Windows Server 2008 R2 you need to pay for a new license and activation key.

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