How to buy Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. It is an ideal first server, and it can also be used as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses to protect, centralise, organise, and access their applications and information from almost anywhere by using virtually any device.

How to buy Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

How to buy Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

How to buy Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

How to buy Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

How to buy Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Pricing and licensing overview

EditionIdeal for...Feature comparisonLicensing modelPricing Open NL (US$)
DatacentreHighly virtualised private and hybrid cloud environmentsFull Windows Server functionality with unlimited virtual instancesProcessor + CAL*$6,155**
StandardLow density or non-virtualised environmentsFull Windows Server functionality with two virtual instancesProcessor + CAL*$882**
EssentialsSmall business environments for servers with up to two processorsSimpler interface, pre-configured connectivity to cloud-based services; one virtual instance of EssentialsServer (25 user limit)$501**
FoundationEconomical general purpose server with a single processorGeneral purpose Server functionality with no virtualisation rightsServer (15 user limit)OEM Only
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Datacentre
Ideal for...
Highly virtualised private and hybrid cloud environments
Feature comparison
Full Windows Server functionality with unlimited virtual instances
Licensing model
Processor + CAL*
Pricing Open NL (US$)
$6,155**
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Standard
Ideal for...
Low density or non-virtualised environments
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Full Windows Server functionality with two virtual instances
Licensing model
Processor + CAL*
Pricing Open NL (US$)
$882**
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Essentials
Ideal for...
Small business environments for servers with up to two processors
Feature comparison
Simpler interface, pre-configured connectivity to cloud-based services; one virtual instance of Essentials
Licensing model
Server (25 user limit)
Pricing Open NL (US$)
$501**
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Foundation
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Economical general purpose server with a single processor
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General purpose Server functionality with no virtualisation rights
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Server (15 user limit)
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OEM Only
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*CALs are required for every user or device accessing a server. See the Product Use Rights for details.

**Pricing represents Open No Level (NL) ERP. For your specific pricing, contact your Microsoft reseller.

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