For some time now I assist a customer with his Global Request Management. People repeatedly ask me the following questions:
- How much RAM can Windows 2008 R2 Standard Edition and Windows 2012 R2 Standard Edition manage?
- Which server edition supports Microsofts Failover Cluster?
- Which server edition do I need to use the option of DFS Cross-File Replication?
Those questions led me to create a table for the comparison of the Windows Server editions.
Comparison Windows Server 2008 R2 vs. 2012 R2
To answer the most common questions about Windows Server versions Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 2012 R2, I created the following table:
You can find a more detailed PDF here: Windows Server 2012 R2 Products and Editions
In there something missing in the table?
You are welcome to write a comment and I will add it.
There is also a technet article about the difference of 2008 R2 and 2012 R2