Windows Server 2012

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Windows Server 2012
Version of Microsoft Windows
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OS familyWindows NT
Version6.2
CodenameWindows Server 8
Preliminary name
Architecturex64
Latest build
Release date2012-09-04
Support end2023-10-10
Client counterpart
Windows 8
Replaces
Windows Server 2008 R2
Replaced by
Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server 2012 is the server counterpart of Windows 8. It replaces Windows Server 2008 R2 and was replaced by Windows Server 2012 R2. It reached RTM on 1 August 2012. Support for the IA-64 architecture was dropped with this release.

Editions[edit | edit source]

There are four major editions of Windows Server 2012:

  • Windows Server 2012 Foundation
  • Windows Server 2012 Essentials
  • Windows Server 2012 Standard
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter

Builds[edit | edit source]

Milestone 1[edit | edit source]

Milestone 3/Developer Preview[edit | edit source]

Beta[edit | edit source]

Release Candidate[edit | edit source]

RTM[edit | edit source]