Windows Server 2012 build 8400

Build of Windows Server 2012
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Windows Server 2012 build 8400 is the official Release Candidate build of Windows Server 2012, which was released on 31 May 2012 along with the client counterpart.

Editions and keys[edit | edit source]

Edition / SKU Name Key
Standard + StandardCore QGNVK-7K3YK-QV24P-4XRMD-3M9X7
Datacenter + DatacenterCore 4JJNK-MPBT8-FW8FR-693WD-KKTDH
Hyper-V Server Q8R8C-T2W6H-7MGPB-4CQ9R-KR36H
ServerFoundation TYN7K-PXBJB-WKTYR-9KTBT-3VY8T
ServerStorageStandard XM9N3-TV9DQ-HTXBR-M7M6B-X4MRP
ServerStorageWorkgroup KJTGN-JD69D-FYQDK-WRD98-VQRFH
ServerMultiPointStandard 83MRD-NQGP3-FJBJD-9X8TT-72V44
ServerMultiPointPremium N2MW6-VPYJ7-W9H3D-6GWJ2-6JBTC

Changes[edit | edit source]

  • This is the first build of Windows Server to drop support for processors without PAE, SSE2 and NX, as running on these processors will display a black screen with error code 0x5D.
  • This build introduces the "Windows Server 2012" branding, replacing "Windows Server 8 Beta".
  • The boot screen no longer uses a betta fish graphic.
  • Setup now resembles that of the RTM.
  • The default accent color has been changed.
  • The lock screen now uses a solid gray background.
  • Administrative Tools are now pinned to the Start screen by default.
  • Taskbar text has been changed from white to black.
  • The desktop background has been updated to the one used in the RTM.
  • Icons which reference the old Windows logo (ex: Windows Update) have been changed.

File Explorer[edit | edit source]

  • The Ribbon has been updated with a flatter appearance.
  • Window coloring no longer extends to the navigation bar when the Ribbon UI isn't being utilized.
  • Navigation bar icons have been updated.

Gallery[edit | edit source]