Microsoft’s Windows Server 2012 is an attractive server-based product designed to meet the demands of small to large enterprises and has a very flexible licensing model. It is very important to fully understand the licensing options and supported features on each of the 4 available editions, before proceeding with Rapid Recovery deployment.
The four editions are as follows:
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 Essentials edition
Windows Server 2012 Standard edition
Windows Server 2012 Datacenter edition
The customer is recommended to upgrade the Windows Server 2012 operating system which agrees with the licensing compliance.