Solved

differences of 2012 server

Posted on 2013-06-10
2
331 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-10
I am looking to buy a windows 2012 server to host my sql 2008.  What is the difference between all the versions of windows server?  Am I good if I only get 2012 Standard?
0
Comment
Question by:al4629740
2 Comments
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:Seth Simmons
Seth Simmons earned 200 total points
ID: 39236112
take a look at this

Window Server 2012 Products and Editions Comparison
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=38809

Using SQL Server in Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 environments
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2681562
0
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 300 total points
ID: 39236258
Standard is fine.  There is no technical difference between Server 2012 Standard and Datacenter - the only difference is in the number of VMs you are licensed to run (Standard is two, Datacenter is unlimited).

Foundation is almost certainly not appropriate, if even supported and Essentials is also likely to be a poor choice if you're not a small business and even then the guidance would be to have a separate server installation for SQL.
0

Featured Post

Why spend so long doing email signature updates?

Do you spend loads of your time carrying out email signature updates? Not very interesting are they? Don’t let signature updates get you down. Let Exclaimer Cloud - Signatures for Office 365 make managing email signatures a breeze.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you migrate a Terminal Server licenses server inside the 2008 server family, you can takte advantage of the build-in migration tool. If you like to migrate an older 2003 Server (and the installed client CALs) to a 2008 R2 server for example, you …
ADCs have gained traction within the last decade, largely due to increased demand for legacy load balancing appliances to handle more advanced application delivery requirements and improve application performance.
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…

930 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now