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Which version of Windows server to buy?

Last Modified: 2015-04-15
Our current only one server is 2008 R2 Standard. While we are buying a second server, I'm soliciting your suggestion about which version to go. We are not going to do virtualization. Should we simply go for 2008 R2 or move onto 2012 R2? Does 2012 R2 automatically come with a downgrade rights to 2012 and 2008 R2?
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