Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions

Windows Server 2012 R2 editions

Features Foundation Essentials Standard Datacentre
CPU socket limit

1

2

64

64

Memory limit

32GB

64GB

4TB

4TB

Licensing model

Per server

Per server

Per CPU (pair) + CAL

Per CPU (pair) + CAL

User limit

15

25

Unlimited

Unlimited

Access service limits

50 RRAS / 10 IAS

250 RRAS / 50 IAS /
2 IAS Server Groups

Unlimited

Unlimited

Virtualisation

No

Either 1 VM or
1 physical server

2 VMs

Unlimited

Hyper-V

No

No

Yes

Yes

Server Core mode

No

No

Yes

Yes

IIS

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

File Services limits

1 DFS root

1 DFS root

Unlimited

Unlimited

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