Plan for Windows Server Essentials
Prepare to deploy Windows Server Essentials with tools and resources to help you inventory applications and hardware, assess compatibility, and understand compatibility and licensing considerations.
Before you install
Before You Install
Review this documentation for information about tasks you need to perform before installing Windows Server 2012 Essentials.
Information about issues that you may encounter when you install and run the Windows Server 2012 Essentials server software.
System Requirements for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Defines the recommended minimum hardware requirements for Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and additional hardware and software requirements.
System Requirements for Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Review the minimum hardware and software requirements before you install.
Explore installation and deployment options
Install and Configure Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials
Use this article to learn how to install and configure Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, the most recent version of Windows Server Essentials.
Install and Configure Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Use this article to learn how to install and configure Windows Server 2012 Essentials
Hosted Windows Server 2012 Essentials
This document includes information that is specific to hosters who intend to deploy Windows Server 2012 Essentials in their lab and offer it as a service to their customers.
Licensing and Pricing FAQ
Information about features, licenses, and pricing for Windows Server 2012 editions, including Windows Server 2012 Essentials (see page 14).