Windows MultiPoint Server 2012
Published: January 28, 2013
Applies To: Windows MultiPoint Server 2012
Windows® MultiPoint® Server 2012 Standard and Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Premium are Windows solutions that allow multiple users, each with their own independent and familiar Windows experience, to simultaneously share one computer. (Unless otherwise noted, all references to MultiPoint Server refer to Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Standard and Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Premium.)
User stations, consisting of a monitor, keyboard, and mouse, are directly connected to the host computer through USB or video cables. Because MultiPoint Server is a genuine Microsoft published software product, when properly licensed, you are eligible to receive support by Microsoft or an authorized partner. This gives you the full capabilities of Windows, access to all the latest updates, and confidence that you are achieving the experience you expect.
Because MultiPoint Server enables multiple users to share one computer, it can provide a low-cost alternative to traditional computing scenarios where each user has their own computer. MultiPoint Server also provides an easy management solution for MultiPoint Server system administration known as MultiPoint Manager and an easy management solution for day-to-day administration, known as MultiPoint Dashboard.
For information about using and managing MultiPoint Server, see the following topics:
Planning a Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 Deployment
Deploying Windows MultiPoint Server 2012 (coming soon)