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Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials (the latest version of Windows Server Essentials), is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. An ideal first server, Windows Server Essentials can also be used as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses. It provides a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution to help protect data, organize and access business information from virtually anywhere, support the applications needed to run a business, and quickly connect to online services for email and backup.

Windows Server Essentials is now also available as the Windows Server Essentials Experience server role in the Standard and Datacenter editions of Windows Server 2012 R2. Installing Windows Server Essentials Experience in Windows Server provides you with all the features and functionalities (such as the Dashboard, client computer backups, and Remote Web Access) of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials without the locks and limits that are imposed on it.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials is the previous version of Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials.