Join Timothy Pintello for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding Server 2012 editions, part of Windows Server 2012: Installation and Configuration.
…Let's go ahead and…look at the various editions of server that are available from Microsoft.…The reason we want to look at the different editions of server that…are available is because each edition has its own strengths and weaknesses.…And we want you to be able to make an informed decision about…which edition serves your needs.…The first edition we're going to look at is the Datacenter edition.…This is the premiere edition of Server and is intended for high-end applications.…Some of the high-end applications you may run with this server may be…virtualization servers or large databases.…
This server also supports up to 64 processors and…also has fault-tolerant features that make it a more robust server to…use in such high demanding environments.…The next server to look at is the Standard edition.…The Standard edition has all the features of the Datacenter with…one major exception.…That major exception is it only supports two concurrent virtual machines.…This means that you cannot use this server for a virtual environment.…
Learn how to choose an edition that's right for your setup, install Windows Server 2012 and the VirtualBox drivers, and then configure the services and roles on your new server. Timothy also shows how to set up local storage and manage Windows Server in one of two ways: through the command line or with the simple admin interface that ships with Windows Server.
- Installing Windows Server 2012
- Installing VirtualBox drivers
- Configuring server roles
- Configuring services
- Configuring disk and file systems
- Using alternative administration methods
Skill Level Beginner
Q: Why can't I get my servers to talk to each other when I attempt to add a standalone computer virtual machine (VM) to my domain VM in VirtualBox?
A: Check the following settings if you are having this problem.
- Are your VMs' network adapters set to host-only?
- Do all your VMs have the correct IP address?
- Do all your VMs have the default gateway set to the same IP address of the host-only adapter in your domain controller VM?
- Is your DHCP server set up to manage the same IP address range of the IP address you are attempting to manually enter into your standalone server's VM?