Chapter 1. Introducing Windows Server 2012 R2

Getting to know Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

Planning for Windows Server 2012 R2

Thinking about server roles and Active Directory

Planning for availability, scalability, and manageability

Windows Server 2012 R2 is the most powerful, versatile, and fully featured server operating system from Microsoft yet. If you’ve been using Windows Server operating systems for a while, I think you’ll be impressed. Why? For starters, Windows Server 2012 R2 includes a significantly enhanced operating system kernel, the NT 6.3 kernel. Because Windows 8.1 uses this kernel also, the two operating systems share a common code base and many common features, enabling you to apply readily what you ...

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