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1 Server 2012 R2 Essentials - What’s new ? Bart #techninebe Technine Group

2 SERVER DEPLOYMENT Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can be installed as a member server in a domain. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials can be installed on a physical server or as a virtual machine, depending on the OEM’s configuration. You can have more than one server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials in your network. As part of your installation process, you can opt to install Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials as a virtual machine by following instructions in a wizard.

3 CLIENT DEPLOYMENT The Connector can be used to connect to a server running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials from a remote location. The Connector can trigger automatic VPN dialing in domain- joined clients, so that customers can always be connected to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials when they are working off premise. The Connector can be configured to connect to other servers running Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials without reinstallation. The Connector performance has been improved by reducing its memory and CPU usage.

4 USERS & GROUPS You can create user groups and add user accounts to them. User account permissions can be managed through their user group memberships. If your server is integrated with Office 365, you can manage your Office 365 distribution groups from the Dashboard.

5 SERVER STORAGE Folder management on a second server in a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials network You can create shared folders on a secondary server while keeping the same Universal Naming Convention (UNC) path prefix. Server Folder quota You can specify a space quota for a Server Folder. You receive an alert when a Server Folder size grows beyond its defined quota.

6 DATA PROTECTION Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials includes improved File History. – File History backups are configured per user instead of per device. – Also, you can automatically restore your data through File History backups on a new computer, if your old computer is no longer functional or is unavailable. – The first time you log on to your new computer in the network, you are prompted to restore your files from your File History backups.

7 HEALTH REPORTS Health Reports is integrated with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, and it no longer needs to be installed as an add-in. – The Home page includes the Alerts and Reports tabs. Depending on your business needs, you can customize the system health reports to display items that you want to monitor

8 OFFICE 365 INTEGRATION The following functionalities are available when Office 365 is integrated with Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials: – SharePoint Libraries management Manage your Office 365 SharePoint Libraries from the Dashboard. – Office 365 distribution groups management Manage your Office 365 distribution groups from the Dashboard.

9 MOBILE DEVICES If your server is integrated with Office 365, you can manage your mobile devices by using the Exchange Active Sync functionalities, for example, you can define access from a mobile device, set up password policies, and perform a remote wipe of the mobile device.

10 CLIENT FULL SYSTEM RESTORE You can create a client restore service by using the Set Up Client Restore Service task, and you can perform client full system restore over the network instead of using an image that is saved on a DVD.

11 REMOTE WEB ACCESS Remote Web Access experience is updated. – Remote Web Access is optimized for touch devices and enhanced with rich HTML5 support.

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