Windows Server 2012 Essentials Release Candidate is available for download

Download the RC of Server 2012 EssentialsOverview

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business 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 that helps them reduce costs and be more productive.  Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials is an ideal first server, and it can also be used as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses.

Windows Server 2012 Release Candidate Essentials enables small businesses to protect, centralize, organize and access their applications and information from almost anywhere using virtually any device.  Additionally, Essentials has the ability to grow as your business grows, providing an elastic solution that allows you to purchase and then perform an in-place conversion to Windows Server 2012 Standard if your business needs change over time.

“Hey Kevin – did you just copy/paste that text from the download page?”

Yes, I did.   Work smarter, not harder.  Smile

There are also some instructions and important links – again from that page…


Follow the instructions in the Technical Library and use the following product key: M4YNK-GV7CR-GPDCP-4KKJX-2YPP2.
For more information, see the links below: