The next version of Windows Server, Windows Server 2012, offers business and other users a scalable and cloud-optimized infrastructure. The beta version of Windows Server 2012 (Windows Server “8”) has been available to download from Microsoft TechNet for sometime now.
Metro user interface, Resilient File System (ReFS), Microsoft Online Backup Service, touch-capable Metro-style Remote Desktop, and advanced virtual networking are the highlights of the newest version of Windows Server. To install Windows Server 2012 you need to have a minimum 1.4 GHz 64-bit processor, 512 MB RAM and 32 GB of free disk space.
Users who are already testing or have plans to install and test drive the latest iteration of Windows Server operating system can now download some useful documents from Microsoft.
Microsoft has released a set of troubleshooting guides that help IT professionals and other users learn technical concepts, functionality and troubleshooting methods for various Windows Server 2012 features.
Troubleshooting guides are available for activation technologies, AD DS simplified administration, BitLocker, Cluster-Aware Updating (CAU), DHCP failover, Dynamic access control, Virtualized Domain Controller (VDC), Storage spaces and pools, Hyper-V replica, remote access, remote desktop services, IP address management, servicing, printing, Microsoft online backup service, high availability printing, and DNS access control.
Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8 client users may also like to download Group Policy Settings reference guide to know hidden tweaks in the latest iteration of Windows client and server. Visit this page to download Group Policy Reference guide.