Run PowerShell scripts on Windows Server

I you are unable to run PowerShell scripts on your Windows Server 2008(R2) or 2012(R2) with this error message: *powershell_script*cannot be loaded because the execution of scripts is disabled on this system" you can execute te following command to enable PowerShell scripts to run.

x86 Open C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe Run the command powershell Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

x64 Open C:\Windows\SysWOW64\cmd.exe Run the command powershell Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned

Server 2012 Editions and Comparison Overview

Microsoft has reviewed the Server editions of Windows in Server 2012. Their is no more Enterprise edition. Also the limit of one CPU per Datacenter Host license has been changed to 2 CPU's per Host.

For the full overview of editions and a comparison between them download your overview.

Why Hyper-V?

VMware or Microsoft's Hyper-V? Get the comparison here!

In this article: Competitive Advantages of Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V & Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 over the VMware vSphere Hypervisor and vSphere 5.1

Windows Server 2012 introduction

Windows Server powers many of the worlds' largest datacenters, enables small businesses around the world, and delivers value to organizations of all sizes in between. Windows Server 2012 redefines the server category, delivering hundreds of new features and enhancements spanning virtualization, networking, storage, user experience, cloud computing, automation, and more. Simply put, Windows Server 2012 helps you transform your IT operations to reduce costs and deliver a whole new level of business value.
Download the Windows Server 2012 evaluation and learn what it can do for you today.


Beyond Virtualization

Offers a dynamic, multitenant infrastructure to help you scale and secure workloads and build a private cloud. Windows Server 2012 can help you provide:

Complete Virtualization Platform

A fully-isolated, multitenant environment with tools that can help guarantee service level agreements, enable usage-based chargeback, and support self-service delivery.

Improved Scalability and Performance

A high-density, scalable environment that you can modify to perform at an optimum level based on your needs.

Connecting to Cloud Services

A common identity and management framework to enable highly secure and reliable cross-premises connectivity.

The Power of Many Servers, the Simplicity of One

Delivers a highly available and easy to manage cloud-optimized platform. Windows Server 2012 can help you provide:

Flexible Storage

Diverse storage choices that can help you achieve high performance, availability, and storage resource efficiency through virtualization and storage conservation.

Continuous Availability

New and improved features that provide cost-effective, highly available services with protection against a wide range of failure scenarios.

Management Efficiency

Automation of a broad set of management tasks and simplified deployment of workloads as you move toward full, lights-out automation.

Every App, Any Cloud

Offers a cloud-optimized server platform that gives you the flexibility to build and deploy applications and websites on-premises, in the cloud, or across both. Windows Server 2012 can help you deliver:

Flexibility to Build On-Premises and in the Cloud 

A consistent set of tools and frameworks that enables developers to build symmetrical or hybrid applications across the datacenter and the cloud.

A Scalable and Elastic Infrastructure 

New features to help you increase website density and efficiency, plus frameworks, services, and tools to increase the scalability and elasticity of modern applications.

An Open Web and App Development Environment 

An open platform that enables mission-critical applications and provides enhanced support for open standards, open-source applications, and various development languages.

Modern Workstyle, Enabled

Provides users with flexible access to data and applications while simplifying management and maintaining security, control, and compliance. Windows Server 2012 can help you offer:             

Access to Applications and Data from Virtually Anywhere, Any Device 

Seamless, on-demand access to virtualized work environments from virtually anywhere.

A Full Windows Experience Anywhere 

A personalized and rich user experience from virtually any device that adapts to different network conditions quickly and responsively.

Enhanced Data Security and Compliance 

Granular access to data and corporate resources based on strong identity, data classification, and centralized policy administration and auditing.