Download Windows Server 2012 R2

Windows Server is a key ingredient of the Cloud OS. With Windows Server, in conjunction with the developer technologies within the Cloud OS, you can build modern business applications. Modern business applications often span on-premises and the public cloud.

Modern business applications have:

  • Rapid application lifecycles
  • Access to any data, any size, anywhere
  • Span multiple devices
  • Are secure and available

For more information, see the Windows Server 2012 R2 product details page.

Download instructions

  1. Review the Windows Server 2012 R2 system requirements
  2. To register, download, and install the full-featured software for a 180-day trial period, click one of the versions below
  3. Receive emails with resources to guide you through your evaluation period

Select a version:

Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter ISO
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter VHD
Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter on Microsoft Azure


ISO available in: Chinese (Simplified); English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Russian

VHD available in: English

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Access technical product resources—such as evaluation guides, training courses, and forums—on the Windows Server 2012 R2 resource page.

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