Two days later, the beta was released to the public via the Microsoft Download Center. The remaining languages were available around August IT professionals with TechNet subscriptions were able to download Windows Server R2 and obtain product keys for English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish variants beginning August 14 and all remaining languages beginning August Volume licensing customers without an SA were able to purchase Windows Server R2 through volume licensing by September 1. Additionally, qualifying students have been able to download Windows Server R2 Standard edition in 15 languages from the Microsoft Imagine program known as DreamSpark at the time.
However, they still provide the R2 release. The Server Core feature is available in the Web, Standard, Enterprise and Datacenter editions. Updates. About Windows Server R2 Essentials, Performing a Clean Windows Server R2 Installation Before embarking on the installation of Windows Server R2, it is important to first Windows Server R2 Enterprise Edition. Differences in the Editions based on Server Roles. Role, Web, Standard, Enterprise, Datacenter, Itanium, Foundation, HPC. Active Directory Certificate services, X.