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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard

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Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition takes full advantage of Microsoft SQL Azure to offer scalability of databases from in-application out to the cloud.Included are tools for resource pooling, for self-service management and for utility-like operations that enhance support for using Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition in virtualized environments.

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 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition offers increased uptime and better database recovery. With new support for Windows Server Core, the time required for the server to be down so that operating system patches can be applied has been cut in half.

With Database Recovery Advisor, major changes have been made to give database administrators more flexibility in how they restore databases with SQL Server Management Studio. The capability for cost-effect and fully redundant data protection has been added to SQL Server Management Studio with the new option to move logical copies of SQL Server databases directly to Microsoft SQL Azure.

 Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition makes it easier to manage access levels to and standard format of databases on both the server and in deployed application for individual users and groups.

With User-Defined Server Roles, server access can be easily fine-tuned to function and/or department.  For example, database programmers and database administrators need separate permissions for databases. Now you can create a role, with appropriate access, for administrators and programmers and assign specific user accounts to that role.

Default Schema for Groups enables you to assign a default database schema to all the users within a Windows group account, making it easy to customize the schema for each group.  

Reporting is also enhanced in Microsoft SQL Server 2012 with several new tools. Reporting Services, which is administered using a web interface, lets you prepare and deliver a wide array of printed and interactive reports within your organization.

Report Builder has an easy-to-use and intuitive interface that enables end users to build customized reports.

Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office lets end users perform predictive analysis on data using Excel.

Important: Data Mining Add-ins for Microsoft Office are not supported in Microsoft Office 365 or Microsoft Office 2016.

Database development has improved in Microsoft SQL 2012 Standard Edition. SQL Server Data Tools give developers an integrated development environment, while the Data-tier Application Framework (DACFx) simplifies deployment and management of database applications from the server to the cloud.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition makes it much easier to manage content as an integrated part of an application. FileTable, which is new to this edition, streamlines content management in FILESTREAM blob storage. Full-text indexing has been enhanced for better performance and improved search functionality.

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition supports both relational and non-relational data. It includes the ability to extend data across heterogeneous environments with industry standard APIs (ADO.NET, ODBC, JDBC, PDO, and, ADO) using a variety of platforms including PHP, C and C++, Java, Linux, and .NET.

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SQL Server System Requirements

These are minimum system requirements for installing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Version RAM CPU
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard 32-Bit 1 GB 1GHz Pentium III-compatible processor or higher
Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard 64-Bit 1 GB 1.4GHz AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support

Minimum Disk Space Requirements for Each Module

Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Module Disk Space Needed
Database Engine and data files, Replication, Full-Text Search, and Data Quality Services 811 MB
Analysis Services and data files 345 MB
Reporting Services and Report Manager 304 MB
Integration Services 591 MB
Client Components (other than SQL Server Books Online components and Integration Services tools) 1823 MB
SQL Server Books Online 200 MB

Minimum Software Requirements

This software must be installed on the server where you will be running Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition:

  • Internet Explorer 7 or a more recent version is needed for Microsoft Management Console (MMC), SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT), the Report Designer component of Reporting Services, and HTML Help.
  • Although Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard does not install or enable Windows PowerShell 2.0, having Windows PowerShell 2.0 installed is a prerequisite for Database Engine components and SQL Server Management Studio.
  • If Setup reports that Windows PowerShell 2.0 is not installed, you can install or enable it by following the instructions from Microsoft on the Windows Management Framework page.
  • .NET 3.5 SP1 is a requirement for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition when you choose Database Engine, Reporting Services, Replication, Master Data Services, Data Quality Services, or SQL Server Management Studio. However, .NET 3.5 SP1 is no longer installed by SQL Server Setup.
  • If you run Setup on a computer with either the Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 OS or Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 OS, and you do not have .NET 3.5 SP1, then SQL Server Setup prompts you to download and install.NET 3.5 SP1 before it will continue the SQL Server installation.
  • The error message includes a link to the Microsoft download center, or you can download .NET 3.5 SP1 from Windows Update. To prevent interruption during SQL Server Setup, you should download and install .NET 3.5 SP1 prior to running SQL Server Setup.
  • If you run Setup on a computer with the Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 OS, .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 must be enabled before you begin installing Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition.
  • .NET 4.0 is a requirement for Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Standard Edition, and SQL Server Setup installs .NET 4.0 during the feature installation step.

SQL Server Setup installs the following required software components:

  • .NET Framework 4 1
  • SQL Server Native Client
  • SQL Server Setup support files

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