2012 comes with a completely revamped user interface, Server Manager has been redesigned with an emphasis on easing management of multiple servers.The operating system, like Windows 8, uses the UI unless installed in Server Core mode. Windows PowerShell in this version has over 2300 command lets, compared with around 200 in Windows Server 2008 R2. There is also command auto-completion.
You can view additional details on the microsoft website.
We would recommend a minimum of 2 nodes for this deployment.
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