appfabric caching

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According to this MSDN Blog Post AppFabric is now supported on Server 2012. However I have been unable to create a clustered cache on the standard edition of 2012. I found the following in the event log:

“The High Availability feature of AppFabric Server caching features requires all nodes in the cache cluster to be running Windows Server Enterprise Edition or higher”

That makes perfect sense for Server 2008r2 considering you can’t do any clustering without Enterprise edition, however things have changed with server 2012. According to Microsoft:

“Standard edition now offers all of the same enterprise-class features as Datacenter and is differentiated only by virtualization rights.”

I have commented on the MSDN blog without luck…


Microsoft has finally released a patch to address this issue. The patch can be found here: