Upgrading from SBS2008 to 2012 Essentials


  • I'm upgrading from SBS2008 to 2012 Essentials.  I understand that Essentials does not include everything that SBS did (Exchange, DC, DHCP, AD, DNS, SharePoint Companyweb, etc), so I'm guessing that I will need multiple servers.  I'm trying to figure out how to apportion and configure my overall system.

    I have seen posts that indicate a recommendation to set up 2012 Standard R2 on the 1st physical server with Essentials R2 on a virtual server.  And then using other virtual servers for other functions.  Why would I do that?  I don't understand all the advantages and disadvantages of how to set up the various functions.  Should I put Exchange server on a totally different physical machine, a server #2?

    My number 1 server is a HP Proliant DL160 with dual quad core, 24GB ram and hardware RAID.  What would you think would be best to install on that server and what would you put on another server?


    Sunday, March 09, 2014 6:13 PM


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