What would you change in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials? Home Server Show 249

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  1. Greg says:

    I'm a loyal listener and just heard this podcast today. I have listened to the many discussions about using Server 2012 to replace WHS2011 and just don't get it. The few benefits it has over WHS2011 are just not worth the $399 (Tiger Direct) this software costs. Hell, I built my entire WHS 2011 for ~$250. There is no way that this regular guy would ever spend $400 for software that has little additional value and some funky install issues that were discussed on this podcast.

    I consider myself pretty darned technical when it comes to PCs (my EE degree helps), but even I don't understand all the issues discussed relative to "domains". You guys have got to remember that many of us listening are not full-time IT professionals. Please bring some of the discussion back down to our level.

    I love your podcasts and my WHS2011 box. It has been rock solid and has worked flawlessly the one time I had to do a bare-metal backup.

    P.S. What about Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation? I see it promoted on MS websites but have never heard you guys discuss it.