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Windows Server essentials 2016 and a gen8


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Hi all,


This is my very first post in these forums so I am sorry if this topic is listed somewhere else on one of the other threads. 


I've been using WHS 2011 for a number of years on a gen8. It boots from a SSD drive on the ODD slot and the remaining 4 drive bays are used for media/document storage. I also use drive bender to maintain duplication of some of the shared folders in place of a RAID configuration. 

 

I am considering upgrading to Windows Server Essentials 2016 to ensure that the OS remains as secure as it can be. 

 

Has anyone been through a similar upgrade and if so, can you share your experiences

 

Thanks in advance

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Thanks Webdoc, yeah, I wanted to know if anyone had any experiences in creating a server that was utilising a more recent version of Windows server and would work in a similar way to WHS. I don't mind doing a fresh install if that's what it takes. I just don't want to make the jump into WSE2016 and find there are loads of issues that I didn't forsee.

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Is the client backup for WSE2016 any better than WHS2011?

I often see client backups taking a long time without any network activity, disk activity on client side or server side. It is just there waiting something to happen. Does that also happen on WS2016?

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On 23/01/2018 at 4:00 PM, dude1922@outlook.com said:

Is the client backup for WSE2016 any better than WHS2011?

I often see client backups taking a long time without any network activity, disk activity on client side or server side. It is just there waiting something to happen. Does that also happen on WS2016?

 

I'm running 2016 Essentials on mine. When i ran the upgrade (from 2012 R2 Essentials, but i have since done a clean install) it noted that the matrox video might not be supported. i found a suitable drive, but i'm 99% certain i didnt actually need to install it, everything works fine.

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