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Windows Server 2012 Essentials to replace Windows Home Server 2011?

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jcollison

Let's say it's transforming. Most of the current features will live in Windows Server 2012 Essentials...at about 4 times the current price.

 

BTW...last I heard...v1 and 2011 still work. Just making sure everyone was still breathing....

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tojoski

Let's say it's transforming. Most of the current features will live in Windows Server 2012 Essentials...at about 4 times the current price.

 

BTW...last I heard...v1 and 2011 still work. Just making sure everyone was still breathing....

 

In my case, 10x the price.. and Server Essentials 2012 will be domain only.. been down that road in a home environment and don't care to ever go back.

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jmwills

Just the other day I was thinking about moving everything over to Essentials. I guess I should head to Vegas and play the tables a little!!!

 

I also just registered the domain homeserveressentials.com

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Joe_Miner

Well, there you have it:

http://tinkertry.com...ome-server-2012

http://www.theverge....er-discontinued

at least we finally now have a much better idea of what happens next!

 

Thoughts?

Paul Thurrott:

RIP, Windows Home Server

http://www.winsupers...e-server-143619

 

Mary Jo Foley:

Microsoft confirms enthusiasts' fears: No more versions of Windows Home Server

http://www.zdnet.com...ver-7000000348/

Let's say it's transforming. Most of the current features will live in Windows Server 2012 Essentials...at about 4 times the current price.

 

BTW...last I heard...v1 and 2011 still work. Just making sure everyone was still breathing....

In my case, 10x the price.. and Server Essentials 2012 will be domain only.. been down that road in a home environment and don't care to ever go back.

 

1. Thanks Paul for the fantastic links. I always like to get Paul & Mary Jo's perspective.

2. Good point Jim -- by the time WHS2011 hits EOL we would have been thru 2 or 3 more cycles -- we got lots of time to think this out.

3. Tojoski -- that brings up probably the major thing that annoys me about SBS2011e when messing with it and I assume we'll get it with S2012e -- what to do about "domain" in our hme environment. I guess i need help getting up that learning curve -- how to bend it to my will :D

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jmwills

The big drawback about running the domain at home are the usernames and permissions. It will not meet with the WFE!

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Joe_Miner

The big drawback about running the domain at home are the usernames and permissions. It will not meet with the WFE!

 

It's essential (grin) I maintain essential WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor) -- doesn't MS consider these things because it's quite essential :P

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tojoski

That was the great thing about WHS in the small business.. You could deploy it to a mixed network of XP Home, Vista, ect.. and reap the backup benefits...

 

So I guess now it's Storage Server 2008 that falls into that non-domain category right? And that's only available to OEM's such as Western Digital as an embedded product right?

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tinkererguy

Oh boy, indeed, that domain issue is bad, with this little update just in (within the hour) from Paul Thurrott:

*UPDATE: Windows Home Server has been cancelled along with Windows Small Business Server Standard. Windows Server 2012 Essentials is indeed an update to Windows Small Server Essentials 2011, and is domain-only, so is not applicable to home users.

http://www.winsupers...revealed-143615

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