Downplay The UpgradeAre some of your customers having network troubles after upgrading to Windows Server 2012? Or maybe they're hesitant to make the jump in the first place. Console cosmetics and wasted wages aside, Microsoft's latest server OS comes with enough concrete business reasons to make some organizations think twice about making the switch.
With the popularity of CRN's tutorial on how to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7, the CRN Test Center thought people might want to downgrade from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2008 for some of the same reasons. But what we found were even more compelling reasons not to upgrade in the first place. Here are the top five reasons not to upgrade to Windows Server 2012,in order of their potential impact on the enterprise.
1. No SharePoint Or Exchange Support
As difficult as it may be to believe, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 will not support Exchange 2013 or SharePoint 2013. According to a spokesperson of the company both of which are supported by their respective versions SP1 in early 2014,but no further details.Making the lack of support for some of the most popular products for Microsoft own the # 1 reason for not updated.
To learn more about the development of one of these products, visit or monitor Exchange 2013 support page and SharePoint 2013 support pages.Interestingly mentioned or SharePoint site from Windows Server 2012 R2 and Exchange issues.
2. No Direct Upgrade Path For SBS Or WSE
When the time of expansion for customers who currently Windows Server or Small Business Server Essentials comes,it will be 2012 R2 or Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials directed from Windows Server Standard or Datacenter.The update process is well documented.It is also long and tortuous.There are eight main steps each of four to ten additional substeps. This process applies to each operating SBS 2003,2008,2011 (Standard or Essentials) or Windows Server 2012 Essentials. It also includes organizations with Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard or Datacenter together with the role of Major Experience.The only positive aspect in all this seems to be that Redmond continues to consolidate its SKUs.
3.WS2012 Can Run Virtually
You can run Windows Server 2012 in a virtual machine running Windows Server 2008 R2,if they have Service Pack 1 and applied for a review.It is clear from the review page,will WS2008 WS2012 SP2 not running and practically perform other applicable restrictions.Is on the Enterprise and Data center and supports up to four virtual processors.Here is the complete list of what will be running as a guest host on a Windows Server 2008.
For clients that are running smoothly in Windows Server 2008. it can be even more reasons to their service technicians to the many winding paths of Win set to subdue server upgrade Ville stay.Apart from the time that migrate to the server client,data,printers,virtual machines,and all services should also consider the cost of the work,training, unforeseen problems and possible malfunctions associated with migration.We are not pushing all of our customers to improve,said David Hafke co- founder of Fairdinkum Consulting,in New York and systems engineering company network.Windows 2008 R2 works very well and we see no reason,buyers should spend the money.A partner of Microsoft preferably Fairdinkum virtualization capabilities of VMware despite the progress Microsoft has made it and its network stack made.Link Aggregation is great but VMware has been doing that forever.And do not use the Hyper -V technology so that apart from the improvements there Microsoft did nothing except destroy the surface.When Server 2012 offers some features that should have the customer to run the business,could be better4. That Dang Metro UI
We scratched our heads at the sight of Microsoft's Modern.