2008 Upgrade

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
HI all

We currently have 2  (1 PDC, 1 Exchange 2010) servers running 2008 Std Ed. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to upgrade to 2008 R2, if so, have any of you done it and did you experience any problems?
Question by:DJMohr
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    The benefits that moving to R2 are negligable.

    Updating your domain controller to R2 and raising the domain/forest level to R2 does give a few added features, but not much to write home about IMO.  The biggest benefit would be the AD Recycle Bin which allows you to recover deleted users with minimal pain.

    Upgrading your Exchange server doesn't really add much value.  Most of the value of running 2008 R2 for Exchange 2010 comes in when you do the install, but again, not much to write home about IMO.

    The pain/risk you will go through to do this upgrade vs. the benefits isn't really justified.
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