Solved

Windows server replacement

Posted on 2014-01-08
3
253 Views
Last Modified: 2014-01-12
I maintain the network of a small company
There is a Windows 2003 server with the following functionalities for the users :  file system, active directory, DHCP, DNS, WINS, RAS and SQL !
I will replace it, it becomes too old.
Two questions :
Shall I install Windows server 2008 or 2012 on the new hardware ?
Where can I find an easy way documentation for the migration ?
0
Comment
Question by:LeTay
3 Comments
 
LVL 12

Accepted Solution

by:
aindelicato earned 250 total points
ID: 39765677
Server 2008 still has full support until 2020 ..and I prefer 2008 over 2012 as 2012 is night/day, though full of features.

I would also recommend splitting these roles if at all possible.

You can keep AD, DHCP, DNS on the same server, but put file server and sql on a different server.

Microsoft has migration guides for any direction you go in.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:pgm554
ID: 39765691
You running SBS?
If so ,I'd go to 2011.
0
 
LVL 54

Assisted Solution

by:McKnife
McKnife earned 250 total points
ID: 39771866
Hi.
> Server 2008 still has full support until 2020
- not quite. "Full" support means feature updates and not only security updates. 2008+2008 R2 will leave the full (="mainstream"-) support phase next year, 2012+2012 R2 will leave that phase 2018. The extended support for 2008ers however lasts until 2020 (while to 2023 for the 2012ers).
0

Featured Post

Optimizing Cloud Backup for Low Bandwidth

With cloud storage prices going down a growing number of SMBs start to use it for backup storage. Unfortunately, business data volume rarely fits the average Internet speed. This article provides an overview of main Internet speed challenges and reveals backup best practices.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Back in July, I blogged about how Microsoft's new server pricing model, combined with the end of the Small Business Server package, would result in significant cost increases for many small businesses (see SBS End of Life: Microsoft Punishes Small B…
Citrix XenApp, Internet Explorer 11 set to Enterprise Mode and using central hosted sites.xml file.
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…

810 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question