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Should I install windows server 2012 r2 essential on a seprate hard drive

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I have a dell server with an adaptec raid controler. I will be using 4 drives in raid 10. Should I install the server on the raid array or install it on a seprated drive. Which is better.
will I be able to join this server (2012 r2 essential )to a 2008 sbs domain controler. thanks
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by:slimpckins28
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I would install it on the raid array...that's the reason for the raid is to keep the server running; unless i'm missing something from your description.

Yes, it can join the SBS domain no problem.
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by:RALPHQC
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I ve read in the past that it's better to have an os drive and then a data drive. I don't know why that will be helpfull? I would like to know if that is needed for todays servers. if yes why? thanks
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it would be if you had high application load and stuff like that.  If you are joining this server to an SBS network, I just figured you didn't.  The point of the OS on a separate drive is to speed up interaction between the subroutines of the OS & the application database on the other.  IT also allows for major file shares to be on one drive while the OS is on another...that why pulling massive data over the network doesn't slow down or mess with the OS running...but again..seeing as you were joining it to an SBS server network, I figured you weren't doing that much.  

And, as a side note, RAID 10 is faster than RAID 5, I use it on my desktop with 6 drives..and its pretty fast already.

any other questions, just ask.
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I was able to install the server 2012 r2 essentials on my new dell server but I cannot join the server to an existing domain. is there a way around this . I saw that only server 2012 r2 with essentials deployed as a role can join an existing domain.
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it didn't work . you cannot join to a windows 2008 sbs.
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