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Can I installed Server 2008r2 as a file server?? reason being I need a backup solution and ideally want to user Symantec Backup Exec 2012
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yes shouldnt be an issue unless your have 2012 domain level and you want the 2008r2 to be a dc
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also with bex 2012 make sure you get min of SP3
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Yes, of course.

You will probably want to manage that server from your Server 2012 Management Console, though -- to do that, follow this blog post:
http://rdsrc.us/7sSlCv

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The DC is staying as Server 2012 Standard I think we might have installed domain level 2012 -this will be an issue then right with server 2008r2 as a file server?
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sure as long as there are no plans to make it into a DC will be ok
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Sorted - that's helped me a lot :)

Do you know much about exchange certificates? im having a ball ache - with error msgs on client pcs
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My suggestion open another question makes it more neat when getting replies. Also dont forget that SP3 on BEX 2012. Will save you a lot of hassle
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mfmsupport,

If your question has been answered, you need to close it out by selecting the comment(s) which provided the solution.

So far, you have asked a number of questions on the site and have either not responded to the expert who commented, or have not selected the solution.  Please don't abandon your questions.

Thank you.

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Let's try this again--- please read what I wrote above --- the idea here at EE is that you need to select the comment which provided the solution.  My last comment did nothing of the sort.

Therefore, I am going to request that a moderator re-open this question so you can close it correctly.

Thank you.
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