Upgrading from Windows Server Essentials 2012 to Windows Server Standard 2012
Posted on 2014-04-30
I've read a LOT about upgrading from Windows Server Essentials 2012 to Windows Server Standard 2012 BUT, some things have changed since a lot of the articles were written. R2 is now out which brings me to my questions.
We are currently running Windows Server 2012 Essentials and need to upgrade because we are going to go over 25 users soon.
Here are my questions:
1. What version of Server Standard 2012 do we purchase? the original version or R2? (keeping in mind that we are NOT on R2 currently)
2. Can we purchase an OEM base license and then add the CALS?
I don't have a go-to person at Microsoft for licensing and figured one of you have done this before.