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how can I replicate the setup of SBS 2011 in the new windows 2012 r2 environment ?

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Since Microsoft has discontinued SBS 2011, I am trying to figure out how I can replicate the features I liked in the new Windows 2012.
I want AD, local Exchange server,  RWW, OWA etc. and NO damn cloud stuff
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by:Kimputer
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It's almost impossible! First, Exchange isn't meant to be installed on the same server. Second, the pricing! (You will have to pay the full amount of thousands of dollars)
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Actually it's easier than you might imagine.  I would suggest creating a Hyper V Host on the physical box.  Then create your first Hyper V Guest as Windows Server 2012R2, then install the Essentials Role on the server.  This will give you RWA.
Create a second Hyper V Guest for your Exchange Server. The follow this article before installing Exchange  http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj200172.aspx

But you will be paying a lot more for licenses and CALS
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What are the other options. I despise microsoft and their arrogance telling me what I should do
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Based on your requirements, there are no other options. Replicating it on Linux servers is quite a hassle (even if you're a seasoned Linux expert). Then using Exchange alternatives still means you have to buy the Outlook connectors licenses (after that, you still might have problems using android/iphone devices connecting to it). All in all, nothing is really tied neatly together as with SBS.
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That is waht I was afraid of.
Thanks to all
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