My current local area network consists of a SBS2003 server, 5 Windows 7 Pro machines and 2 Window XP Pro virtual machines (VM). the Windows XP machines are required to run some legacy 32-bit applications that do not support Windows 7 pro.
I plan to migrate SBS2003 server to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essential Server, and I have already migrated the mailboxes from on-premise exchange 2003 server that is a part of SBS2003 server) to a cloud-based mail service provider. I am following the Microsoft procedure in the link below to migrate from SBS2003 to Server 2012 R2 Essential Server.
As per the link above, I can migrate existing Windows 7 PCs to the new Windows server 2012 R2 Essential server by using Windows server connector. However as per the same link, the connector does not support Windows XP PCs. Does it means that I no longer use Windows XP machines in the new Windows 2012 R2 Essential Server, or there is a way to manually join Windows XP machines to the new server?