Adding Windows Stoarge Server 2012 to Small Business Server 2008

Are there any issues with adding Windows Storage Server 2012 to a Small Business Server 2008 domain as a member server ?

And what is the best way to do this ?

Michael GreenSenior IT Consultant / IT Project ManagerAsked:
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StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
I presume you mean a 2012 server with the FSRM role installed? - This is fine you can add as many 2012 servers as you wish! :)
StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
Michael GreenSenior IT Consultant / IT Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
Thanks...but I believe Storage Server already comes with FSRM already installed Stuart.

The questions here were :
1. Are there any issues with adding 2012 to SBS2008 as a member server
2. How best to do that ?
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StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
No there isn't and you just add to the domain as you would any client
StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
Server manager > domain membership
Michael GreenSenior IT Consultant / IT Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
Stuart....I can't find that.  Are there steps missing ?
StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
In Server Manager, select Local Server in the left pane.
In the right pane of Server Manager under Properties, click WORKGROUP.

In the System Properties dialog on the Computer Name tab, click Change.

In the Computer Name/Domain Changes dialog, click Domain, type the FQDN of your Active Directory domain and click OK.
Michael GreenSenior IT Consultant / IT Project ManagerAuthor Commented:
Stuart - that's exactly the same method as the 'old' way through Control Panel, System.

Great - so nothing different or special with Windows Storage Server 2012 - just add it to the SBS2008 domain using the 'old' method.
StuartTechnical Architect - CloudCommented:
Pretty much yes both versions (workgroup and standard) have the ability to be added to a domain. So it's just a case of joining to your domain

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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
However there is also an Essentials version of Storage Server 2012.    And you might find it friendlier with SBS.
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