Please note that this question is about Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2 and not Windows Server 2012R2. My main goal is to ensure that this small business get as much of the benefits that Essentials Experience has to offer.
Situation is a very small network of 1 sever (currently 2008) and 5 workstations
So would I be better off with creating a new domain or joining the new server to the existing one and then remove the old server once the roles are transferred.
Considering the size of this network, very small (so easy to join PCs to new domain if need be), what are the pros and cons of each approach. I am a bit concerned that if I join the new server to the existing domain that the "Essentials Experience" will not work as designed. Additionally, if we keep the current domain, would using the connector on the PCs result in having to recreate/rebuild their profiles (desktop, setting up email, etc. etc.). Pros? Cons? Suggestion? Thanks!
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