Upgrading to Windows Server 2012 Standard from SBS 2011
We currently have a dedicated Windows SBS 2011 Box in the office with an i5, 16GB of memory & a 2x 2TB Sata3 HDDs running Raid1. For some reason the server is really slow and I've tried various things to try and get it to speed up with little success. I am now considering building a new server but I think that VMs is going to be the better way to go but I could really do with some advice so that I get our new server(s) configuration right and not have to revisit it in 12 months time.
If I out line our requirements could somebody please advice a server setup that will work for us.
- We have 18 users, increasing to 30ish over the next 3 years
- We'll need the standard stuff like Active Directory, VPN, DNS, DHCP, File Sharing
- Microsoft Exchange 2010 with OWA
- 2 x Website Applications (Kayako Fusion & TargetProcess)
Do I go with a super box running 2 or 3 VMs or 3 separate dedicate servers etc.
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Migrating Data, Policies and Active Director - SBS 2011 Essentials to 2012 Standard
I am trying to migrate from one server to another. The source server is Windows SBS 2011 Essentials and the destination server is Windows 2012 Standard.
I'd like to migrate, data, policies, printers, shares, policies and active directory.
Is this possible with a migration tool? What are the proper steps?
I can't find a relevant article to my situation in terms of migrating from 2011 SBS Essentials to 2012 Standard.