No - most here run standard Windows Server or some flavor or Linux. Essentials is only for SUPER tiny environments (I think it's limited to 25 connections)... a version that at least with 2012 didn't require User CALs, making it significantly cheaper for super tiny shops that required Windows, but once you hit over 25, you got a HUGE upgrade cost i.e. full server license and 25+ CALs.
Yep. It is generally not reliable either. At least earlier version weren't. Throw all MS services on one piece of underpowered hardware and then throw all your apps over it. What could go wrong?
I guess i was lucky - when they started calling it Essentials - there weren't that many services left - File/Print/AD/DNS/DHCP and what WSUS? that's all pretty typical single box stuff in my mind. WSUS could be shit for sure, but the rest can work together no issues.
Back when it was SBS server and had Exchange and possibly a corporate firewall and SQL server - OMG - yeah, kill me now!.
That's just the out of the box stuff that can be simple solved off windows very easily ;)
Dont forget that these businesses like to throw quickbooks and other poorly made sofware on their Essentials server including these other services which are already too much to have on one box IMO. It's 2019, virtualize :)
It would be interesting to know if Essentials allows for the install of 3rd party software like that?
QuickBooks is the reason I have so many Essentials servers out there. If the environment is large enough where you can't just make one computer "the server" and share QuickBooks from there, Server Essentials goes in along with QuickBooks Database manager and its 25 year old architecture and you call it a day.
I'm trying to do this now and my ADSI edit doesn't show the ForestDNSZone. Assuming my TLD/Domain was contoso.com, I should be plugging in this, right? No worky... Not sure why.
Are you working on a single domain or one root domain with multiple subdomains?
(*&@^$(@ Thing. Apparently, you need spaces in between the commas. This is dumb, though. Some places, this doesn't matter and others, you can't have spaces, and then this requires a space. Stupid thing.
Good article. There is ZERO reason to have a GUI on a Domain Controller. Everything can be done through Server Manager on Windows 10/8
You mean RSAT ;)
Both? You can do a lot of directory management through Server Manager as well.
Ok, agree. Just don't like the Server Manager this much, ugly interface. I want to be sure WHICH drive on WHICH host I'm going to format for example. But that is just my personal opinion and I'm more or less a console fetishist ;)
But when it comes to ADSIedit or AD sites, you really want to have RSAT.
Those options are generally only there is RSAT is installed.
They don't treat the "business" that you work for as seriously as American or European (or Nicaraguan in my case)
That's the first time anyone ever referred to Latin America as "serious" in business. The work ethic of Latin America, besides the lowest level of worker, is horrible. It was like pulling teeth to get things done in Costa Rica when I was running Vegas Club Room. And then we start mentioning South, especially Brazil, holy f[moderated]!
Costa Rica has a reputation for work issues even in Central America, I would not use that as the standard. I've not seem similar issues in Panama, for example. Nicaragua I am still getting to know.
It's OpenVPN and IPSec, I've used both a ton. No concerns there at all. But it doesn't do what Pertino does. While both are VPNs, they are completely different things. Pertino is a hosted full mesh. Ubiquiti, like any hardware VPN, is a site to site VPN. ** There are very few times that both would be an option for the same network.**
Really? I could see this being useful in my case where I have 4 remote locations using Site to Site, and for my mobile users they could use Pertino.
Thanks guys for all the help! I'm going to fix this...except I somehow lost access to the vSphere lab...I opened a helpdesk request but likely it'll be tomorrow before I can get access again. The helpdesk here, internally, is not particularly quick...