Why is there an Upgrade option when running the SBS 2011 Standard Setup?

Why is there an Upgrade option when running the SBS 2011 Standard Setup? – The Official SBS Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/02/17/why-is-there-an-upgrade-option-when-running-the-sbs-2011-standard-setup.aspx

Why is there an upgrade option in a server that does not support an inplace upgrade due to the fact that Exchange doesn’t support an inplace upgrade?


Personally I think it’s there to mess with your mind.  Especially since SBS Essentials and Windows Home Server 2011 built off the very same code base does have a custom setup that doesn’t expose the normal Windows server 2008 r2 boot interface.


Go ahead, click upgrade, I dare ya.  And you’ll find you are right back at that screen and have to choose custom.


 



And yes, bugged during the beta but sometimes you pick your battles.  Not worth the coding cycles on SBS 2011 to waste prettying up the front boot screen.  We’re big boys and girls.  We get the raw boot.  We’re tough.  None of that mamby pamby stuff for our boot sequence thank you very much.

2 Thoughts on “Why is there an Upgrade option when running the SBS 2011 Standard Setup?

  1. Turbomcp on February 19, 2011 at 3:24 pm said:

    its because server r2 can upgrade server 2008 x64 to r2 “in-place”so that option is left open.
    otherwise it wouldnt exists.

  2. bradley on February 19, 2011 at 3:30 pm said:

    Normal sense for ‘normal’ windows, but not for SBS.

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