More nuances of why MultiPoint server is different than TS or remote desktop.

MultiPoint 2011 is backed up by SBS 2011 Essentials

As if it’s a client computer, the MultiPoint 2011 Server is backed up as if it’s a client computer.  In fact, it’s the *only* server operating system that can be backed up by the SBS 2011 Essentials backup engine.

Unlike the other server skus that well…can be backed up but it’s not supported by Small Business Server Essentials to do so, Multipoint is supported to be backed up by SBS 2011 Essentials.


10 Responses to More nuances of why MultiPoint server is different than TS or remote desktop.

  1. Dean says:

    It seems to me that Microsoft intends it only for schools and libraries.

  2. admin says:

    They also didn’t intend for SBS to do all the things we’ve ended up doing with it either.

  3. MultiPoint Team at MS. says:

    WMS 2010 was pretty fairly constrained to Education.
    However, WMS 2011 is not.

    The new WMS 2011 version has both standard and premium versions, and both versions are available via OEM and Open VL licensing.

    So, it’s now available and useful in other segments, likely SMB.

  4. Dean says:

    Then don’t be shocked and start whining a year from now if Microsoft discontinues it or stops supporting it. With Microsoft they mean what they say when they speak about usage terms. Just like when they tell developers not to use undocumented API’s because they may change in the future.

  5. bradley says:

    In this case the APIs are supported for use by SBS-e in particular.
    We won’t be shocked.

  6. Dean says:

    “We won’t be shocked.”

    Can I get that in writing with a $50 bet ? 🙂

  7. bradley says:

    Deal. Blog good enough writing?

  8. Dean says:

    Just kidding

  9. bradley says:

    Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 – Common Questions and Answers Part 1 – Windows Multipoint Server Team Blog – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:

  10. Joe Raby says:

    H8R’s GOTTA H8.