I just wonder if a HomeServer 2011 can be integrated in a SBS 2011 small environment as a storage / backup server?”

“loved sbs 2011 essentials during the RC, looking forward to testing the RTM product. I know the client install will join the PC to the domain if the OS is supported, is it possible to install the client on a PC thats already part of another domain w/out changing that domain membership? In this case I just want to install the client for backup purposes”

Whomever is in charge of the marketing department of the Windows Storage Server Essentials product…

Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials is Ready to Roll! – Windows Storage Server – Site Home – TechNet Blogs:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/storageserver/archive/2011/03/31/windows-storage-server-2008-r2-essentials-is-ready-to-roll.aspx

You need to work on your delivery.

I’m just sayin… people aren’t realizing that Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 essentials IS that home server backup you guys want with domain join-ability.

 

3 Responses to Whomever is in charge of the marketing department of the Windows Storage Server Essentials product…

  1. I just checked on Technet and Storage Server 2008 r2 Essentials does not appear to be there. There’s an embedded version.

    Do you know if they plan on releasing the Essentials version to Technet?

  2. bradley says:

    No, only MSDN 🙁

  3. Joe Raby says:

    The big problem with Storage Server is that you can only buy it preloaded on a (major) OEM box. There is no System Builder version, and its not available in any other distribution channel. This may be fine for VAR’s, but for consultants that actually custom-build their solutions, it’s not available. This is same way that Microsoft distributes Foundation Server too, and I hate it. For a System Builder, the cheapest business server product available for bundling with their systems is SBS 2011 Essentials.