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kitenski

Options for moving off Server Essentials 2012 R2?

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Morning all,

I run Server Essentials 2012 R2 on a HP Proliant Microserver but am at the end of my tether with it. With the recent Win10 updates on my client machines, every single one had the client connector uninstalled and on the two I've been working on I cannot get it to re-install.

I am considering moving to another solution and would like to know what folk recommend.

Requirements as below:

Server to goto sleep when not being accessed and to wake up when clients access media via shares or other methods (Lightsout currently being used for this)

Ability to auto backup clients without the family knowing anything about it!

My desktop meda editing platform needs to be able to sync music, videos and pics to the media server

Currently pay for Crashplan central to then backup those files off site - this seems to work so would want a crashplan client

Be able to serve media to smart TVs, XBox's, AppleTV etc etc

 

Thanks in advance,

 

GReg

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I've been thinking about using W10 as my server recently.  MS has pretty much killed the home server market via pricing and poor support like the issue you ran into.  Essentials is an after thought for MS.

The one thing that keeps me from moving to W10 is the remote access piece, but since that is not a requirement for you, I'd suggest W10.

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Synology NAS. I bought one last week and I'm moving away from WSE and MS server products.  So far I like it. They are not cheap by any means, but I just cannot continue with MS.

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