Basically we have sbs2011 which handles everything for us (AD, file sharing, exchange, vpn etc).
It’s been running a fair few years and is starting to struggle a bit. Needing a re-boot every week.
What I was thinking of doing, was buying another server, installing 2012R2, and migrating over the exchange stuff to this new server. This would basically relieve most of the stress from the sbs2011 machine.
But can they both co-exist in the domain? I hear something about a 30 day grace period?
My plan is to then change the sbs2011 machine to a second 2012R2 and have that do the AD, VPN, and filesharing. But don’t know when I’ll be able to get round to that.