Windows Server 2016 or Windows Server 2012 R2?

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  • joshadams
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    #167691

    Hello all,

    I am in the process or purchasing a new server for our lab, and I am wondering how you guys feel about using 2012 R2 on one server (R630) and 2016 on the new one(T630)? Would be a better idea to stick with 2012 R2 for both?
    Any suggestions here?

    Thanks,


    Ossian
    Moderator
    #192093

    Assuming your domain controllers are using only one OS, I see no problems with multiple server OSes in the one environment – I certainly use 2008R2, 2012R2 and 2016 together with no obvious issues or problems…. just please don’t ask me which one I prefer!


    biggles77
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    #214468
    Ossian wrote:
    just please don’t ask me which one I prefer!

    Why, will the others get hurt feelings? :cry:

    Personally I prefer 2008 R2, then 2012 R2 but 2016 doesn’t make the list coz I ain’t installed on yet to play. oops, liar. I did install 2016 Essentials but haven’t done anything except give it a Static IP for RDP purposes and from memory it seemed like 2012 R2.


    Ossian
    Moderator
    #192095

    Yup, it will really hurt feelings to say I FAR prefer the UI on a nearly decade old operating system. 2012Rx is basically Windows 8 (yes, the business case for a tablet-centric server OS is absolutely clear – to Micro$oft, but no-one else) so 2016 is superior, but still not up to the ease of the Win7 lookalike


    hemanthkumar
    Member
    #392098

    It shouldn’t make a difference to mix or match. The biggest advantage to me would be keeping them the same so that both had the same look and feel. We’re still running a few 2008 R2s and it sometimes takes me a minute to figure out where things are when I switch between the two.

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