I need to upgrade my Dell Win2003 server to Win2012 Essentials. I have under 25 users so I won't need CALs. I don't need Exchange. Half my users are still on Windows XP. What exactly works and doesn't work with XP workstations on a Win2012 server?
I plan to create a new domain from scratch, enter my users and accounts manually since there aren't very many. It's kind of pain to change workstation profiles, but I've done it before.
In researching XP support, I've found only sketchy information. It seems server backup of workstations and certificate handling are not supported with WinXP. I don't need this. All I need is for the xp workstations to see server shares and printers. If they can log in, great, but it's really just the shares I need until I get them upgraded to Win7 over the next year or two.
What kind of problems will I have with XP workstations on Windows 2012 Essentials?