I need to perform a transition from a Windows Server 2008 SBS domain to a "regular" Windows Server 2008 R2 domain with Exchange. One SBS-specific feature users are relying on is Remote Web Workplace. I still cannot make out if it is possible to install it as an addon to a "regular" Windows Server with IIS.

This blog post suggests it is possible to extract the feature by running remoteww.msi off the Remote Operations Manager CD off System Center Essentials 2007. The System Center suite has been updated since - does this still apply? Are there licensing concerns? Any hints for alternate approaches appreciated.

Note: I am not after the Remote Desktop Gateway feature, I know how to install/configure that. I would need the portal site itself.


Apparently there is no such thing. As events are turning currently, the Essentials edition of Windows Server 2012 due to be released towards the end of 2012 will have a web portal resembling the one of Small Business Server and it will remain functional upon transition to the Standard edition:

After you have transitioned to Windows Server 2012 Standard, the Windows Server 2012 Essentials limits are removed [...]. The Essentials features will still be there with the exception of the media features, which no longer work due to technical limitations.

Source: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2012/08/06/growing-beyond-25-users-with-windows-server-2012-essentials.aspx

So this is likely the route I am going to suggest for the network in question.

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