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I'm preparing our windows server for a reinstall and tried to combine it with a version upgrade (still running 2008 without R2).

We are still not sure weather we should get 2008 R2 or the 2012 version. All our clients are running Windows 7 and we aren't planning on switching to Windows 8 soon. And our second domain controller is running the old Server 2008.

Should I expect issues regarding the version mixture?

  • 1 server Windows Server 2012
  • 1 server Windows Server 2008
  • clients all windows 7

regards

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I can't imagine you having many problems with that setup, certainly being all-2012 may help with the W8 deployment but we use mixed environments and rarely if ever run into compatibility issues.

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There are no compatibility issues with Server 2012 and any other supports version of Windows. I would deploy 2012 wherever possible, since it is under support for longer than older versions of Windows. Other than FUD, there aren't many good reasons to not upgrade to 2012.

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  • I can think of one good reason: Server 2012 R2. – Michael Hampton Jul 28 '13 at 18:52
  • If you need to deploy a server now, are you going to wait for an not-yet-released OS? – MDMarra Jul 28 '13 at 19:35

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