Reviews and Problems with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation
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Steven C., Newegg
30 December 2011
Pros: Only if you have an HP server..
Cons: What a joke this product is. Here Microsoft makes you think there's actually a reasonably priced edition of their server OS out there, and it ends up having some serious strings attached. Only works on specific HP servers? Happen to have an extra proliant server laying around? Yeah, that's useful. For the rest of us we're forced to buy standard which is $500+.
Pros: Excellent platform, reasonably priced, good 'ol Windows Server 2008 R2 GUI, no limitations on traditional Server 2008 roles/features. Upgradeable to 2008 R2 Standard or Enterprise should one have the need. Great way for an SMB/home user to get their feet wet in a true Domain environment.
Cons: A bit lean on the number of allowed users. Would like to see Microsoft bump this to 25 or so, or offer a per-CAL solution above the 15 user mark, especially since a sysadmin might choose to use generic accounts to run services and such, that are not actually mapped to true 'users.'