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Moving Windows Server Essentials

Windows Server Essentials (WSE) is a low-cost edition of Windows Server that is designed for small businesses. U-Move supports the following editions of Windows Server Essentials:

  • Windows Server Essentials 2019
  • Windows Server Essentials 2016
  • Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2
  • Windows Server Essentials 2012
  • Windows Server Essentials 2011

When WSE is your only domain controller there is no way to protect Active Directory against the failure of the server. Microsoft does not support restoring the System State backup from one computer to a second computer of a different make, model, or hardware configuration (KB249694).

One Windows Server Essentials Domain Controller

You are generally limited to only one Server Essentials domain controller in the AD forest. Intended for small organizations, the server is typically the only domain controller for the whole organization.

U-Move gives you a backup and disaster-recovery solution for Server Essentials when it is your only domain controller.

How to Move Windows Server Essentials