Do not remove Essentials Role in Server 2019
We still need a Windows Version for small customers getting easy connection to Azure and Office 365. So do NOT remove the Essential Role out of Version 2019.
If you remove it? I will go to an open source solution. is end of the line. the removal of useful features of the low end server products are a killshot for us.
90% of my clients fall in the original SBS market.
do not forget about us
this is larger than simply killing a well-used mature code base, it's telling small groups that they must migrate to the enterprise way...why? is it ideology? why force users away from viable solutions? Also if the Essentials Role is killed, the Essentials SKU with its affordable CALs will surely be the next to go.
Need this role for my home network and client PC backups. Hugely disappointing to see that it's not an option in the 17666 build I tried on my VM.
PLEASE keep Essentials Role! It is even better than SBS (which was a great product as well). Need it for my small business customers.
Yes, same for us!
Alternatively please make AD-user connect, create, maintain etc. Office 365 account from 2019 to O365.
Agree! Keep essentials in 2019. I don't want to be stuck with 2016 forever.
A. Özdemir commented
We need the essential role for our small customers. Please do not remove it.
An AD -> Office 365 Connector to create and manage user and mailadresse from the local AD would be nice. Then the Essential Role would not be necessary.
Yes from me! We need the Cloud Connectors of the Essentials Role!
Big YES from me! Essentials Role is GREAT! I manage many SMB clients. Actually like it better than the venerable SBS platform. PLEASE don't get rid of it!