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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.

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      • Aj commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Joe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        PLEASE keep Essentials Role! It is even better than SBS (which was a great product as well). Need it for my small business customers.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes, same for us!

        Alternatively please make AD-user connect, create, maintain etc. Office 365 account from 2019 to O365.

      • Tobias commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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!

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