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Why Not To Upgrade To Windows Server 2012

Attention IT service providers: What you need to know about WS2012 that might make clients choose to stay with what they have.

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Downplay The Upgrade

Are some of your customers having network troubles after upgrading to Windows Server 2012? Or maybe they're hesitant to make the jump in the first place. Console cosmetics and wasted wages aside, Microsoft's latest server OS comes with enough concrete business reasons to make some organizations think twice about making the switch.

With the popularity of CRN's tutorial on how to downgrade from Windows 8 to Windows 7, the CRN Test Center thought people might want to downgrade from Windows Server 2012 to Windows Server 2008 for some of the same reasons. But what we found were even more compelling reasons not to upgrade in the first place. Here are the top five reasons not to upgrade to Windows Server 2012, in order of their potential impact on the enterprise.

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