Re: Or upgrade
"Yup, because software assurance is free. Fuckwit."
Support / maintenance obviously isnt free - but you have to be retarded not to take it - so do you mean you didnt sign them up for SA? In which case as we now see, you are the fuckwit...
"that's a dubious statement at best. Especially in the SoHo-SMB space where you're unlikely to have multiple servers to balance out the load while the operating system upgrade is ongoing -"
The minimal number of AD servers you should ever have in a domain is 2. Fullstop. If you have only one in any environment then thats a problem in itself.