We are getting ready to start a project to bring up a brand new SharePoint 2013 Intranet/Extranet site and was wondering if we should be using Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or Windows Server 2012. I know that both are supported and logic tells me to go with Windows Server 2012
Not sure I can convince my infrastructure folks to go with WS 2012 R2 because of it's very recent release date. They don't move that fast around here.
because that will give us more coverage from a support standpoint from Microsoft but I am wondering if there any compelling reasons not to bring up a couple of WS 2012 servers in a solidly Windows Server 2008 R2 environment. Are the any potential gotcha's that we should be on the lookout for in doing this?
Also, if we use Windows Server 2012 we would do so for the Web Front End, Application and Database servers. If we use WS 2012 for the database server can we run SQL Server 2008 R2 or do we need to (or should we?) go to SQL Server 2012? Another product that we don't have up here yet.
I appreciate any and all opinions on this topic.