Windows Home Server may be no more and Windows Small Business Server Essentials may be dead but you can try it’s Windows Server 2012 equivalent. Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials is the replacement for SBS Essentials and you can give the beta a try via the 4GB download Microsoft have released today.
Head over to download page for the download link and the product key, I am going to give it a try on my test server.
Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials (formerly Windows Small Business Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 uses and 50 devices that helps them reduce costs and be more productive. Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials is an ideal first server, and it can also be used as the primary server in a multi-server environment for small businesses.
Windows Server 2012 Beta Essentials enables small businesses to protect, centralize, organize and access their applications and information from almost anywhere using virtually any device. Additionally, Essentials has the ability to grow as your business grows, providing an elastic solution that allows you to purchase and then perform an in-place conversion to Windows Server 2012 Standard if your business needs change over time.