[There's a reason that Yoda is the unofficial mascot of SBS.  Size indeed matters not.] Certain Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios are not supported - THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE SBS DIVA
Mon, Oct 29 2012 22:09 bradley

Certain Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios are not supported

from  Stefan Goßner - Site Home - TechNet Blogs:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/stefan_gossner/archive/2012/10/29/certain-microsoft-sharepoint-server-2013-installation-scenarios-are-not-supported.aspx

If you are planning to use SharePoint 2013 you should be familiar with the following article which outlines unsupported Installation scanarios for SharePoint 2013:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2764086/en-us

As summary the following Scenarios are unsupported:

  • Installation on Resilient File System (ReFS) - only NTFS is supported
  • Installation on a machine which is not joined to a domain
  • Installation on a domain Controller <<<< can't put it on top of an Essentials box
  • Installation on a Windows web Server
  • Installation on a Virtual Machine (VM) that uses Dynamic Memory
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# re: Certain Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 installation scenarios are not supported

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 5:55 PM by Ben Krause

Never can just work out of the box can it?