Adding a new Win2008 Server to SBS2003 Standard network

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by ja, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. ja

    ja Guest

    Small office is moving to a larger building, getting a main Business
    Application software upgrade requiring a new "standalone" Server to run the
    shared application. (They want it off the SBS machine) Currently have SBS2003
    & that main application running on a Dell 1800 server, using the SBS DHCP
    server handing out 192.168.16.XX addresses to all the clients.

    The new office network will be:
    - Expanding from 10 users to 20 users
    - Need to install the Application on the new Win2008 Server
    - Allow users to access the Application on the new Server thru SBS2003

    1) How do I "add" the new server to the "existing" SBS2003 server/network?
    2) Does it just "pull an IP from the SBS server"?
    3) Will clients still login to SBS as before, and then just open the App
    from a shortcut?
    4) Do I need any other licenses other than the 20 SBS CAL's?

    One last thing: The App has been using MSSQL Express, but may need MSSQL
    Workgroup or Standard with the upgrade. Do any of the SBS2003 SQL licenses
    apply here, or will it require 20 new MSSQL licenses?

    Thanks for ant & all input.
    ja, Apr 27, 2009
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  2. ja

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    You should find the exact wording in your EULA which you then should
    consider that it applies to all, no matter when any purchases occure.
    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 27, 2009
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  3. ja

    ja Guest

    This is all a bit dizzying, as I have always had just a single SBS server to
    deal with.

    A few more quetions:
    - What if the SBS2003 version on this server is not R2?

    - I will definitely make the Win2008 server Static

    - Does a shared App on the Win2008 server also require user CAL's for MSSQL
    when they already have App licenses for each user to login to the program?

    - Do you think a high end Dell or HP server, with SBS2008 would be fine run
    the App and I could forego the additional Server? (We will not be using
    Exchange Server in SBS)

    ja, Apr 27, 2009
  4. ja

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    I guess "retro" - yes. But then I would really term it 'all applicable' more
    than retroactive
    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 27, 2009
  5. ja

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    I'm pretty sure you will, but humor us with the variety of "official"
    answers you get. :)

    kj [SBS MVP], Apr 28, 2009
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