Does SBS evaluation contain everything the full version does?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by prof chen, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. prof chen

    prof chen Guest

    Does SBS evaluation contain everything the full version does?

    How does Premium differ from Standard?

    A client wants to evaluate it fully, and license if it proves okay. He
    prefers Linux but I have told him that SBS is better because of good out
    of the box experience. The only issue I have with SBS are the problems
    with Windows 2000/3 server restores not working properly, even with the
    same faultless hardware.

    It is the only area I feel I can end up with egg on my face.

    Do I have to be worried about this?
    prof chen, Feb 24, 2005
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  2. prof chen

    Lonny Cruff Guest

    The evaluation version does EVERYTHING the full version does except allow
    you to go above (I think) 6 users and license for all time. The eval
    edition is time-bombed, for obvious reasons, and other than that works like
    a champ.

    As for backup and restore issues, you need to make sure that you know what
    you're backing up, and therefore what you're not backing up, so you can
    restore with confidence. You also need to make sure you do the little
    things you should always do with Windows server products like create
    recovery disks and so forth. If you do that you'll be golden. Microsoft
    provides a lot of resources for knowing what to talk about when comparing
    SBS with Linux so your client can make an informed decision. Search on
    Microsoft's web site for "pep" (which stands for Partner Engagement
    Programs) and you'll find all the information you could ever want!

    Good luck!

    Lonny Cruff, Feb 24, 2005
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