SBS 2008 versus Standard Edition

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Jarryd, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. Jarryd

    Jarryd Guest

    Hi all,

    I am trying to get this off the web but my google skills are letting me
    down. I have read that if you don't have an inhouse IT support team then
    you go for SBS, but if you hvae someone who knows what they are doing then
    you get Standard stand-alone and pile on the additional servers you want
    (SQL, Exch, etc.). Is this totally true. Forget about licencing, what can
    you not do with SBS 2008 that you can do with the stand-alone versions. Are
    the management tools really naff in SBS or what?


    Jarryd, Nov 26, 2008
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  2. What can you do with SBS 2008 that you can't with Win2k8?

    I can use a remote access portal called Remote Web Workplace
    I can easily set up mobile phones to sync with Exchange and use Outlook
    Anywhere as the Exchange is easily set up with Secure SSL certs rather
    than banging my head on a Exchange set up.

    Is Naff good or bad? I need to update that for SBS
    2008 era but see if you can get the idea.

    I know what I'm doing. I still choose SBS.
    Susan Bradley, Nov 26, 2008
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  3. Jarryd

    Les Connor Guest

    Save time and money, for starters ;-)
    Hang around with this group, also close to the top ;-).
    Les Connor, Nov 26, 2008
  4. If you are a small company go for SBS everytime. It is all easily
    configurable by Graphical Wizards so you never need to use the more
    traditional but more complex management tools. Even if you have an expert
    working for you if SBS fits then use it, it's a far better solution for a
    small business than buying all the indvidual software individually, and
    cheaper as well.
    James Yeomans BSc, MCSE, Nov 26, 2008
  5. Jarryd

    Jarryd Guest

    Thanks guys. All good posts. I have no problem with things being simple,
    just don't like them being limited in functionality or configurability.
    Sounds like that isn't the case, and yes I am a small business (now, boohoo)
    and so SBS is surely the right way to go for us on price.

    There are two things I am a little unsure of. Is if I HAVE to run SQL 2008
    on a separate box, or if that is merely an option for those who prefer it?
    And, as you can't install TS on the main SBS box (for good reasons, cool
    cool), does SBS ship with another Win 2008 server for that purpose, like it
    does for the SQL 2008?

    Thanks again,

    Jarryd, Nov 26, 2008
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    Jarryd Guest

    Jarryd, Nov 26, 2008
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