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By NateH ·
Hi all,

I thought this would be a simple question, but I can't seem to find a clear answer.

What is the difference between Microsoft Windows Server and Windows Small Business Server?

Initially I read that SBS includes Exchange, but the price is lower than Server. So that does not make sense.

Thanks

Nate

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by voldar In reply to Windows Server and Small ...

As far as I know, SBS is intended to be used in a company with no more than 50 computers. This limitation is on all servers included in the suite. I think you can use it also for far more computers, but the licence is no longer valid.

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check this link to know more:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;285881

(remove any spaces that may occure)

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by CG IT In reply to Windows Server and Small ...

The Small Business Server 2000 is a "all in one box" server. It includes Windows 2000 server, exchange server & ISA server and geared for 50 or less computers. You can only have 50 computers as a set limitation accomplished per connection. Also, another limitation is only one domain. SBS cant join other domains nor have domains join it via trust relationships.

Windows 2003 Small Business Server allows 75 computers but comes in standard and premium editions. Standard includes Windows 2003 server and Exchange 2003 but doesn't have ISA server. Premium Edition includes ISA server and is priced comparable to Windows SBS 2000 [around $1,499.00 USD].

Check out Microsofts Small Business Server web site and Windows & .Net Magazine December 2003 issue which has a complete writeup on SBS 2003.

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