Windows Storage Server

By aydeisen ·
What is the difference between Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition and Windows Storage Server 2008 Basic?

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Here's the list of features from MSFT

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to Windows Storage Server

I haven't dealt with the 2008 versions of the product, but I from my dealings with 2003, the difference was that EE you pretty much had unlimited use in terms of features, whereas with the storage server, you weren't supposed to run things like web apps, terminal sessions, etc, off of it.

If you have a specific need in mind, you could give MSFT a call. Overall, I'm not a fan of their support services; however, pre-sales they're actually pretty good usually (big surprise, eh).

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No Features for Storage Server on Link

by aydeisen In reply to Here's the list of featur ...

I appreciate your response however, Microsoft Storage Server is not among the versions listed. Can you think of any place else this information would be?

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by NotSoChiGuy In reply to No Features for Storage S ...

I apologize for that. I should have looked at it more carefully.

Here is a link that describes Storage Server in more depth. Something interesting to note is that you can only get Storage Server when purchasing an appliance (OEM license).

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by aydeisen In reply to Hmmm...interesting

Is there a comparison somewhere? The description is very helpful, but it doesn't tell me how it differs from the mainstream editions

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I still can't find it

by NotSoChiGuy In reply to Comparison

I've continued to look, but I honestly can't find anything. They had it for the original releases (hence, my original post to this thread).

I'd say your best bet would be to contact a VAR (CDW, Insight, etc). They probably have information the general public doesn't; and could run you quotes at the same time.

Best of luck!

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