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  • Question

  • Hi we have 2 servers. The DC is currently running SBS 2003 and the second server running windows server 2003 standard.

    I want to upgrade the DC to SBS 2011 and the second server to Windows server 2008. 

    From what i have read it seems i need , Microsoft Win Small Bus Svr Std 2011 64Bit and licenses 

    plus,  Microsoft Win SBS Premium Add On 2011 64Bit and licenses. 

    is it correct that i will need 2 sets of licenses or is there a more cost effective way to get the upgrades? 

    Thanks in advance

    Monday, January 28, 2013 5:32 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    what you need is:

    1x SBS 2011 Std

    1x server 2008 or server 2008r2

    then you need SBS 2011 Std CAL's either device or users for each user.

    you can go with the premium add on however it will cost more as it includes SQL license. The Premium CAL's are only needed if you are accessing SQL


    Gareth | IT Support Wymondham

    Monday, January 28, 2013 6:15 PM
  • Hi,

    Yes with SBS the CALs cover up to the same version as included within SBS, with SBS 2011 this is Windows Server 2008 R2.

    If you introduce Server 2012 you need to buy additional server cals for server 2012.

    Addiotional if you install a remote desktops session host (former Terminal) server you need to buy additional RDS cals these are not included in the SBS cal


    Regards Ronny
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    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:45 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    what you need is:

    1x SBS 2011 Std

    1x server 2008 or server 2008r2

    then you need SBS 2011 Std CAL's either device or users for each user.

    you can go with the premium add on however it will cost more as it includes SQL license. The Premium CAL's are only needed if you are accessing SQL


    Gareth | IT Support Wymondham

    Monday, January 28, 2013 6:15 PM
  • Thanks, so the server 2008 is covered by the SBS CAL's?

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:01 AM
  • Hi,

    Yes with SBS the CALs cover up to the same version as included within SBS, with SBS 2011 this is Windows Server 2008 R2.

    If you introduce Server 2012 you need to buy additional server cals for server 2012.

    Addiotional if you install a remote desktops session host (former Terminal) server you need to buy additional RDS cals these are not included in the SBS cal


    Regards Ronny
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    Visit my Blog or follow me on Twitter

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:45 AM
  • Thanks for clarifying.

    I doubt we will be introducing server 2012 or RDS and if we use SQL we will use SQL 2008 Express

    Tuesday, January 29, 2013 12:42 PM