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  • Question

  • Dear All,

    I have a query that SBS 2011 Standard with Premium Add-on required seperate hardware or can install SQL on SBS 2011 Standard edition.

    kindly update me if required seperate physical box for Standard and Premium.

    Thanks,

     

     

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:26 AM

Answers

  • Hi:

    While not the best way, it is possible to install the version of SQL that comes with the Premium Add On (or any version of SQL) directly onto the SBS.  It is also possible to install the copy of Windows Server 2008R2 first, then  the HyperV role, then install SBS and the PAO copy of Server + SQL both as VM's.  You will need more RAM to do it this way, but it facilitates backup restore and requires only one machine.


    Larry Struckmeyer

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    Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:54 AM
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  • Yes you can install SQL Server on the SBS machine.  However, depending on the SQL load, performance all-round may suffer.  Also, you are getting an extra copy of Windows Server with the Premium Add-on, so it is possibly worthwhile investing in an additiona server.
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:53 AM

All replies

  • Yes you can install SQL Server on the SBS machine.  However, depending on the SQL load, performance all-round may suffer.  Also, you are getting an extra copy of Windows Server with the Premium Add-on, so it is possibly worthwhile investing in an additiona server.
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:53 AM
  • Hi:

    While not the best way, it is possible to install the version of SQL that comes with the Premium Add On (or any version of SQL) directly onto the SBS.  It is also possible to install the copy of Windows Server 2008R2 first, then  the HyperV role, then install SBS and the PAO copy of Server + SQL both as VM's.  You will need more RAM to do it this way, but it facilitates backup restore and requires only one machine.


    Larry Struckmeyer

    Please post the resolution to your issue so that everyone can benefit

    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.
    Thursday, June 30, 2011 10:54 AM
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  • Hi Larry,

    Although I've seen a lot of talk about virtualizing SBS, is it actually a Microsoft supported scenario?  This is certainly one way to get the most out of your hardware, because all you need is more memory, really. (assuming you have a modern powerful server with enough disk space).



    Thursday, June 30, 2011 2:52 PM
  • Yes MS supported SBS 2008 and now 2011 as virtualized guests.

    Steve

    <Bigteddy> wrote in message news:4f59d5a1-d1cc-487a-b24b-e5f0048e9231@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    Hi Larry,

    Although I've seen a lot of talk about virtualizing SBS, is it actually a Microsoft supported scenario? This is certainly one way to get the most out of your hardware, because all you need is more memory, really. (assuming you have a modern powerful server with enough disk space).

    Thursday, June 30, 2011 3:26 PM