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  • I hope someone can help me.

    I have a SBS-2008 server with Exchange-2007.  All is running well and I don't want to scew it up in any way.  I want to add a second server to do backups of the client workstations.  The backup software only runs on a Windows Server platform - SBS, Essential, Standard or just about anything.  It won't run on Win-7 or Win-8 or any other 'desktop' OS.

    I also have two other applications that I want to install on the second server.  They too will only run on a Win-Server OS.  All of these applications and the backup software are currently on the SBS-2008 server, but they tend to bog that server down just a bit.    So, I want to install a second server for those extra applications and backup software.

    I don't want to disturb my SBS-2008 / Exchange-2007 server in any way !!!!!!

    What software should (can) I install  on the second server and join it to the SBS-2008 server  ???

    TIA,

    Lew

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 3:20 AM

Answers

  • www.smallbizserver.com

    Windows Storage server 2008 r2 essentials.  Works like a champ.


    Unfortunately TechNet isn't coming back, sorry folks :-(

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:48 AM
    Moderator
  • Agreed that WSSE is the best choice for client backups, and you do not need any third party software.  I have this little flag waving in the back of my mind that you are not meant to install software on it, just use for Client Backup and File Storage.  One such server will backup 25 client PCs, but not Servers except for Multi Point.

    Adding:  Here is a website of a fellow MVP who offers WSSE.  Would be a good place to get more details. http://www.smallbizserver.com/

    Also, here is the forum:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=smallbusinessserver2011essentials

    Great place to ask for details.


    Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP] If your question is answered, please mark the response as the answer so that others can benefit.


    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Either Windows Storage Server Essentials and its client backup, as suggested, or you need a Windows Server Standard license.

    If you go for Standard, you will need CALs too, unless you use downgrade rights to install version 2008 where your SBS2008 CALs are valid to access the server.

    Friday, December 27, 2013 6:57 PM

All replies

  • www.smallbizserver.com

    Windows Storage server 2008 r2 essentials.  Works like a champ.


    Unfortunately TechNet isn't coming back, sorry folks :-(

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7:48 AM
    Moderator
  • Agreed that WSSE is the best choice for client backups, and you do not need any third party software.  I have this little flag waving in the back of my mind that you are not meant to install software on it, just use for Client Backup and File Storage.  One such server will backup 25 client PCs, but not Servers except for Multi Point.

    Adding:  Here is a website of a fellow MVP who offers WSSE.  Would be a good place to get more details. http://www.smallbizserver.com/

    Also, here is the forum:http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=smallbusinessserver2011essentials

    Great place to ask for details.


    Larry Struckmeyer[SBS-MVP] If your question is answered, please mark the response as the answer so that others can benefit.


    Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:56 AM
    Moderator
  • Either Windows Storage Server Essentials and its client backup, as suggested, or you need a Windows Server Standard license.

    If you go for Standard, you will need CALs too, unless you use downgrade rights to install version 2008 where your SBS2008 CALs are valid to access the server.

    Friday, December 27, 2013 6:57 PM