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SBS 2008 systems limitations and functions are the same as Windows Server 2008
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With SBS 2003 R2, some of the Windows Server 2003 R2 features were not included.  I asked today where we were with SBS 2008 and the CPU, Memory and feature lists are, so I am told, the same.

On the page http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/compare-specs.aspx it talks about the max number of procs, memory etc for Windows Server 2008 Standard.  You should use these to represent SBS 2008, however, note SBS 2008 has it’s own minimum requirements.  See below for the important points

KEY:  = Not Available    = Available




X64 Sockets

Available 4
Available 8


Available 32 GB
Available 2 TB

Failover Cluster Nodes (Nodes)

Not Available
Available 16

Fault Tolerant Memory Sync

Not Available

Cross-File Replication (DFS-R)

Not Available

Network Access Connections (RRAS)

Available 250
Available Unlimited

Network Access Connections (IAS)

Available 50
Available Unlimited

Terminal Services Gateway

Available 250
Available Unlimited

Virtual Image Use Rights

Available 1
Available 4


The features of Windows Server 2008 that are in Standard Edition can be found here - http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/differentiated-features.aspx which should also be a list of what is in SBS 2008.  Bear in mind that the product has not released yet, but it appears to be going this direction.



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Posted Thu, Jun 19 2008 12:00 AM by David Overton


Alicia Edward wrote re: SBS 2008 systems limitations and functions are the same as Windows Server 2008
on Sat, Sep 10 2011 1:10 PM


i have read this and found it so cool and this is so informative as well... SBS 2008 rocks :P

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