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Hi there folks, so following on from my recent post on the fact that SBS 2008 has released to manufacturing (which means it will be in the shops soon), I saw today that SBS 2008 is now available to download from MSDN:

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I did notice that there is currently a slight mis-print in that it appears there are two disks for the x86 Windows Server 2008 disk, where as the 2nd one is actually the x64 disk (as noted in the ISO number).

 

It is also worth stating that for SBS 2008, to remove any issues around “Compatibility”, for those applications that are fussy, simply run them on the premium server which is Server 2008, so runs anything that you could run on Server 2008.

 

Go grab if you can’t wait to get it any other way … note that you only need disk 1 to install, but the rest to understand recovery and Premium solutions.

 

Thanks


David


Posted Tue, Sep 16 2008 12:35 PM by David Overton

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Eddo wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Tue, Sep 16 2008 4:01 PM

Does anyone have a working download button? I see the downloads for sbs2008 but i can't click anything.

SBS Down Under wrote SBS 2008 available for download from MSDN
on Tue, Sep 16 2008 11:07 PM

Great pick-up from my colleague David Overton in the UK - Small Business Server 2008 is now available

David Overton wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Tue, Sep 16 2008 11:28 PM

Eddo,

You are right - the download buttons are disabled.  I've logged a call on this as they should be working!!

Thanks

David

Greg wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Thu, Sep 18 2008 12:46 AM

It's all fixed now, get into it!

David Overton wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Thu, Sep 18 2008 7:22 AM

Greg - Yee Har!!  It is indeed working now and also the x86 and x64 labels have been corrected.

Thanks

David

Ian Batty wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Thu, Sep 18 2008 3:29 PM

That's great news, downloading now!

We have some CTX customers with SBS 2003 Premium with Software Assurance. Do you know when the product keys will be available for these charities?

Thanks

Ian

Dave wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Thu, Sep 18 2008 5:27 PM

I have just checked my MSDN and the download and keys are disabled.

David Overton wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Thu, Sep 18 2008 5:43 PM

Dave - it is still working fine for me and keys was never greyed out.  Could you e-mail some details (the url), your country and the Windows Live ID (not the password) that you used so I can get this investigated?

E-mail address is doverton@microsoft.com

Mike Malone wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Thu, Sep 18 2008 8:54 PM

I don't have it in my ISV MSDN but I do have it in my TechNet.

Email sent.

David Overton wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Fri, Sep 19 2008 7:56 AM

If the Keys and the Download buttons are greyed out you are not properly signed in.  In the top right corner of the screen, while it says hello <yout name or ID>, you will also notice there is a "Sign-In" button.  Sign in and the page lights up.

Thanks

David

Marcus Wolf wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Fri, Sep 19 2008 10:56 AM

Hi all,

I'm logged in with my account. I can't download SBS 2008 because it is greyed. This is strange because I can download everything else from msdn.....

Any advice,

Marcus Wolf

Jen-Luc wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Sat, Sep 20 2008 8:00 PM

Hi David,

I cannot download :-( my id is jeanluc@a2system.pf

I can see the keys but nothing else to ?

Isit because I am french????

Jean Luc

Kasper wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Tue, Sep 23 2008 2:09 PM

Hi,

I have the same problem too: I'm logged in, but the download button is greyed out - I checked this morning (10/23). My ID is tmo@skow.dk.

Regards,

Kasper

Kasper wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Wed, Sep 24 2008 8:13 AM

Hi,

The download buttons are also greyed out for me, and I cannot download. My MSDN ID is tmo@skow.dk.

Regards,

Kasper

Adam wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Thu, Sep 25 2008 5:22 PM

They are availble now!

Kasper wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Tue, Sep 30 2008 5:55 PM

Still not for me....

Kasper

Paul McGuinness wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Wed, Oct 1 2008 1:47 PM

Hi

Tried logging in / out many times. Still can't see *any* download buttons!

id: paul_d_mcguinness@hotmail.com

Cheers,

Paul

Luke Draper wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Thu, Oct 9 2008 12:16 AM

They are greyed out for me as well

Draper_luke@hotmail.com

THX

LD

tseytnot wrote re: SBS 2008 now available for download on MSDN
on Fri, Oct 10 2008 12:44 PM

The download buttons are also greyed out for me, my ID is tseytnot@mail.ru

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