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Small Biz Thoughts by Karl Palachuk - advice on when to think about a 2nd server with SBS

Some people still think that SBS only works in a 1 server environment, which is clearly not the case.  Karl suggests that perhaps nothing more than SBS should run on an SBS box.  Here is a little extract of his thoughts, but click on the link for more information.  He might have a point!! 

"You can host your own internet site: web and email! In addition, you've got all the benefits of Server 2003 and Exchange! Firewall protection. Microsoft's most powerful database. Plus Remote Web Workplace and Sharepoint. And every one of these has been completely revamped and replaced in the last three years. It really is the best $600 product in history."

"Golly Gee, Mr. Balmer, That's Swell!"

Many people don't sell SBS Premium because . . . to be honest . . . we're already asking that little box with 4GB Max RAM to do an awful lot.
Here are a few notes from a conversation with someone on the SBS development team. I don't have permission to attribute his comments, but I don't think the term "NDA" came up either.

Consider this as a strategy going forward:

Don't install anything on an SBS box.

Small Biz Thoughts by Karl Palachuk: Overloading SBS

 

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David

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Posted Sun, Jun 17 2007 1:24 AM by David Overton

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Tim Long wrote re: Small Biz Thoughts by Karl Palachuk - advice on when to think about a 2nd server with SBS
on Mon, Jun 18 2007 4:47 PM

I tend to agree with that philosphy. Having been in the position of badly breaking my SBS box because I loaded too much onto it, I now adopt a policy of never installing anything on it unless I really have to. With Virtual Server, it is easy and cost-effective to set up a server farm to handle all those other tasks. At TiGra Networks, I have 3 permanent member servers running in virtual machines - SQL 2005 Standard (though I have recently discovered that is not recommended, but it works well enough for my modest needs); CRM 3.0 Pro; and finally Office SharePoint Server.

H G wrote re: Small Biz Thoughts by Karl Palachuk - advice on when to think about a 2nd server with SBS
on Sat, Jun 23 2007 3:06 AM

Tim - are you saying you're running 3 virtual servers ON the SBS box - or using a different box? Just wondering if the first option is doable and/or supported.

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