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Dear Susan … It is 75 CALs, but recommended for 50 users … reply to "Tom"? We'll need you to dispel another myth. - The Official Blog of the SBS "Diva"

Susan has raised a really good point and something that is often misunderstood about SBS – and this ties in to SBS 2003 AND SBS 2008.

What is the problem … Here is what Susan put… is SBS designed for 50 or 75 CALs?

"Tom"? We'll need you to dispell another myth.

March 11, 2008

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Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2008 is coming in the second half of 2008. The enhanced platform, part of the new Windows Essential Server Solutions family, is built on the Windows Server 2008 operating system and includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SQL Server 2008, and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. With SBS 2008, you can deliver cost-effective, manageable, enterprise-class technologies to your small-business customers with up to 50 75 workstations or devices,and grow your server-solutions business.

"Tom"?  We're going to need you to dispell another myth that has already been started.  It's not 50, it's 75.  There's no change in cal count from SBS 2003.

"Tom"? We'll need you to dispell another myth. - The Official Blog of the SBS "Diva"

 

The answer is that SBS can run with up to 75 CALs, but the risk of hitting that limit is not good, so we recommend if someone is buying a new system for them to go with 50 CALs as a limit to give headroom.  If they expect the server to last 3-6 years, the potential of hitting the top is there and the experience when they do is not great.  Now I know that we have the transition pack for those that hit the limit, but this is about a simple positioning statement that people can understand.

 

So, 75 CALs limit is still true, but the recommended (as it is for SBS 2003 today) is still 5-50.  You will also notice that EBS has a recommended coverage of 25-250.

 

ttfn

David


Posted Wed, Mar 26 2008 3:33 PM by David Overton

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