Windows 2003 Standard Server vs Windows 2003 Small Business Server.

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by Starriol, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Starriol

    Starriol Limp Gawd

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    OK, so I'm going to start implementing a Windows Server 2003 system in a couple of weeks, replacing the Win Server 2000 we use now.

    We have 17 machines here, will want to use the server as both a file server and an Internet Connection Sharing server + firewall.
    It would also be a domain server.

    Which one of the versions should I get and why?
    Thanks.
     
  2. MorfiusX

    MorfiusX 2[H]4U

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    Go with SBS and get the premium version. If you only have one server, this is the route to take. SBS includes Exchange and the premium version has ISA 2004 to add a firewall. Neither of these comes withe Standard.
     
  3. LoStMaTt

    LoStMaTt 2[H]4U

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    If you can't afford the Premium, the Standard SBS still kicks ass. /ConnectNow for the win.
     
  4. YeOldeStonecat

    YeOldeStonecat [H]ardForum Junkie

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    SBS hands down!
    *Your size fits it
    *MS Exchange Server, POP3 connector, Outlook Web Access, Outlook/Collaboration
    *Sharepoint..more collaboration
    *Remote Assistance if you..the IT guy..is on the road...connect to clients desktop easily to help
    *Remote Access for staff
    *Shared Fax
    *Built in backup
    http://www.smallbizserver.net is a good place to start, read, and if you're going to move to SBS..get a subscription there and read up on the articles.
     
  5. LittleMe

    LittleMe 2[H]4U

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    Another vote for SBS Premium. Your size is a perfect match.
     
  6. NS80

    NS80 Limp Gawd

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    I find /connectcomputer works better ;)