Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 is a network operating system from the software manufacturer Microsoft. It has been specially tailored to the needs of small businesses. The combination of several software products at a comparatively low price for small businesses in particular should be mentioned as a buyer.
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 is available in a Standard and Premium Edition.
The Standard Edition contains the following Microsoft-specific products:
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services
- Microsoft Shared Fax
- Microsoft Outlook 2003
The Premium Edition includes all components of the Standard Edition and includes the following further from the version R2 Technologies:
- Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
- Microsoft FrontPage 2003
Definitions R2 (Release 2)
Some of Microsoft’s server products have been refined in the first half of 2006 by some features. These are known as “R2” behind the actual product name. The term “R1” is sometimes used to “R2” version explicitly to distinguish it from its predecessors: it was never part of the official product names.
Technical differences between R1 and R2
R2 * From the “SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition is included” in the package of the Premium Edition. The first release includes the standard version of MSDE (Microsoft Data Engine) and the “SQL Server 2000 Standard in Premium Edition. If you want to upgrade to R2, you should first check if all the installed applications are compatible database to the SQL Server 2005. Installation of SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition is mandatory and can not be prevented.
Update Services (Green Check) were introduced. This feature helps administrators to keep Microsoft software for enterprise-to-date, as far as the Windows update is cocerned. This is actually an integration of WSUS in the Small Business Server 2003 R2. This version of WSUS is limited to two groups, computers and servers. The management is integrated into the SBS management console and is manageable.
The maximum size of the Exchange database has been increased from 16 to 75 Gigabytes. This extension is due to exclusion of the “Microsoft Small Business Server 2003” contained “Exchange Server 2003 Standard” on the disk of the second release, the Service Pack 2 for Exchange server already contains, which is responsible for the enlargement from 16 to 75 gigabytes.
SBS 2003 R2 includes the File Server Resource Management “. This allows management of a quota (quotas), file by file verification program (file screening) such as blocking of multimedia content for specific folders, and disk quotas and file reports for review.
SBS 2003 R2 includes “Distributed File System Replication DFS-R,” which was introduced along with the other releases of Windows Server 2003 R2. SBS 2003 R2 has to remain normal with the DFS and be content with its limitations with respect to site replication (lack of bandwidth optimization).
The R2 version of SBS is pure 32-bit software. It was not until the end of 2008, Microsoft released successor to Windows Small Business Server 2008 is pure 64-bit software, which also requires appropriate hardware.
License Technical differences between R1 and R2
Using the Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 is R1:
- The Small Business Server Client Access Licenses (CALs SBS) allow users / devices to access other Windows servers across the network.
- The Small Business Server CALs “do not permit access to additional Exchange or SQL Server on the network.
Using the Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 R2:
- The Small Business Server CALs “allow users / devices to other Windows server to access the network.
- The Small Business Server CALs “allow access to additional Exchange Server 2003 Standard and SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition” within the network. This rule applies only to these two products, and if they are within the same network as the Small Business Server.
It comes with five so-called CALs (Client Access License). This means that five users or computers from accessing the servers have made available resources. Common is to operate the licensing per user and not per device. In businesses that operate shifts, but may be the per device licensing of financial advantage.
A CAL for a user allows the user to use any of the included technologies of the Small Business Server 2003 in its entirety. As the Small Business Server to small and medium enterprises has been designed, the software includes a restriction to 75 CALs. In more than five CALs, the recommended system requirements are met, otherwise there may be a slowdown of the server.
Using the Transition Pack is the Small Business Server 2003 will be converted into its individual components. After applying the transition pack has to be both technically and by license of the basic components of the SBS2003 in its respective version. The restrictions on the SBS2003 to the basic components are then removed. This concerns in particular the restriction to 75 CAL license number and the role restriction of the server. The Terminal Services are now available for use, but to get through the Transition Pack No license (TSCAL) for that.
Other technical information
- All components of the Microsoft Windows Small Business Servers 2003 are to be installed on one physical computer. It is not permitted or impossible to install a member of technology on a different computer, without being licensed separately.
- The Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, the first domain controller (DC) of the domain. The domain may contain other domain controllers.
- Additional DC (not SBS) at remote sites where replication is possible and allowed.
- The Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 does not support terminal server functionality, although this part of the Windows Server 2003 on which the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 is based technically seen. However, it is possible for maintenance up to three remote desktop connections to the server set up (two new connections and one to take on the console).
- It is possible to deploy Terminal Services on another server in the domain. This server may not be a SBS. This may even be a virtual server in a Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 to be on the SBS.
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