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Operating Windows Small Business Server 2008 As a MCP IT Pro (MCSE)

“Operating Windows Small Business Server 2008 As a MCP IT Pro (MCSE)” by Marc Michault, MCT and MCSE (+i, Messaging and Security) for over ten years.

This session was one of the very few sessions on Small Business Server (and small business in general) here at TechEd. It is a shame that, in my opinion, great products like SBS get so little attention here on TechEd. Sure .. SBS is covered mostly at meetings like the Worldwide Partner Conference, but it would still be nice have more information at hand for the IT Pros attending TechEd (and may not be able to make the WPC).

The speaker, Marc Michault, talked a little bit about setting up SBS2008 but mostly on administering and controlling SBS2008. He started on what’s new and what’s changed in 2008.

The biggest change, of course, is the migration from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2008 as the main platform for SBS. SBS 2008 comprises of:

– Windows Server 2008 Standard, x64
– Exchange 2007 Standard, SP1
– Windows Sharepoint Services 3.0 SP1
– Windows Server Update Services 3.0 SP1
– Forefront Security for Exchange 2007
– Windows Live OneCare for Server

The premium version also includes SQL Server 2008 and an additional Windows Server 2008 license. This extra server will act as a member server in your SBS domain and can be used to offload the SQL server off of your main SBS. Note that ISA server isn’t included. No matter what version, Microsoft killed off ISA for SBS.

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