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    Small business server 2003 - quick question

    I've seen a job advertised that asks for a good knowledge of SBS2003, I'm currently running found Windows Server 2003 - standard edition.

    Does anyone know how much it varies from this? Is it similar? I'm guessing it would be, but I don't want to look into this job if it's entirely different and my training wouldn't really apply to it at all.

    I also wouldn't want a job where I'd be dealing with it if I was going to struggle although lets face it MS server versions are usually pretty easy to get to grips with.

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    Re: Small business server 2003 - quick question

    Check out Small Biz Server, its based on Windows 2003 with wizards and integration with exchange isa etc. If I were you I would order a trial copy and install it, if you are familier with server 2003 youshould find yourself at home.

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    Re: Small business server 2003 - quick question

    Cheers Peter, good website that

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    Re: Small business server 2003 - quick question

    If you can work Server 2003, Exchange 2003, SQL and ISA you can do SBS2003.

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    Re: Small business server 2003 - quick question

    > Does anyone know how much it varies from this? Is it similar?

    Windows SBS 2003 expects to find itself as the root of the domain tree on the network. Having more than one SBS server on a network will result in one of them producing a sulky error message and shutting itself down after a couple of hours.

    SBS 2003 is designed with /small/ networks in mind. Licenses for SQL server are included in its price and in the price of more CALS. This makes the CALS pricy but good value if you're running a business with maybe 10 Windows client machines that all need to access some database-backed application. This probably means it's not best suited to school environments, where you might have 50/100/150+ clients who don't need SQL access for anything.

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    Re: Small business server 2003 - quick question

    Cheers dhicks, Its actually on a job I was considering applying for and it's not in a school!

    I'm looking to move way from schools a little, bit fed up of staffs attitude and constantly silly demands being made by them :P

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    Re: Small business server 2003 - quick question

    I had never used SBS until 18 months ago, but was fine with Server 2003 and the bits within SBS. Installed SBS and though OMG why on earth can't MS port this setup into standard Server 2003 as it was much quicker and smoother, as it just does it all for you. Its identical to work, fine it has some fancy wizards sat on top of the Server 2003 Active D etc but you just close the wizards and use the normal Server 2003 stuff your used to.

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