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    Enterprise or Standard

    Hello,

    Which is my best option for a primary school DC?

    Thanks

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    Standard unless you need any of the ent level features.

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    What are ENT level features?

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    IMO, go for Standard, unless you're going to run more than 1 VM within 2008 r2 and/or you're going to implement clustering. Plus standard is cheaper

    -Ken

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagnerk View Post
    IMO, go for Standard, unless you're going to run more than 1 VM within 2008 r2 and/or you're going to implement clustering. Plus standard is cheaper

    -Ken
    Hiya,

    When you say more than 1 VM do you mean more than 1 OS on the hypervisor, and if so, would it not be the main reason for running a hypervisor setup to have more than 1 OS on it?

    Or did you mean something else.

    Thanks

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    If you had lots of physical servers, and wanted to consolidate them, when buying new server hardware, you could possibly put more than one windows server onto each box. This has both benefits and downsides which need to be considered (mostly putting all your eggs in one basket scenario).


    Like others have said, for a primary school, just use Standard. Should be fine.

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by duxbuz View Post
    Hiya,

    When you say more than 1 VM do you mean more than 1 OS on the hypervisor, and if so, would it not be the main reason for running a hypervisor setup to have more than 1 OS on it?

    Or did you mean something else.

    Thanks
    It has to do with licensing, Standard let you run 1 VM before you have to start licensing VM's. Enterprise covers 4 VM's before you have to start licensing them, Datacentre cover all VM's within it

    -Ken

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