Real World Limits for SBS 2008 (or 2003 for that Matter)
Posted on 2008-09-29
I am preparing an upgrade to SBS 2008 when available 11/12/08.
In my research I see that MS has set a limit of 75 users for this product, but all the IT pros I discuss SBS configurations with recommend not going past 40 users, 50 tops.
The SBS product is a perfect fit for my organization, but I worry about pushing past the 40 user mark if the company grows. Thus my questions...
1. - What is the (real world) limiting factor of the SBS product that makes it impractical to go beyond 40 or 50 users?
2. - Are there any hardware factors that I can anticipate when configuring a new server to help deal with these limitations?
3. - If I do go beyond the magical 40 or 50 user ceiling, what ill effects can I expect to see?
Thanks for your advice,