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Hi Guys,

I have a site with a SBS2003 server. 4gbram. 2 x xeon cpus. stacks of HDD space.

However, the company is rapidly expanding, this current server now runs exchange/fileserver/account package/VPN server/OWA server

They have about 15 users connecting via VPN or OWA offsite at anytime. About 20 users in the main office at any time.

I want to recommend an upgrade now as i dont want to wait for the server to bottleneck.

What is the best way to go about this? Based on my thoughts ive come up with this rough idea.

New server with windows 2008 std
Exchange 2007
Migrate exchange 2003 to 2007 on new server
Shift OWA from 2003 too 2007

Leave other server running as file/accounting server/vpn server
Im not sure if this is the right way to go and is going to allow them to keep growing.

Can peeople please give their advice, points awarded to most efficient and simple option

thanks
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by:suppsaws
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Hello dazzydawazzy,

Actually, with SBS 2008 you can go up to 75 users, and you have exchange 2007 for free ... with EBS even more users.
So unless you want to make forest trusts etc you don't need an server 2008 and exchange 2007 seperately, it will cost you more.
and for the migration, check:
http://sbs.editme.com/sbs2008migration
so migrate from sbs 2003 to the new server > sbs 2008, and if you buyt the PREMIUM edition of sbs 2008 you have a windows server 2008 license for FREE, that can be installed on the 'old' server, to act as a terminal server.

Regards,

suppsaws
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by:dazzydawazzy
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Ok what is the difference between SBS prem 20008 and EBS prem 2008....I have not heard of EBS before....

I've just gone and done some pricing and for SBS 2008 premium with 30 user cals it will be RRP: $9169.00 AUD
With EBS 2008 Prem with 30 user cals it will be RRP: $8948.00 AUD

This seems like a hefty price without even costing in hardware to that price..... what do you think?

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suppsaws earned 500 total points
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here is the EBS info:
http://www.microsoft.com/wess/en/us/default.aspx
here is the SBS 2008 pricing:
http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/pricing.aspx
ebs 2008 pricing:
http://www.microsoft.com/ebs/en/us/pricing.aspx
with sbs 2008 premium, the w2k8 license is already covered, so the only thing you'll need are TS licenses:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/licensing-terminal.aspx
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by:suppsaws
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don't forget, this is only for the remote users, but they could use VPN instead of terminal services.
The users with a pc in the building can use RWW.
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