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SBS2008 and Vista Home Premium integration

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I am upgrading my father-in-law's small business server which currently runs just Vista Business. I am implementing Small Business Server 2008.

Two of his client machines just run Vista Home Premium. I am wondering if this is going to integrate correctly into the network, as I know that Vista Home Premium machines CANNOT be accessed via remote desktop. Yuck.

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You need Vista Business, Enterprise or ultimate, XPpro, or Win2000, or Win7 business or ultimate.
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ps- you did say " integrate correctly ". Home versions and Win9x cannot join a domain, but they can access shares and use Exchange, if that is all you need. All the SBS functionality will be lost.
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That's exactly what I wanted to know: the systems absolutely have to be able to join a domain and integrate with Active Directory.

Sad news, as this will increase the cost quite a bit, but good to know in advance.
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Thanks.
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Thanks Coalescent. Good luck with the project.
Cheers!
--Rob
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