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MS server 2008

Hello EEs,
 
I have 5 physical server on which i want to install the following servers:-
 
1.         Windows server 2008 = Domain Controller + Terminal Server in Corporate Office
2.         Windows server 2008 = Read Only domain controller in Branch Office remote location
3.         Windows server 2008 + Exchange server 2007 in corporate office
4.         Windows server 2008 + SQL Server 2008 with file server in corporate office
5.         Windows server 2008 + Anti Virus server (Trend Micro / Symantec)    
 
I want to buy windows essential business server 2008.
 
Can any one you experts let me know do i need to purchase 5 license copy of Essential server 2008 or only one software bundles can be used to install 5 different physical servers.
 
Note # I dont want to go for virtualized environment I want different server for different application like exchange, SQL etc.(As mentioned)
 
Let me know also Hyper V is supported in MS Essential Business server 2008
Or should i go for Enterprise version of windows server 2008.
 
Kind Regards,
 
DXB

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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
Good screen shot of what Essentials server is about... (you get server licenses that are expected to run on different physical servers with Essentails)
http://blogs.technet.com/asksbs/archive/2008/03/11/difference-between-windows-essential-business-server-and-windows-small-small-business-server-2008.aspx

So, you get OS to install 4 seperate servers... based on what you want to do, Essentials is good but you don't get terminal server or extra RODC...
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
(also, don't put terminal services on a domain controller)
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abhijitwaikarCommented:
For license and software you need to decide what you want because ESB 2008 is available to purchase via volume license programs, system builders, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
More info:
http://www.microsoft.com/ebs/en/us/licensing-overview.aspx

For Hyper -V question/support check below link.
http://www.microsoft.com/ebs/en/us/virtualization.aspx 




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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
NJComputerNetworks:
Thanks for letting me know the different b/w both kindly reassure me the one license copy (bundle ) of EBS 2008 will allow me to install all above mentioned OS / application on 5 different physical servers under non-virtualized environment & are you sure  that I wont get terminal server or extra RODC... Do you mean to say I wont get TS on this bundle or I wont get RODC on Branch office or wont I get TM on RODC for Branch office.
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abhijitwaikar: Thank for your reply!
We are going for VL(volume license programs).
We dont want to go for Virtual Environment. but Kindly advise how many license copy of EBS 2008 i really need to buy or only one bundle of it will let me install 5 physical servers with one license copy or EBS 2008.

Your quick reply will be appreciated.
Thanks!
Kind Regards,
DXB
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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
Dear All
Pls have a look :-
"Q.  How many hardware servers am I allowed to use to run Windows Essential Business Server 2008, for both the Standard and Premium editions?

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The Windows Essential Business Server 2008 license grants you the right to run the Standard edition on up to three hardware servers.  For the Premium edition, you have the right to run the additional copy of Windows Server 2008 Standard on a fourth server.  Additionally, for the copy of SQL Server 2008 included in the Premium edition, you have the right to run it on a fifth server if desired.  In other words, you can run it on a copy of Windows Server that you obtained outside of the copies that are included as part of Windows Essential Business Server 2008."
Copied from here :" http://www.microsoft.com/ebs/en/us/faq.aspx"
Kindly Explan the same.
Awaiting for your earlier reply.
Thanks!
DXB
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abhijitwaikarCommented:
In Microsoft Volume Licensing you do not need to purchase multiple copies of the software media and the documentation that comes with the software.

Volume license keys can be used to activate multiple installations of the software; typically the license will limit the key to a fixed number of installations which must only be within the licensee's organization.

Prices for volume licensing varying depending on the type, quantity and applicable subscription term.

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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
abhijitwaikar: Thanks for your reply.
Do you mean to say We have to tell microsoft that we need to install 5 Physical server under Windows EBS 2008 when we buy the Volume Licenses or do a agreement of Volume Licenses with MS.
Kindly advise asap.
Thanks!
DXB.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
DXB,

I think most of your questions can be answered by looking at the FAQ listing you posted:

Q.  How many hardware servers am I allowed to use to run Windows Essential Business Server 2008, for both the Standard and Premium editions?

A.  
The Windows Essential Business Server 2008 license grants you the right to run the Standard edition on up to three hardware servers.  For the Premium edition, you have the right to run the additional copy of Windows Server 2008 Standard on a fourth server.  Additionally, for the copy of SQL Server 2008 included in the Premium edition, you have the right to run it on a fifth server if desired.  In other words, you can run it on a copy of Windows Server that you obtained outside of the copies that are included as part of Windows Essential Business Server 2008.

Q.  Does the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 CAL allow me to access Windows Server 2008 connected to the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 domain?

A.  
Yes. Windows Essential Business Server 2008 CAL Suite and Windows Essential Business Server 2008 CAL Suite for Premium Users or Devices can be used to access any Windows Server 2008 that is in the Windows Essential Business Server 2008 domain. Note, however, if you are using the Terminal Services or Rights Management Services functionality found in Windows Server 2008, you must acquire separate Terminal Services CALs or Rights Management Services CALs in order to be compliant with your license.

In other words, if you need Terminal Services access in your domain, you will have to buy an additional Windows 2008 server and buy TS Licenses separate.  So, you can add this functionality to your domain, but it is an external cost and is not automatically included in your EBS cost.

There is a real good trianing video on EBS 2008.  I suggest you get this as part of your planning.  It can be purchased here:  http://www.cbtnuggets.com/webapp/product?id=503


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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
NJComputerNetworks:
It says I can install 5 physical server with the bundle of EBS 2008 but for Terminal server i must buy  a seperately license copy from MS....am I right now?
Thanks for the link,
Kindly advise.
DXB
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
"It says I can install 5 physical server with the bundle of EBS 2008 but for Terminal server i must buy  a seperately license copy from MS"  Yes, you are correct.

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abhijitwaikarCommented:
At the time of purchasing you have to tell microsoft that we need to install 5 Physical server under Windows EBS 2008.

Prices for volume licensing varying depending on the type, quantity and applicable subscription term.
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dxbdxb2009Author Commented:
Thanks NJComputerNetworks for your support & hope to be in future as well.
Kindly have a look on my other question here & adcise me for the same.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Networking/Network_Management/Network_Design_and_Methodology/Q_25043680.html
Thanks,
DXB
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