What is the difference between server 2008 Standard and server 2008 Data Center?

Wanted to know the difference between Server 2008 Standard and Server 2008 Data Center.
bLampertAsked:
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B HConnect With a Mentor Commented:
the only thing with built-in full blown sql is SBS
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B HCommented:
other than this?
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2-editions-overview.aspx

licensing of applications that are streamed to remote users is, i think, the bets benefit
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B HCommented:
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bLampertAuthor Commented:
Does either have SQL? i can't see anything about that
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Gregory_VCommented:
to me, virtualization licensing is the key with datacenter.   Datacenter allows for unlimited virtualization instances.  That's where you would get your bang for your buck.
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Gregory_VCommented:
sql is separate.
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bLampertAuthor Commented:
So sql express would work fine with either?
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Gregory_VCommented:
You could use sql express, depending on your needs.  Or you could get SQL standard or enterprise... Totally dependant on what your requirements are.
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bLampertAuthor Commented:
So with data center, is that basically for allowing users to log in remotely to the server to run a server based application?
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Gregory_VConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Ok, lets look at this chart:

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2-compare-roles.aspx

RDP is available on several editions, limited in some, but not in enterprise or datacenter.
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NJComputerNetworksCommented:
This link highlights the differences for you:  http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/r2-compare-specs.aspx

they are mainly hardware type differences...
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bLampertAuthor Commented:
How is RDP not included in Data center when it shows RDS is included
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Gregory_VCommented:
ah, yep, sorry remote desktop, remote desktop :)  

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bLampertAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys!
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