Solved

Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation vs Standard

Posted on 2010-08-23
4
4,547 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
I have a client that is upgrading a server from Windows 2000 server to 2008. After getting a lot of information that solidified my stance on being able to go with 2008 R2 Standard with a server downgrade option, I now find out that there is a 2008 R2 Foundation version that is a few hundred $$ less.

My question is, can a small company with 2008 R2 Foundation with a downgrade option (the server is a 32-bit) be able to take care of all the tasks of a small business. I am iffy about using this version as I this is the first time I have heard of it.

What can't it do that the Standard version can?

thanks!
0
Comment
Question by:RSchierer
4 Comments
 
LVL 95

Accepted Solution

by:
Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 33505959
Foundation has a limit of 15 users.  And it's only available via OEM.  And the current version is 64 bit only.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:RSchierer
ID: 33506538
thanks for the clarification. this version would not work in my situation.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:Hersh
ID: 34332355
can i install sql server 2008 standard for small business in windows server 2008 R2 foundation?
0

Featured Post

PeopleSoft Has Never Been Easier

PeopleSoft Adoption Made Smooth & Simple!

On-The-Job Training Is made Intuitive & Easy With WalkMe's On-Screen Guidance Tool.  Claim Your Free WalkMe Account Now

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Know what services you can and cannot, should and should not combine on your server.
The recent Microsoft changes on update philosophy for Windows pre-10 and their impact on existing WSUS implementations.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

733 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question