Licensing Question SBS

We have two servers - one SBS 2003 and the second standard server.

We host CRM 4.0 on the second server.

We intend to upgrade the first server to SBS 2011 first and i believe that the premium version comes with a standard server licence for the second server.

If this is our configuation, what are the licensing requirements and who is the best licensing company to acquire licensing or the pricing is the same with all agents.

15 exchange mail users.
15 users of CRM 4.0  (eventually upgrade to CRM 2011 at which point we upgrade the second server)

Please clarify the licensing of the sql server - is it just one server license.
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Glen KnightCommented:
Premium SBS comes with a SQL license so all you need is an SBS2011 Premium license with 15 Client Access Licenses.

If you buy this with new hardware you can purchase OEM editions which is significantly cheaper than the retail version.

You will find most vendors will be a similar price.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
With SBS 2011, you buy SBS 2011 Standard, and if you want a second server with a SQL Server 2008 R2 license (just one server license) then you buy the SBS 2011 Premium add-on.

You will also need an SBS 2011 Standard CAL for each user in SBS and you will need an additional SBS Premium add-on CAL for each user that uses CRM (as that uses the SQL database.)

Unlike 2008, Premium add-on licenses and CALs are cumulative, replacement bundles.

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I would advise against buying SBS through your OEM supplier. Instead you may want to consider buying an Open Business licence from an authorised MS Reseller. While this licence type is maybe a bit more expensive, it does NOT die with the hardware. If you buy OEM you are not allowed to move the licence to new hardware (should the server die).

Also, in terms of implementation, I strongly suggest to look into Virtualisation: Buy SBS 2011 with the premium Add-In and install the Hyper-V host role on the physical server and two VMs (1x SBS, 1x SQL/CRM). This gives you a great deal of flexibility and is our standard SBS setup for most clients.

Also note that the base SBS licence is bundled with 5 CALs, so you only need to buy whatever you need in addition. there is no requirement to buy in multiples of 5 either.

As a last remark, I believe MS CRM is quite expensive, have you looked at Sugar CRM or vTiger CRM?
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