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How do i install SBS 2011 Premium Add-on

hi there

i just received my Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Edition.

i have installed this now and the server is up and running.

i have also received a Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on for SQL Server 2008.

what is the correct way to install this on my server now?

thanks a lot
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
The premium add on is meant to be on a separate server, either real metal/hardware, or a VM.  But if you have beefy enough hardware for the VM, you must install Windows 2008 R2 on the server first, add ONLY the hyperV role, then install both SBS Standard and Windows Server as VM's/child OS.

Depending on the use you will make of SQL, you may be able to install SQL on the SBS, but this is not the intended use.  Number of users total, number and size of the SQL applications, number of SQL users all will figure into your decision, and the total amount of RAM is probably close to the same either with SQL on SBS or two OS on the same box..
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stevenvanheerdenAuthor Commented:
hi

its a Dual Xeon Processor Server with 16Gig's of Memory and lots of Hard drive space.

i would like to run it off the SBS and not a separate server or a virtual machine.

there is only 7 users on the network, so i would think it should be fine.

is this at all possible or do i HAVE to use a VM....?
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
There is no technical or licensing reason not to install SQL directly on the SBS.  Sounds like you have plenty of resources to go either all in one or two VMs.  

You could then use the second copy as a RDS/TS or for any other purpose.  if performance suffers, you can always move the SQL to another system.  Go for it.
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stevenvanheerdenAuthor Commented:
ok, cool thanks a lot.

so in this scenario, i just put the Add-on disk in the server (running SBS 2011) and start with the install?

its that simple?
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Larry Struckmeyer MVPCommented:
If you are asking how to install SQL, I suggest you ask another question, perhaps tagging it SQL and SBS.
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stevenvanheerdenAuthor Commented:
not really, i have installed it before, but not with the premium add-on disk....

that is why i ask, is it just a matter of putting the disk in die ROM and following the installation steps?

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