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SBS2011 standard & premium oem licensing

Hi,

I've run into a problem with Dell : they quoted one thing but when placing orders, they said sorry they made a mistake& proceeded to amend license costs which are working out over £1000 more than originally costed!

Pls clarify the following sbs2011 oem licensing scenarios (pls quote microsoft oem part numbers if this is possible):

(1) SBS2011 Standard deployment, total; 10 users, single server

(2) SBS2011 Premium deployment, total 10 users for Exchange & SQL, 2-server deployment

Thanks
jay
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Glen KnightCommented:
First of all Exchange is included in the Standard CAL.

If you want the premium add-on for SBS2011 you also need Premium add-on CAL's on top of your standard CAL's.

The licensing is explained in more detail here: http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/licensing.aspx
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ormerodrutterCommented:
It i hard to quote you with the above as different vendors may charge different prices. Not sure if Dell sell OEM alone. Most vendors don't sell OEM licenses on their own, unless sold with server/computer.

I think it is more important you know what you need. If you are a small business and do not require SQL then you should go for the Standard edition. IF you need SQL then you will need Premium add-on.

Premium add-on also gives you an additional Windows Server license, that you can use on a separate server and you may want to install SQL on that second server. Remember that SBS Standard CALs already cover you the use of additional Windows Servers within your network, the Premium Add-on provide the additional Server license.

Also I think you can't virtualise SBS Standard, if you need hyper-v you will need to go with Premium.
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