Info on Microsoft Foundation Server 2008

Posted on 2011-04-30
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
I have some trouble running an application (Quickbooks Accounting Software) on SBS 2008 and have been looking for an inexpensive alternatives. What are the differences between server 2008 and Foundation server 2008. Can the OS uses as an application server?
Question by:co_ol
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    Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is for realy small networks or remote offices. It is licensed for 15 users only and it is available on single processor servers only in OEM licence

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation Availability and Licensing

    Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is available through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) only on select single processor servers. For details on exact server models please contact your server manufacturer.... Windows Server 2008 R2 Foundation is licensed by user accounts. You may create up to 15 user accounts that can access and use the server software....

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    I hope this help

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    thanks for the info, could you tell me if Foundation Server plays nice with SBS 2008
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    by:Svet Paperov
    I am not sure what you mean by playing nice but Foundation Server is only an OS – a scaled down version of Windows Server – and it doesn’t include Exchange and SQL as in SBS.

    I am not sure that you can just plug it in an existing AD environment with all limitations that it has. It’s really for SOHO market segment.

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