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sbs 2011 licensing and remote users

Hi all,

We have a client who is interested in SBS 2011, mainly for the remote web access for documents. The issue we have is that he has 3 offices with a total of about 35 users, but another 45 users who will only need email to their mobile devices. They also use SharePoint heavily.

I am thinking that SBS is probably not the best way forward, but would be interested to know if this scenario would be feasible at all.

Otherwise, can someone please confirm the best setup? I am thinking a simple Server 2008R2 box for AD and maybe My Docs storage, and a beefy one for Exchange, SharePoint and webDAV or something? As always, cost is an issue which is why SBS 2011 would be the preferred choice if possible, knowing the 75 user issue.

Thanks.
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Thanks for that answer. Has anyone had experience of pushing the limits of SBS 2011 yet? I am liking kevinhsieh's answer and suggestion of Office 365 but want to be able to give a cast-iron answer to our client. If anyone has any more info, I'd be glad to hear. I'll award points later today.

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It's my understanding that Storage Server Essentials only supports 25 users, I think I have pretty much ruled that one out, is there such a limit on the Standard version?
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Storage sever standard and above do not have RWA. you can add multiple SSE boxes, if only 35 users need RWA, that'd be two. But yes, it does get messy. Otherwise you are looking at 3rd party or rolling your own...equally messy if for different reasons and cost.. Unfortunately there isn't a single drop-in solution for the number if users you have.

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Good old Microsoft! Thanks for your answers, points split.