SBS 2011, terminal server and second server

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-08-22
Currently we have two servers, one with SBS 2003 and a second server which is running Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL 2008 R2. We getting new hardware, will have three servers, one with SBS 2011, second one with Server 2008R2 with SQL 2008 R2 but 64 bit and a third with Terminal server. Because we already have the license and cal's for the second server and the Terminal server I'm opting for SBS 2011 Standard rather than the Premium add-on.
From what I've read I don't need the Premium add-on to have these other two servers on my SBS 2011 network, configured as member servers on my SBS 2011 server. It would probably make sense to get the Premium add-on if we didn't already have existing licenses for the other two servers. Is that correct?
Question by:dpacheco
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    Premium add-on is usually only advantageous if you need an additional 2008 R2 license and SQL.  If you already have licenses there is no need though the premium addon CAL's may be less expensive than an SBS CAL and a SQL CAL.  You can only use Preiun CAL;s with the premium add-on.

    Server CAL's are covered by the SBS which covers access to all servers in the domain.
    SQL and RDS CAL's are separate.
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    We already have all the SQL and TS cal's and the server cal's, just wanted to make sure there wasn't some other reason I had to have the Premium Add-on. Thanks!
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    by:Rob Williams
    You are fine then. Though I love SBS there are not too many situations where I would buy the premium add-on.
    Thanks dpacheco.

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