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Hi,

I have a quick question, can you tell me if its possible to use this setup:

1 x SBS 2011 DC
1 x Windows Server 2008 R2 (SBS Premium Add-on)
1 x SQL Server 2008 (SBS Premium Add-on)

As I don't wish to setup Windows Server 2008 R2 (Workgroup) Hyper-V, then install SBS 2011 virtual host, and Windows Server 2008 R2 virtual host with SQL 2008. I would like to put the second Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL 2008 on a separate box as it will be running Sage 200.

Thanks in advance.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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If you have SBS 2011 and Windows 2008 R2 with SQL on a 2nd server, then that is covered under the SBS 2011 with Premium Add-On license agreement.

Alan
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by:Tahir2008
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Hi Alan,

When I log-on to our licence portal I can download SBS 2011 Premium Add-on but it does not show me a download for Small Business Server 2011. I was therefore under the impression I would install SBS 2011 stand-alone on one box and then use the Premium add-on to install the extra Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL R2 on the other box, is this not correct?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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That is correct.

The Add-On is a separate purchase to SBS, so did you buy SBS 2011 as well?
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by:Tahir2008
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Under our open licence agreement, we have access to SBS 2011 and the Premium Add-on.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Then you should have a separate SBS 2011 download too.
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by:Tahir2008
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That is correct. I can download SBS 2011 directly without a problem. It was just when I clicked SBS 2011 - Premium Add-on it only gave me Windows Server 2008 R2 and SQL Server 2008 as download options.

If they are two separate downloads then all is fine. I will go ahead and install SBS 2011 as normal on one box and then join the second Windows Server 2008 R2 box with SQL 2008 onto the SBS server.

Would this work?
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Alan Hardisty earned 2000 total points
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That is the case - they are separate.  There is no "SBS Premium Add-On Download" as the Add-On is Windows 2008 R2 and SQL 2008, hence the separate downloads.

The Add-On gives you the license ability to install both products legally.
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by:Tahir2008
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Another question please.

I have now installed SBS 2011 as a standalone OS in a VM.
I have also installed SBS 2008 R2 and joined it to the SBS 2011 domain.

When I try to access the SBS 2011 server from the SBS 2008 R2 additional host I have to authenticate against the SBS 2011 server, is this normal? I was under the impression that joining it to SBS it would function as a server and inherit the required permissions.

Would SQL server 2008 have permission problems with this setup?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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When you log on to the 2nd server, are you logging in to the domain or to the local account on the 2nd server?
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by:Tahir2008
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The domain account but for that server. Not the SBS server credentials.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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That doesn't make sense.

When you built the server you would have to specify a username / password.  When you joined it to the domain, you would have to specify a domain admin account to join it to the domain.  Once it had rebooted, if you login using the same credentials that you used when you setup the server, you are not authenticating against the domain, so that's why you are prompted when trying to access the SBS server.

If you login as the domain admin on the 2nd server or another admin account, then you won't get prompted to authenticate to the SBS server because you have already been authenticated.

Is that what you are doing or using the account you used to build the server with?

Alan
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by:Tahir2008
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Hi Alan,

Sorry, I think I know what I have done wrong. I have been so used to using SBS I have forgotten some of the basics.

Basically, I setup the SBS server with the following:
username: sbs.admin
Pass: pass

The second server was setup with:
username: server2008.server
pass: pass

When logged onto the server 2008 I joined it to the SBS domain using the SBS credentials. But once it was joined and had rebooted I logged onto the server with:
username: server2008.server
pass: pass

And as you mentioned this account is not in the domain admins, administrators etc groups so I would of course need to authenticate to obtain access. I will add this account to the right groups to ensure it has the right access because I would like to keep the SBS logon account separate for the SBS server.
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