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Will SQL2008 work well on a Server loaded SBS2003?
Any issues with installation that I may face & how long should this take to install on
a relatively ok server that barely breaks a sweat.

I am not interested in the configuration aspect as we have someone else doing this side.
 
Also Express has been ruled out as an option.
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depending on which version of sbs2003 you have it may not be supported.  the O/S support list is here.  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506%28v=sql.105%29.aspx

you'll want a heap of available RAM if you are going to run sql2008.  depending on the connected users and the amount of requests on the dbase.
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms143506%28SQL.100%29.aspx#SE32

According to details at link above, in general "SQL Server 2008 (32-bit)" editions work fine on:

"Windows Server 2003 SP2 Small Business Server Standard"
"Windows Server 2003 SP2 Small Business Server Premium"

but not the 64-bit ones.

As far ad how long it takes to install? It all depends on that server hardware resources.

More details at:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2009/03/23/requirements-for-installing-sql-2008-standard-edition-for-small-business.aspx
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realistically allow a couple of hours to do the install.  if sql requires configuration, installing updates, patches, etc.  probably something you would want to do after hours if the server is in production.
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