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SBS 2008 Server OS on New Physical Server??

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Hi All,

I am IT Manager for company of 55.

7 years ago our company purchased a DELL Poweredge 2900 server and it came with OEM version of SBS 2008 Server. It is a great product being that Exchange is included.

That said, it is time for new hardware, "a new server, be it DELL, HP, etc.". I want to go with 2012 R2 but of course this is costly as new round of CALs have to be purchased.

W are considering sticking with SBS 2008 for a while longer.. but.. according to packaging can only go on a DELL server? Or maybe not at all and just on the original server and can't be re-used?

Please see photos. Any thoughts by anyone? Thanks! Steve

 

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