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Just a heads-up for you Sage Users who still have an SBS.

The latest version of Sage (v24) will no longer install onto SBS2008 or SBS2011.  This is because Sage have used .Net version 4.6.1 which is not compatible with Exchange Server 2007 / 2010.

In the past, Sage has said that installing previous versions of Sage onto SBS have been unsupported but the way around this was to install the software using the InstallV.exe installer.  Sage has now removed this installed from the installer files.
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by:juleswilko
Sounds like a B.S. excuse from Sage.
I can only imagine the number of businesses they have shafted.
Roll on other products not Sage based I guess...
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by:David Atkin
Sage won't really care.  

Clients will be more angry at us IT Engineers than Sage themselves. It will raise questions like 'Our server is only a couple of years old, why isn't it compatible?'

Sage itself is a great piece of Software so they probably won't lose many people over it.  The worst part of it is that they've made clients Sage data more liable to risk because they won't be stored on a server that's getting backed up.  Yes, I know that you should do Sage Backups via the Sage Software but in reality, a hell of a lot of customers just don't bother.
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I'll be spending my weekend migrating a customers SBS2003 server onto Server 2016 Essentials and Office 365.

What are you guys up to?  Any interesting projects?
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by:Brian B
Architecting an all-fibre network with 10 different switch rooms, VMWare with a 3PAR SAN and detailed on specs on hardware that won't be purchased for another 1.5 years. All at customer's request.
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Makes an interesting day Brian!  They're sexy looking devices those 3PAR SANs
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SBS

58K

Solutions

28K

Contributors

Small Business Server (SBS) is a line of server operating systems targeted at small businesses by bundling the operating system with a number of other Microsoft products that would normally need to be purchased or licensed separately. The most notable inclusions are Exchange, SQL Server, SharePoint and ISA/TMG (Microsoft's firewall and proxy server).