Microsoft small business server 2003 - help needed to understand what is needed to use it

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Dima, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Dima

    Dima Guest

    Hello All!

    Thanks to Microsoft's fat-cat policies and money grabbing techniques,
    and a barrage of verbal garbage in EUA, I am now unsure what I need to
    buy and how to budget...

    I need MS Small Business Server 2003 standard edition, there are 7
    users with no more than 5 users using the system at the same time at
    any given point in time.

    Microsoft's specifications for the SBS 2003 say that the new operating
    system is robust and reliable... Whilst the minimum requirements for
    the SBS 2003 say that a Microsoft Server 2000/2003 or Server NT 4 is
    needed to run the SBS 2003…

    Doesn't SBS 2003 have an operating system as part of the package? If
    it doesn't and relies on the existing system then Windows Server NT 4
    just has to be the "new robust and reliable system" they are talking

    Talking about the licenses to access the Server… Do I need a license
    for 5 devices (unlimited users) or 5 users (unlimited devices)? Do I
    need licenses for every person who has an account in the server or
    only the maximum number of people accessing it at any given time?

    Dima, Oct 20, 2004
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  2. Dima

    why? Guest

    I have always used, licensing is per seat for logged on (authenticated
    user) not the number of PCs.
    Std. / Premium edition include Server 2003 unless this is wrong
    Looks like SBS 2003 home page.
    It explains the different modes.

    The common theme here is,

    why?, Oct 20, 2004
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  3. You are welcome to microsoft's fat cat policies and money grabbing
    techniques have you felt you were now unsure what you need to buy and
    how to budget.
    You are joking, right?
    You woke me up for that?
    Are you sure?
    You are welcome dim.
    Lady Chatterly, Oct 20, 2004
  4. He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask
    remains a fool forever.
    What do you dream about?
    Lady Chatterly, Oct 20, 2004
  5. Dima

    Dmitriy Guest

    Thank you for your help.

    Dmitriy, Oct 20, 2004
  6. Dima

    Dmitriy Guest

    Sorry for waking you up, you should have died in your sleep!
    Thank you for your disattention...
    Dmitriy, Oct 20, 2004
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