If you are like me and are digging out your product key to order your SBS 2003 sp1 cdroms, you will probably wonder…what the heck is that other SBS version on the order form drop down menu… What is “Windows Server 2003 for Small Business Server“?  What?  You don’t recognize the FRESNO version of SBS?

That’s the SBS “For Really Small NetwOrks”…get it?  It’s a 15 user max, just the operating system, nothing else that no one in their right mind would want to buy, and usually doesn’t, they just order the wrong one.  It’s one cdrom …not our 4 or 5 and if you have SBS with Sharepoint/Exchange/the whole shebang… you want the top two product versions…. Standard is without ISA and SQL, Premium is with them.  Remember that this is how you get your ISA 2004..kewlamundo!  The only want the product key code from the back of the disk one.

So if you are an SBSer…trust me… the FRESNO version isn’t what you have

These aren’t the droids you are looking for”

Oh..wait..that’s the movie…not the service pack….

Move along”

P.S.  Fresno is where I live and it’s known just enough to be made fun of. 

P.S.S.  The order form said “Please expect delivery of product within 3-10 days, depending on availability of product and ship to location.

If you have questions about your order you may call customer service Monday through Friday, between 8AM and 10PM ET, at (800-360-7561), toll free in the United States and Canada.“

Good to know!


One Response to The FRESNO version of SBS is obviously still alive

  1. Paul Proefrock says:

    Ms. Bradley,

    Just received my copy of the upgrade CD’s. Not sure if I got the right ones or not. It is two CD’s, Not one nor is it 3-4 CD’s.

    If you call and ask Microsoft, they aren’t aware of this. (Left hand never talks to right hand). According to them, there is only ONE(1) version of Small Business Server.

    Is this correct for the Standard Version of SBS? Part No. is X11-03776 & 03777