On April 27, 2008, in Rants, by

As I’m working on a document by remote web workplacing back to my home PC as I’m over at Dad’s house this afternoon (yes the Dad who is currently with a hot pink cast and broke his leg) I’d like to answer the question…. 

“Just installing a server SBS 2003. Why do people pay for SBS and not get 2003 and one other server for Exchange?”


Becuase we don’t need two servers.  We really don’t for our needs.  Because hardware is robust enough these days.  Because we do good backups.  Because we have ExchangeDefender to hold our email on the rare chance that something should happen.  Because I have built in processes to deal with potential downtime to keep it to a minimum.  Because SBS 2003 meets our needs.  Because Remote Web Workplace is a perfect remote solution.  Because the value of the suite is of more benefit than having separate servers.

…and mainly because….

it works.

It flat out works.

And why are you asking that question on Twitter anyway?  At this rate we’re going to have to do a SBS channel on twitter.  Folks we have newsgroups for such things you know….

(yeah yeah some folks are going to ask why am I following this twitter post as well…) 


One Response to Because….

  1. I agree wholeheartedly. I sell sbs 2k3 to my customers because it gives them the competitave edge that they need and it is the right “fit” for them. Anyone who hasn’t tried sbs 2k3 and then set it up per the sbs best practices analyzer doesn’t really know just how stable yet robust this OS is.
    Use it the way it was meant to be used, take the time to set it up properly, OS on an os partition, databases on a separate partion etc., (don’t take Dell’s or HP’s word for for what is right, they put everything on one partition, and that very small, wheres the room for growth in that?) and it’ll last a long time and run wonderfully. Keep it patched, (although warily)and it will serve you fine with features you can’t get from most OS’es. I love it, and am now looking forward to a migration path that will allow for the business that wants to transition beyond 75 users but keep the same functionality. (EBS)