You know what I got asked today in the Win7 webcast I did?  If one had to install SBS 2008 in order to deploy Windows 7 and I honestly said no.

Win 7

Vista –

In fact the two handouts I did for how to deploy Win7 and Vista are strictly about installing on a SBS 2003 not SBS 2008.  Another question I got was whether you could go from 32 bit to 64 bit (you can’t — you have to clean install).

Can a Windows 7 machine and a SBS 2003 cohabitate nicely?  Yes.  Will Windows 2008 make the smb file transfer goodness faster?  Honestly yes, but 7 will play nice with both server platforms.

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