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    I am going to do a small network for a customer next month that will consist of an SBS 2008 server and 15 new workstations. I can still buy Dell desktops downgraded to XP, but I have also been very please with my TechNet Windows 7 on my company SBS 2008 network.

    Does anyone have a recommendation or comments concerning using Windows 7 Professional vs. XP Professional? I have heard the 'connect' wizard does not work and at one point, the shadow copy client did not work.

    Thanks
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    Re: Win 7 and SBS 2008

    I can't comment on the shadow copy client not working, but my connect client worked just fine after I had patched the SBS 2008 machine up to SP2 (I think that was the patch...). I like what I've seen of Windows 7 and it's client-side preferences as well as printer deployment. I think it'll make your life a lot easier.

    I think it's high time we ditched XP. It fought a good battle and served honorably. Let it die in pieces.
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      Re: Win 7 and SBS 2008

      the other way to look at it is this.. you're going to deliver an entire new network to a customer, using a brand new operating system.. without knowing if it's going to support any specific line of business applications.

      Are you ready to field the calls about the things that are new and different, or just "not what it used to be" (ie, my partner loves complaining about the lack of a show-desktop icon, first that it didn't exist, that windows-D wasn't good enough, then, when i eventually found it (over the far right of the start bar, if it helps) that it was in the worng place, and why couldn't we move it :P)

      but then you have to consider the cost aspect as well..
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        Re: Win 7 and SBS 2008

        Another point to consider, XP won't be supported for too much longer.
        Wesley David
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          Re: Win 7 and SBS 2008

          I am really just concerned about the technical aspects of Windows 7 in an SBS 2008 environment but thank you for your comments. It appears that the SBS rollout #2 addresses most of my concerns.

          At some point the customer has to take that quantum leap forward from XP to Vista and I will give them that choice now that I know Win 7 works well with SBS 2008.
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