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  • 2008 R2 Standard / Enterprise Differences ?

    We're getting ready to replace an aging Windows 2000 (Enterprise) Server that is our domain controller with a new 2008 R2 Server. I'm trying to decide if the extra money for R2 Enterprise is necessary or if R2 Standard will do. Does Microsoft have a side by side comparison of the two products somewhere ? if so I haven't found it. We have a small network, about 35 computers and 6 networked printers, no virtualization, nothing special. Also, is the Standard available in 64 bit or is that only Enterprise ? Budget is tight so I want the most of what I have.

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    Re: 2008 R2 Standard / Enterprise Differences ?

    Comparison guide link on this page: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/serve...-editions.aspx

    Server 2008 R2 is 64-bit only (regardless of edition)
    If you need clustering (including Exchange 2010 DAGs) you must get enterprise, otherwise there are few differences
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      Re: 2008 R2 Standard / Enterprise Differences ?

      Here is a direct link to Microsoft's site where you can access a PDF doc comparing the different editions.

      http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...on%20Guide.pdf
      JM @ IT Training & Consulting
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