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The Windows® Small Business Server 2008 software is based on the Windows Server® 2008 operating system. During the installation, Windows SBS 2008 configures applications and features, which include:

  • The Windows SBS Console
  • Microsoft® Exchange Server 2007 (with RPC-over-HTTP and Outlook Web Access functionality)
  • Microsoft Forefront™ Security for Exchange Server, Small Business Edition
  • Windows SharePoint® Services 3.0
  • Windows Live™ OneCare™ for Server
  • Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP1
  • Integration with Microsoft Office Live Small Business services
  • Remote Web Workplace
Windows SBS 2008 network


Unlike previous versions of Windows SBS, Windows SBS 2008 requires 64-bit hardware. However, if you purchased the Windows SBS 2008 Premium Edition, your second server can be a 32-bit or a 64-bit processor architecture.

This Installation Guide has the following sections:


  • SBS 2008 remote access demo and interview
    • Magesh Narayanan, program manager for SBS, gives us a detailed list of the new remote web workplace (RWW) features in SBS 2008 since SBS 2003 and tells us the design goals they had with remote access for this release.