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As we have previously documented, the product components that make up the SBS 2008 solution (Link to SBS 2008 Components) differs from SBS 2003 R2. SA customers will therefore be granted one-time licenses for the following to be ‘made whole’, entitlement:
ISA 2006 + separate copy of Windows Server 2003 R2 **
Until such time ISA successor product, Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010, is released upon which, a TMG 2010 license will be granted. ***
*Premium Edition ** ISA 2006 does not run on Windows Server 2008 *** Version number subject to market availability
Note: Customers will have to purchase SA separately (independent of SA for SBS) in order to receive future upgrades of the granted components as part of ongoing SA entitlement, except in the case of the ISA, where SA does not have to be attached to ISA 2006 in order to get TMG 2010 (I.e. SA attachment to SBS 2003 R2 entitles customer to TMG 2010).
Also note: SBS 2003 R2 CALs with SA will upgrade to SBS 2008 CAL Suite or SBS 2008 CAL Suite for Premium Users or Devices, depending on which edition of SBS server software your SA rights entitle you to.
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The Official SBS Blog : Software Assurance entitlement for SBS 2003 customers upgrading to SBS 2008:
Wow! That is terrific news and very nice to see such exhaustive support - even for MAC users. :-> The addition of the Windows 2003 R2 license so as to provide for ISA 2006 is a very nice benefit.
Fantastic news that ISA comes with a seperate Windows Server 2003 R2 license as many were concerned with having to use the separate license obtained from the SBS 2008 Premium solution and then removing the chance of being able to have a separate SQL server aswell.
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Kunder som har tegnet Software Assurance (SA) på SBS 2003 R2 Standard eller Premium vil bli kompensert for produkter som blir borte i SBS Server 2008. Men, hva består kompensasjonen av? ...