Windows Small Business Server 2008 Installation Guide

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

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 Server Update Services (WSUS) 3.0 SP1

  • Integration with Microsoft Office Live Small Business services

  • Remote Web Workplace


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: