Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Installation Guide

Updated: August 21, 2008

Applies To: Windows SBS 2008

The Windows® Small Business Server 2008 Premium software is based on the Windows Server® 2008 operating system. During the installation, Windows SBS 2008 Premium 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 Standard requires 64-bit hardware. Windows SBS 2008 Premium allows your second server to have a 32-bit or a 64-bit processor architecture.

Installing Windows Small Business Server Premium

To install Windows SBS 2008 Premium, do the following:

  1. Install Windows SBS 2008 Standard.

    For installation instructions about how to install Windows SBS 2008 Standard, see the Windows Small Business Server Installation Guide at

  2. Install the second server by using Windows Server 2008, included with Windows SBS 2008 Premium, and then join it to the Windows SBS 2008 domain.

    For second server installation information, see Implementing a Second Server on Your Windows Small Business Server 2008 Network at

  3. Optional: Install SQL Server 2008 on the second server for line-of-business applications. (Installing SQL Server 2008 on the first server is also supported.

    For more information, see Using SQL Server in Windows Small Business Server 2008 Premium Edition.

  4. Optional: Install Terminal Services on the second server to share applications.

Using Windows Small Business Server 2008 product keys

Depending on your installation type, you are required to use product keys to activate the product. For information about the product keys for Windows SBS 2008 Premium, see the Microsoft Web site at