Features SBS 2011 Essentials* SBS 2011 Standard
Target End User Small and Home Office & Small Business Owner Small Business Owner
End User Value Server solution for small business users, to protect, centralize, stream, and access business data All in one server suite for enhanced productivity and professional business image
IT Knowledge Minimal Understands strategic use of technology
Key Scenarios - Backup of PCs
- File storage
- Remote access
- Business applications (LOBs)
- Cloud Services
- Website hosting
- Exchange email
- SharePoint
- Remote access
- Business applications (LOBs)
PC/User Limit 25 75, users or devices
Licensing Server License Only (No CALs required) Server + CALs required
On-premises Management Simplified Dashboard Integrated Console
File sharing (SMB & NFS) Yes Yes
Networking Infrastructure (DNS, IIS & DHCP) Yes Yes
Health Monitoring Yes Yes
Active Directory Domain Service Yes Yes
Remote Web Access Yes Yes
Server Backup Yes Yes
PC Backup Yes No
Virtualization (Hyper-V host support) ** **
Active Directory Domain Join Create only # Create only #
Server application support (Line Of Business + others) Yes Yes
Integrated Products - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Technologies
- Integration with compatible online services
- Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Technologies
- Exchange 2010 SP1
- SharePoint Foundation 2010
- Windows Software Update Services

Features SBS 2011 Premium Add-on
Target End User Small and Home Office & Small Business Owner
End User Value Provides small businesses a flexible and cost-effective solution for deploying additional servers on a network running Windows SBS 2011
IT Knowledge Internal IT and/or Partner Support
Key Scenarios - Running Business Applications
- Virtualization with Hyper-V
- Remote Desktop Services
- Additional Domain Controller
- Branch Deployment
- Other Standalone uses
PC/User Limit Subject to SBS 2011 Essentials and Standard User/PC Limit
Licensing Server + CALs required (for SQL Server access)
Integrated Products - Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
- SQL Server 2008 R2 for Small Business
* Hyper-V role is not available for SBS 2011 Standard or Essentials, however it is supported through the Small Business Server 2011 Premium Add-on.
(1) SBS 2011 must own the Active Directory FSMO roles, additional Domain Controllers and member servers are supported.
# Time limited migration domain join available .

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