"Very solid but resource intensive"4.0 starson
Summary: The latest release of SBS adds the reliability of Win2K with excellent functionality. Only two complaints. The first is the extremely large box required to run it effectively. SBS was originally designed as a low cost solution for small businesses. Previous versions were often found running on a beefed up workstation (which worked very well). After working with SBS 2000 through beta and initial release I am not recommending running it on less then dual 800 mHz processors with a minimum of 512 RAM. In short it requires an actual server. This places additional costs on the solution that make it out of reach for many of its target customers. The second complaint is the poor licensing of SQL Server 2000 included. According to the licensing included it cannot be used to backend IIS applications (at least not for use on the Internet). For that you need a processor license. Ooops... SBS2K needs two processors which now means you need $10,000 worth of ADDITIONAL processor licenses. At that price it is not worth including.