Installing OCS 2007R2 on SBS 2008? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Can I install OCS 2007 R2 on a SBS 2008 Server?
    I few threads seem to lead me to the answer NO.... but looking for a close case answer :)
    I assume using 2 servers would work? (SBS2008 + WIN SVR2008)
    Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:09 PM


  • Ideally you should separate these servers.  Technically I think it's possible to install OCS on that server (so long as it's an x64 OS) but considering the amount of services already on an SBS server you will need to add multiple IP addresses and possibily reconfigure many of the default ports.  Keep in mind that if you are deploying Standard Edition it will also install SQL Express, so that's yet another service. 

    Using separate servers would be about 10 times less of a headache, that I can tell you for sure :)
    Jeff Schertz, PointBridge | MVP | MCITP: Enterprise Messaging | MCTS: OCS
    Thursday, July 23, 2009 1:53 PM