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I see that FMP Server 9 requires Windows Server 2003. Does this include Small Business Server 2003?

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I believe that Small Business Server 2003 is not an officially supported OS. Standard 2003 is.

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SBS has been shown to cause problems with Server 7 and Server 8. Presumably--or at least possibly--it will also cause issues in Server 9. I'd recommend the approved Server OS, namely Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP 2.

Steven

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What issues have you seen? just out of curiosity.

The only issues I've ever seen is with Share Point on Windows Small Business, conflicting with the web publishing engine.

Uninstalling and reinstalling IIS with out share point has always resolved this issue for my clients.

I also recommend the use standard addition when possible. Running mission critical data on an uncertified OS is just not the best of ideas :

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Many extra and extraneous services, MMC issues, and problems with external server authentication when a member of a domain for example.

Steven

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Interesting, many of my clients (who refuse to go to 2003 SE) have been running for a while with no problems at all. (other then the normal FileMaker server touchiness : )

Strange i've not run into any of those issues.

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FMS 8.0v4 running on Windows Server 2003 SE is solid, very solid. Perhaps your "touchiness" is the result of using SBS. Why are your clients so resistant to using the prescribed OS?

Steven

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If I may weigh in, I have a bunch of clients also using SBS and I have not noticed anything out of the ordinary in respect to FM Server issues. All clients are running either FMS 8 or FMS 9 and for are very stable. In fact the one server that i have had any issues with is Server 2003 SE. I think that small businesses may like the fact that SBS has may extras built in and the pricing aspect as well. Steven, what types of issues have you heard of, just in case any of us come across the same thing?

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