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which windows version and how to install

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by gijsbert, Dec 30, 2003.

  1. gijsbert

    gijsbert Basic Pleskian

    Aug 22, 2001
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    There are many windows 2003 versions available. Does anyone know which version to buy?

    As I understand I need the standard version (not the webserver version) if I ever want to use SQL 2000 server. Is this correct?

    Also I can choose between 5 CAL's, 10 CAL's (clients) etc. Again which one is right?

    Final question: During install there is an option about 'per license' or 'per server' and the number of connections. Does anyone know which options to choose during install?


  2. paulwilson159

    paulwilson159 Guest

    Depends on how extensively you want to use SQL? MS do provide the MSDE (SQL desktop engine) which can be used on the web server edition of Win2003. It is a bit limited, but can be used for ASP DSN's and the like.

    We use it, but rather than pay out the massive fees involved with a full SQL server, we opted for the MYSQL database instead.

    The other major omission on the web edition is the media streaming function.
  3. paulwilson159

    paulwilson159 Guest

    Oh yeah, forgot to mention, the web edition does not use CALS for the purpose of web hosting.
  4. siren@

    siren@ Guest

    For the purpose of web hosting niether does standard edition. :) It depends on how robust you want your product to be. He is correct about MSSQL, but MySQL can do the job just as well. :)

    My recommendation would be a Windows 2003 Server Standard License with Five Cals. It +Plesk will give you everything you need as long as you aren't trying to run it as an internal office server also.
  5. are_eye_see_kay

    are_eye_see_kay Guest

    works fine on a single 2003 enterprise box

    what about clustering? seems to me you would want some kind of failover to avoid downtime.