The success of Windows SBS in its prior editions has led Microsoft to expand on the concept. Windows SBS is now part of a product family called Windows Essential Server Solutions, which includes two new products: Windows Home Server and Windows Essential Business Server (EBS) 2008. All these products share the management interface found in Windows SBS Console.
The most obvious difference between Windows SBS 2008 and the previous version, Windows SBS 2003 R2, is the latest versions of the software components. Table 1-3 lists the versions of the software components included in the two products.
Table 1-3. Software Components Upgraded in Windows SBS 2008
Windows SBS 2003 R2
Windows SBS 2008
Windows Server 2003 R2