Can Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2008 x64 R2 SP1 Foundation Edition, FI, be used instead of Standard Edition?

Issue

Can Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2008 x64 R2 SP1 Foundation Edition, FI, be used instead of Standard Edition?

Product Line

SmartStruxure Solution

Environment

StruxureWare Building Operation 1.3

Cause

The release notes do not note which editions of SQL Server 2008 R2 were supported. Looking at the below Microsoft website it looks like there are some key differences between these editions, mainly the number of sockets, RAM, and connections.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd744832(v=ws.10).aspx

Resolution

We support all versions of Windows 2008 R2 on StruxureWare Building Operation version 1.3, including the Foundation Edition.