|I'd get the trial's and set them up before I bought anything. The are free and most for for a few months. See vmware for virtual installs and microsoft for regular installs.|
Lists the common features of each product. I'd bet the standard edition may suite you fine. Also see the Small business server, may not work for you if you grow too much.
Not sure we can fully explain all the uses of a 2003 server. It took me months to do the books. (I wasn't in a hurry though) It could cost quite a bit if you do mess up how you want to use this stuff.
You almost need to know about each of the topics here too.
So I'm kind of thinking you may wish to setup an Active Directory to help control your system. Not for sure needed and this is where the costs start to rise.
You can do most of what you want without what is called CALs. If you want you might be able to do without them. See the MS site for how they are used. When you install your server you have your choice as to how you want to use them. Some choices can be changed later and some can not.
I don't get the client deal though. If you have a domain and you use cals you can install programs on the server to be used as terminal server. You can't just use any old program as such exactly. You install in terminal server mode.
The printer is about the most easy if you have a normal type of company sized printer. There are wizards for how the use for each task in 2003 mostly.
You almost need to take some training or get someone trained to help on this. What you have is pretty complex and to make the best use of it would require it be setup and monitored a bit. All the information you could possibly want is on the MS site (somewhere) They have technet, tutorials, video, hands on and more. You could spend months there on that stuff alone.
There might be some good examples of typical setups on the MS site too.
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