Windows 2003 Server Application Server

November 13, 2012 at 01:07:54
Specs: Windows 7
Hello everyone,

I have a small ofice with 5 computers each one running a different application. I want to add an Application server on my network in order all application to be installed there. My OS is Windows 7 Professional. My questions:
1) In order to add the Application server on my network, should be Domain controler as well? Or this is not necessary?
2) Should buy Windows server 2003 or 2008? For my work, it has any diference?
3) Is smth else i should know before i buy the server?

Thank you in advance.

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November 13, 2012 at 05:38:51
I can answer your 3rd question. Look at the prices first. I doubt you want to spend that much for a small network. You probably don't need it.

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November 13, 2012 at 07:16:48
if the 5 computers all run different applications, why would you want to put them on a server. It doesn't make sense.

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November 13, 2012 at 08:06:18
Wheither you can put the applications on a server depends on a number of things with the software requirements being the first consideration.

Just because the software runs on a pc does not mean it will run on a server.

Some applications like QuickBooks for example are best on a server so it gets backed up and everyone works from the same place/saves data to the same place.

Once you know the software requirements we can talk about how beefy a server you need.

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