Solved Need to know what version is needed.

February 18, 2013 at 10:17:42
Specs: Windows Server 2008
I recently started at a small collections agency in Wichita, KS. Their network has not been set up correctly. As of right now, they are running Vista Ultimate x64 on their server. They run this software called CollectionsMax for their collectors to run off of. They started out with only about 7 PCs working off of this server, and it was fine. But now there are about 40 PCs, and it is really bogged down. The company is opening a new firm in Ohio. Our server is going to act as a host, and each of the PCs at that location will have to run off of it. I am planning on ordering an actual server. My question is what version of Server 2008 will I need to run properly? It needs to support this location and the Ohio location, as well as set up an Active Directory.

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February 18, 2013 at 15:50:13
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As far as an actual physical server, any of the HP Proliant series is great, they have great universal functionality and are easily repaired if they break down.

As far as an actual operating system, it would all depend on how that program stores its data on the server and what the minimum requirements are. However, I would do some testing with various server OS's to find out what works and what doesn't. But if I had to guess, I would go with Windows Server 2008 Enterprise R2. This operating system has great functionality, has backwards compatibility and setting up a domain to get AD going is a breeze.

Also, if the server is going to act as a domain and file server, I would make sure the RAM is more than sufficient.

Jonas "Jackal" Lear
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