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    Looking for a second server recommendation

    We are a primary school with something close on 70 XP Pro computers running through the network.

    Recently we replaced a Dell Power Edge 600 SC running Windows Server 200 with a fairly decent specification Dell Power Edge T300 running Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition. Our plan was to upgrade the 600SC to Server 2003 as well and have it as a second server. However, closing it down today I suddenly realised why my tinnitus is so bad - the thing makes a huge amount of fan noise; also it is closing on 6 years old now. Therefore, I'm thinking that buying a new cheapie server in to act as the second server might be money well spent.

    We haven't gone anywhere near virtualisation yet but I hope that on a new box to explore that - especially toward learning server 2008. Any thoughts, suggestions and recommendations on a way forward would be most welcome folks.

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    cheapie server in to act as the second server might be money well spent.
    Cheap servers are never money well spent! ICT Direct have some excellent second user servers on offer though
    Servers for schools and colleges from ICT Direct Ltd

    Oooh! They have a fully kitted out IBM blade server!

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    cheapie server in to act as the second server might be money well spent.
    Cheap servers are never money well spent! ICT Direct have some excellent second user servers on offer though
    Servers for schools and colleges from ICT Direct Ltd

    Oooh! They have a fully kitted out IBM blade server!



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