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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    ok, so i need to include that in the price as well then. thanks

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    I am halfway through writing out documentation for running my vanilla network so once I've finsihed it will be posted here I have a couple of things still to work one though with it being budget month things have been put on the back burner whilst I try and plan five years hence

    I am nearly finished with the documentation on how to move away from RM as well I know at least one staff member who'll be happy with that as I promised him it about six months ago lol.

    To be honest your replacement down the line should only be employed if they've got relevant experience anyway so I would look to move if you are comfortable using the network without RMs bells and whistles. I used LNM for fun to see how easy it made setting up the network I was pleasantly surprised I think I had a functioaning box inside 1 hour moving the data over to the new servers took a few hours but copying 200gb over the network isn't fast lol. I'll make sure I have the documentation for anyone who is interested before the summer half term. And sorry for the delay things have got on top of me again!

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    ok just checking my licences - and i've got Windows Server CAL 2003 - does this mean i have client access licences for Windows Server 2k3? sorry being blonde today and not thinking straight...everything is take ages to understand!

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    As long as you have windows 2003 CALs you are fine using Windows Server 2003 (well as long as you have enough CALs lol). THe CC3 Licenses should already include CALs so if you have bought them recently they'll be 2003 anyway. They are backwards licensable i.e. 2003 liceneses 2003 and 2000.

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    ok, think i'm covered for cal's then, although might need some more for staff laptops accessing the server (shared network drive on server for staff to save work to)

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    new server all the way, if money is really tight then cautisuly look at upgrade.

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    ok, so what processing speed should i be aiming for? (realistically!) currently got a pentium 4 xeon 3.06Ghz

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    3.4 twin dual core XEON I would say with about 4 - 8 gb memory I amjust purchasing a twin quad core with 16gb for our sharepoint services server but it is a little over kill though only about £4800 which I found out was roughly the cost of the last RM server the school bought lol. To be honest if it isn't file servering and just a DNS, DHCP, AD server then 2GB ram would still be enough and cost about £1,400 to be rack mounted less if a tower.

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    ok its got to be a tower - nowhere to put a rack mount (and no air con either), and its job is to basically do everything - dc, dns, dhcp, ad server, file server, print server. i guess i'm looking at £2 - £3k if we go the rm route, but would it be possible to buy a non-rm server and have rm install cc3 on it?

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    Oh yes that wouldn't be a problem RM like you to use their hardware for obvious reasons but you wouldn't have a problem using any other brand.

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    Just had a quote for a Dual Core Xeon server (no screen) for £1499 so it may be cheaper than you think. BUT check how much RM will charge to sort out a non RM server - in my experience they are very expensive!

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    Re: new server or bits of server upgrade?

    Good reason to move away Actually I have to admit every school I've moved too has been using RM when I started and a Vanilla network as I leave main reasoningly they employed me to remove it and setup a network without the thought of huge support costs and licensing.


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