Old XP machines scrap or keep?
My fellow techies please advise.
We have to hand roughly 7x XP pro Intel celeron 4A 2400mhz and
25ish XP pro Intel Celeron 4E 2666mhz computers of which have around 256 or 512 mb ram.
"We are running Server 2008 R2 with Server 2003 running as a virtual print server".
At the time of our install of Server 2008 R2 we were advised that windows xp would not work well with Server 2008 R2.
As a result of this we have 20ish stand alone machines with internet access and the above sitting and waiting for its fate.
The question is what can we do with these?
3)Spend some money and get them upto scratch to use standalone?
4)Keep them and at some point use them as a thin client depending on cost?
5)Donate them( legal issue with licenses i guess and data protection)
6)Join them to our network (possible issues with group policy,please correct me if im wrong about this!)
Your views and ideas would be much appreciated.