Network Upgrade Needed !!!
Hope you are all well..
I have just moved to a new school as Network Manager within a small secondary school (750 students including sixth Form). I have inherited a network which is about 6-7 years old. The network runs ok, but I want to consider upgrading the servers in preparation for Windows 7 clients. All clients (350 desktops) would need to be replaced or use RDP. No wireless yet!
My Question is
What would be your recommendation to SMT to moving forward. I would look at virtualising the servers, upgrading ISA to TMG, Upgrading Exchange to 2010. Would also like SCCM and Lync? Money is tight but would like best value not the cheapest.
The current servers are as follows
Dell Poweredge 2500 2 x Intel Pentium III 993Mhz, 2Gb RAM
Windows 2003 Std R2 Roles: DC, DHCP, DNS
Dell Power 2800 2x Intel xeon 2.8GHz 4GB RAM
Windows 2003 Std R2 Roles: DC,DNS, SIMS,FMS
Dell poweredge 2900 2 x intel xeon 3.0GHz 4GB RAM
Windows 2003 std R2
File Server & Print server
Roles all users home directories
Space 1TB Raid
Power edge 2800 xeon 2.8ghz3Gb RAM
Windows 2003 std Application server
WSUS, Sophos Console
Not sure of spec itís an old cream RM server about 8years old
Server P4 2.4 GHz 3GB
HP Workstation xw5000 P4 2.4 GHz 3GB
Running Windows 2003 std
Microsoft Exchange 2003 with 1100 Mailboxes
Thanks in Advance for the Information