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MIS Systems Thread, Check my Sims server spec and quotes if you can provide them! in Technical; Originally Posted by Hecate Check on support net or with your local SIMS support but I've been told standard 64 ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hecate View Post
    Check on support net or with your local SIMS support but I've been told standard 64 bit server 2008 (and 64 bit 2003) are supported but there is as yet no support for R2. That doesn't necessarily mean it won't work
    That is right, I was told the same thing on a SIMS Technical Awareness course a few weeks ago
    I was also told that there's no reason why SIMS *won't* work on Windows 7, but it wasn't yet supported (not sure if that's changed now though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete10141748 View Post
    That is right, I was told the same thing on a SIMS Technical Awareness course a few weeks ago
    I was also told that there's no reason why SIMS *won't* work on Windows 7, but it wasn't yet supported (not sure if that's changed now though)
    Windows 7 is supported from the Spring Release by Capita.

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    Just a thought, why not have RAID 10? Gives the benefit of additional redundancy and fast HDD rebuilds should you need it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    Just a thought, why not have RAID 10? Gives the benefit of additional redundancy and fast HDD rebuilds should you need it!
    Yep, its a good idea it was suggested earlier. RAID 10 would be ideal if it can be budgeted for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt40k View Post
    Windows 7 is supported from the Spring Release by Capita.
    the spring release that got recalled? or have they fixed the issues with that yet?

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    they released a "re-release"

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    the spring release that got recalled? or have they fixed the issues with that yet?
    It got recalled because it was replacing the quickletter template with the default one. It's no resolved and has been released. It wasn't an issue if you had moved the template to the My Docs folder.

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    Will you be running anything other than SIMS on that server? It does seem like overkill to me... still, if you do buy it, you won't have to worry about upgrading your SIMS server for a very, very long time.

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    Yep it will only be running Sims (well initially unless it is using very little resources we might add other things on).

    It was going to be an admin DC and sims server (the one that it was going to replace does these jobs) but due to having to switch to Server 2003/2008 (we run Windows 2000 at the moment! ) and the fact that we go through BSF for Sept 2012 it is easier to just add a new server for Sims.

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    £2300?

    Had a quote for a HP DL360 only last week with an 2xE5630 processor and 16GB of ram for around £3200k with 4 x 500GB HDDs and redundent power, why not get something similar, make it a VM host and virtualise anything that isn't currently virtualised, depending on what backup solution you use you can do full machine backups as well as data backups that way, makes much better use of the hardware for not much extra cost (well depends what sort of cost you consider £1k to be)
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