Server 2003R2 vs Server Standard 2008
Good morning fellow EduGeekers..
Right, so it's that time of planning and looking to the future for the school's ICT Infrastructe and I'm wanting your advice on server 2003r2 vs Server 2008 Standard.
See, we have a number of 2008 licenses, but I've never made the leap as the 2003R2 are running stable enough for the school, but we're making the move to Windows 7 over the summer (ARGH .. what have I done) from XP so I'm looking to upgrade the servers, but want to know, is the move to 2008 Standard OK or should I be looking for a copy of 2008R2 for the server instead?
I know 2008 will be better with Windows 7 implementation and all that, but I don't know if R2 is a must or whether 2008 Standard will be fine.
I have a VM of 2008 install on Parallels at the moment to play with and it seems to do all the things I need, but thought I'd ask those who are already using it .. :)
I hope that all makes sense? Well, as much as I ever do anyway .. :)