Re: Why Upgrade?

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Easy Remote access. RWW is the killer app of SBS.
The fact that the sweet spot of support is now with SBS 2003.

You may think that Windows 2000 exceeds their needs but I doubt it.

bernadou wrote:
I've been asked to determine which server software would be right for the following scenario:
Small mortgage broker, stand alone business office
3 full time (9-5 M-F) Employees (owner/broker, 2 assistants) Computing Environment:
1 win2k server (5 year old hardware). Domain controller, file server, MSDE installed
4 XP Pro workstations (All 1+ years old)
3 Networked printers
Web domain/email hosted externally.


This business wishes to upgrade their server hardware. There are two client server applications running on their network. One of which is their primary day to day business application. Data is stored on the w2k server.

This business does not have an IT person in house and pays hourly for administration and support. They do not report performance problems with their current server (800mhz PIII, 512mb Ram generic build desktop), but want to be proactive in upgrading the hardware to prevent business affecting downtime.

During their server hardware shopping, they have been heavily advised to upgrade their server OS to Win2k3 Small Business Edition. They have already purchased the OS license for Win2k server which already exceeds their needs.

My question is this. Given the requirements mentioned above, why would it be advantageous to upgrade?

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