I have a production SBS4.5 running 25 users on a PII/~300 with 300MB RAM onQuote:> Please,
> What is the real hardware to run SBS4.5 ?
my Lounge Area Network runs SBS2K on a PIII/500 with 512MB on a pair ofQuote:> And SBS2000 ?
Any current box will run SBS4.5 and just about any current box will runQuote:> Thank You
The major considerations (IMHO) are:
Drive IO and redundancy. You want good IO rates and I'm not supporting your
server if you won't at least get a pair of drives and mirror it.
Sufficient memory. Depends what you want to do and how many users. 512
minimum, 768 medium, 1GB should handle any standard SBS scenario.
SBS+ThirdPartyApp, the sky's the limit.
Processor (yes, less important) anything current, and some old. If you plan
on upgrading the box in a couple of years (as opposed to getting a new box)
get a dual capable motherboard, in which case you should get the matching
CPU now and it will sit there with both CPU's pushing a few percent usage.
I have been asked to do some research on SMS2 and to put together some
approximate costs to impliment it on our network. We maintain a network of
approximately 1500 users (mostly win 95 and a few scattered NT
workstations), about 20 NT4 servers, and an AS400. We have 100mb ethernet
supporting 450 users at our main location, and 128k frame relay links to
each of our 10 remote sites. I am looking for some "Real World" answers
(not what the manual says) to following questions:
a) Do we need to implement more than 1 SMS site?
b) Can we realistically run SMS2 and SQL7 on the same server?
I appreciate any suggestions you can provide!
T. Michael Pardon
Henkel Surface Technologies