Why a Mac Server?
Posted on 2004-04-20
Hi, I have about 60 computers in my network. We're in the process of upgading from NT4. About half of them are Macs Running OS 9.2.2 and are moving to O/S 10.3. The PC will be running Windows XP Pro and the Servers are running Win2000 Pro and Active Directory. We've experienced many of the usual file corruption problems and other mildly weird problems in the past -- keeping mac files (Quark, photoshop, etc) on a Windows server, since they never purchased a real mac server.
I want to finally bring in a real Mac file server. Our expensive consultant is poo poo-ing the idea, saying it's unnecessary, especially since properly configured, the new win2000 servers will handle mac application and file sharing as well as a mac server.
Any way I can shoot down this idea and get my Mac Server approved?