Will XP 2003 Small Biz server run well on PIII 900 with 384 MB RAM? If not alternatives?
Posted on 2004-08-26
If someone could just briefly breakdown for me if it is utter lunacy to try running XP small biz on this old of a machine--I have a company that has an extra machine and they need a server...all the other machines are new Dells running XP pro (9 users)--is there any potential problems in this type of setup? They dont want to give up any of the newer machine for this cause (they are a cheap non-profit) so if I dont do this for them they will just continue to run and XP pro peer-to-peer setup. I thought about trying Linux, but its new to me and I am not very familar, plus time is of the essence (working fulltime, plus school) and I was going to try NT4, but I couldnt even get the service packs anymore, they wouldnt download and when I tried to purchase them Microsft canceled my order and said they were no longer selling NT service packs even though there site said they were for sale on CD.