Recommended file server / sharing solution
Posted on 2004-10-15
I'm not sure if this is the right area for this question but here goes....
Our office currently has a network wtih approximately 25 users. We're running Small Business Server 2003 and exchange and the Primary Domain Controller(DC). About 10 of our people are CAD users who keep and use their drawings right from the DC. As we've grown, I think the needs of the CAD users and exchange is really slowing the DC down. AS a result we're considering putting a stand alone file server / sharing solution in place for the CAD users.
What would be the best solution to meet our needs in terms of hardware and operating system requirements? There's such a wide range of server options out there and my knowledge of the server market and server hardware technologies is quite limiited. I also dont' know which operating system would be most appropriate for this scenario. Do we need to purchase another verison of Windows SErver 2003 or can we get a way with something else?
Thanks in advance,