We are putting together an app for storing information on our LAN in a smart client environment so our employees all have access to the info in "real" time. The app must be able to send faxes as well. Here is my question:
1. Since we are using MSDE as a datastore and ASP.NET Web Services to deliver and recieve the data can we use a Raid 1 Dell Precision Workstation with XP Pro and 2GB ram to act as our Web Service Host and Data Store instead of say a server operating with Small Business Server 2003?
I know that SBS Server Premium comes with SQL Server and that scales to higher user numbers. This however can get expensive and we are looking for a lower cost solution. I am unsure about Windows Fax Server on XP Pro acting in this way. The client App will be C# Win Forms. Can Fax Server/Services be run on the box acting as the "server". As you can tell, I am a bit confused......
Also, how many users would this "lite" server scale to. I know XP Pro can only support x number of users in a network share configuration. Any help will be greatly appreciated.