I thought I would seek some advide from the experts. A company contacted me and asked for some recommendations for hardware/software that they plan on purchasing. This is their setup, and requirements
14-18 computers need to be networked, they would like to create an Microsoft exchange mail server, they would be storing about 25-35 Gigs of information (Cad drawings, PDF files..etc) with each user needing access. They also run quickbooks for an accounting program.
Their current server is about 10 years old and has definately seen better days
SInce I will fielding a few questions from them once it's up and running, I'm going to start with Windows 2003 Server. Some of the people that will need to access their email remotely (traveling salesmen) I'm guessing a starting point would be Exchange Server 2003 (using OWA). Does anybody out there have any expertise with the rest of the puzzle.... and hopefully some ball park cost for the hardware/software. I'm offering 500 points for some guidance..... thanks