This will be the "first" time I've ever had to "add" a server to a network and I have very general questions.
I have one Proliant ML350 2.8Ghz Server acting as a DC with Exchange, File Print, Wsus, BackupExec, McAfee Protection Pilot running group shield and spam killer, and 3 ODBC SQL connections, and some other misc services.
28 Users 5 Ras.
The service right now is being pounded and many users are now complaining about performance. I'm making a desicion to puchace another server to move a couple instances of SQL over along with File and Print Shareing to alleviate network stress. Am I right in my thinking and is this normal with thirty-some users?
At any rate. I'm going to install server 2003 on a HP ProLiant DL380 G4 3.8
3 SCSI/RAID 72gig drives. 2 Gig Ram
Any pointers on how to configure this new server for optimal performance?