We need to set up a small server.
What I want to run on it are
1) Use it as a file server
2) Terminal Service into it, then Terminal to Local PC so it will be the Gateway.
3) FTP Server
4) SQL Server (This is for development purposes so if it runs a little slow it is OK)
5) Reporting Server (This is for development purposes so if it runs a little slow it is OK)
There will be at most 5 users.
I am trying to get the price down currently we are using one of the development PC's , but when that person wants to restart the pc everyone has to make sure the files are closed. The PC handles the load fine.
It is a P4 3GHZ with 2GB Ram Win XP Pro
I was even thinking of just buying Windows 2k3 and putting on this machine and setting up another Development station.
So a couple questions?
Can we install Windows 2k3 on any PC?
Will the Install kill all the current Programs?
Would a New Server PC be better option?
Well looking for some feedback, thanks.