Posted on 2007-11-19
I have learned that they will stop selling XP next year, and now I need to make the decision of what to do for all of my workstations here at work. All 140 workstations are currently running XP Pro SP2 with and Office 2003. My network consists of 3 remote offices, each one set up as an AD Site. Domain is 2003 R2 Native and we are on Exchange Server 2003 SP2.
I need to decide first, what edition of Vista do we need? Business or Enterprise? What are the main differences?
Second, all my machines are at least Pentium D/2GB Ram/ GeForce Series video cards. Shoudl I upgraded these to Vista or buy the full versions? Another important factor to take into account is that these workstations may be upgraded in the next year, so I do not want to pay for 2 copies of Vista per person. What are my options?
The same scenario goes with Office 2007, should I upgrade or by the full version per machine?