Windows 2003 SMB or 2003 Standard , thats the question!
Posted on 2007-11-21
This is the case!
There are two mid size corporations that have migrated to become one larger corporation.
All our systems have to be in the same location and in the same domain.
The corporations are Joker Grafisk and Ottesen. Ottesen has recently bought an HP DL 380 with Windows 2003 Small Business edition. They have everything on that server.
Joker Grafisk have 35 servers running 2003 Standard edition.
The SMB box is at no use for us anymore as we have full licenses on SQL and Exchange on the other servers.
Mail services and services that run on the SMB wil be moved to one of the other Standard servers.
Is there any point to keep the smb server as a domain controller? or is the best thing to trow the SMB away and purchase a Standard Server license to the HP DL 380 server
We have online-services with thousands of users and there will be used distributed cache next year.
What is your advice? keep the SMB or reinstall it with Standard-edition?