Currently running Windows xp workstations in a peer to peer atmosphere.
Software used as Databases are Quickbooks and Access. The databases are saved on an xp machine that all users share. Quickbooks 2005 and Microsoft Access 2003.
When there are issues with Databases I remote in using Go to My Pc and fix issues.
Files are stored on everyones computers.
The business is at a point where we need to centralize everything so all users can get to from their own desktops vs moving to different computers.
Our email is just web based.
We are debating on whether to go with a Windows SBS Server or Windows 2003 Server.
Can you, in detail recommend one over the other keeping in mind the following objectives.
Quickbooks will be saved on the server with several different company databases which employees will have user specific rights(either from Server sign on or within Quickbooks) that will be opened at the same time.
Access will also be on the server and shared by many people at the same time.
There will be a need to have remote access to users computers and servers.
We also want to start to digitize our forms and save to the server to retrieve when needed.
If there is something I am missing or needs to be addressed please feel free to add.