troubleshooting Question

What is Server Software?

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Bob GumaerFlag for United States of America asked on
Windows Server 2003Microsoft Server OS
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Server needed for a startup wholesale business - think, "Money is tight".  Three PC's accessing database (QuickBooks Pro).

Is it a smart idea to purchase a six year old DELL server (PowerEdge 2400) with MS Server 2000, 1 Gb RAM, 84 Gb RAID and a 4 MM DAT tape system for $250 or would it be more prudent to purchase a new desktop that will share the QuickBooks Pro DB with three PC's?  What does server software do that non-server OS's cannot?

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