SBS Load Balance
Posted on 2009-02-19
Hi all, trust you are well.
One of these questions that dont have a right or wrong answer i dont think, but more a good advice please.
I have a client who has been running an SBS 2003 since 2003. Server is an old Dual CPU Pentium 3 with a couple of SCSI Drives.
Over time they have grown to 40users, added AutoCad Vault, Accounting Package, SQL Database, Access database etc etc.
Server is really slowing down, and hard drive activity is constantly high.
Looking at improving, would you build a whole new awesome server with 15k drives etc and go through the whole process of migrating the SBS (SBS Migration) and setting up workstations again, or would you suggest an additional server or two running windows server 2003/8 standard and move off the accounts or databases or users shared folder etc keeping the exchange and AD on the original server?