Upgrade/Add on Server Advice
Posted on 2009-05-05
I have a site with a SBS2003 server. 4gbram. 2 x xeon cpus. stacks of HDD space.
However, the company is rapidly expanding, this current server now runs exchange/fileserver/account package/VPN server/OWA server
They have about 15 users connecting via VPN or OWA offsite at anytime. About 20 users in the main office at any time.
I want to recommend an upgrade now as i dont want to wait for the server to bottleneck.
What is the best way to go about this? Based on my thoughts ive come up with this rough idea.
New server with windows 2008 std
Migrate exchange 2003 to 2007 on new server
Shift OWA from 2003 too 2007
Leave other server running as file/accounting server/vpn server
Im not sure if this is the right way to go and is going to allow them to keep growing.
Can peeople please give their advice, points awarded to most efficient and simple option