I have a current client on SBS 2003 Premium that leverages all components of SBS 2003.
Client environment is as follows:
Servers / Workstations:
Server 2K3 used as Terminal Server (application mode; OS is users' client OS)
Wyse Terminals (12)
Windows XP Pro (1)
Windows Vista Business (2)
Various Laser / Inkjet's
Sage Masterbuilder (on SBS 2003 Server)
Sage Masterbuilder client (on Server 2003)
Shoretel Communicator (on Server 2003)
Office 2003 (on Server 2003)
All clients including the vista and xp use RDP to the 2003 server as their operating environment.
Client is in need of upgrade on the hardware side of the house, and we figured we might as well go with a new server 8GB ram, and bump them up to Windows SBS 2008 Premium. Herein llies the problem.
Sage Masterbuilder does not "support" their product on 64 bit or 2008 server.
The benefit's of 2008 are significant in my clients eyes to move forward, the question is -- how do I, or can I integrate with existing environment. Even if it meant leaving in tact or virtualizing the current environment to support the new environment.
Does anyone have any direct experience or insight on this and what would be a creative but cost effective way to facilitate this type of an upgrade / integration. Even if the current environment needs to be "realigned" or used.
Greatest concern is ability to use new server with full SBS functionality and maintain status quo with existing "masterbuilder" application.