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I need to upgrade my server from an old Pentium processer and 4 gig hard drive. I have 128 MB RAM and Windows 98.

Could i get some suggestions on whati would need to do this?

I need it upgraded to run applications that requires a multiprocessing operating systyem. to take orders from theinternet and process them.  ALso, email, and store lots of data on a local PC

thanks !!


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You don't mention how large your network is, whether or not you need Exchange, what the growth of the network will be, your client machines, etc.

If a small to medium sized business, I would take a good look at Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 running on some new 64-bit hardware:

http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/default.aspx
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Hi, and thanks.. the size of thenetwork would be fairly large , say a deptments store. Exchange will be needed for emal. Growth would be nominal. everything will be dome ove the internet taking orders online from customers. I have 4 machines to upgrade
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Windows Small Business Server 2008 is designed for use with up to 75 desktops.
http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/faq.aspx

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 is designed for use with up to 300 desktops.
http://www.microsoft.com/ebs/en/us/default.aspx

... 4 machines to upgrade? From what, Windows 98? If so, I would buy new hardware with Vista Business with the free upgrade to Windows 7 when released.
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If you need Exchange... you will need:

1) domain name
2) static ip address for your network
3) a SSL certificate
...I would recommend Network Solutions for these services:
http://www.networksolutions.com/

4) firewall device (you could look at Untangle for this http://www.untangle.com/home)
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thanks so much.. you were very helpful
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