I presently have a small LAN that consists of three Windows 2000 servers. The two Domain controllers are PCs running Celeron Processors, the third is a File Server (the only actual server of the three).
I want to upgrade the LAN to Windows 2008. I 'want' to get rid of the two PCs running Windows 2000 server all together and install a full version of Windows 2008 32-bit on the File Server.
Can a LAN with 8 users running Windows XP Pro have just one server? It would not be a small business server. Just the standard version of 2008.
Can this be done? I don't have a lot of experience designing 2008 LANs, so this is new ground I am breaking. I have loaded 2008 Standard on a test server numerous times in my test lab but it was not part of a production environment.
What are the drawbacks to having just a one server LAN?
Once system can easily support 8 users in almost all environments (I seriously doubt you'd be asking this question if you were one of the exceptions).
The drawbacks are primarily in the area of redundancy
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