Buying New Server -- What Software Can I Reuse?
Posted on 2011-03-25
So my organization is buying a new server--new territory for me (Dell Power Edge T110 Tower Server to replace SBS 2003 server). We're a non-profit, so we can get software cheaper, including SBS 2008, so we're buying it all separately. But I can't figure out what software we need to rebuy, and what I can reuse?
But we currently have SBS 2003, Microsoft Exchange, Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 and Backup Exec 11d, Simply Accounting 2009, SQL Server 2005.
I'm assuming we need the new OS (SBS 2008 Standard and not Enterprise?) with new user CALs, new SQL Server, looking like Exchange needs to be purchased separately (not including in SBS 2008?). But I assume that I can reuse Endpoint Protection, Backup Exec, and Simply Accounting, with no new licenses needed? Or is that wishful thinking?
Thanks for your help!