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Changing dedicated server

I have a dedicated server using windows web server 2003.

The machine getting rather old now and I think it will need replacing.
Theres not so much data on the server 6 or 7 gbytes.

Some of the sites use access.mdb and I heard that while access is OK on server 2003 it does not work with later versions of windows server.

Can anyone suggest an economical way forward please?
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johnhardy
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
So why not convert and virtualise it, P2V to free VMware ESXi


with free converter software here
http://downloads.vmware.com/d/info/infrastructure_operations_management/vmware_vcenter_converter_standalone/5_0
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks hanccocka

Regret I wouldn't know where to start!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
That's what EE is for!
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the encouragement hanccocka

I have since been told that it is possible to use a db created in access on a later windows server.

Is this correct?

I dont need the access database program on the server as I only upload the created db.

I have also discovered that some servers can still be obtained with windows2003 web edition.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, Correct.
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johnhardyAuthor Commented:
Many thanks for the help.
Regards

John
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