Changing dedicated server

Posted on 2011-10-24
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
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?
Question by:johnhardy
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    So why not convert and virtualise it, P2V to free VMware ESXi

    with free converter software here

    Author Comment

    Thanks hanccocka

    Regret I wouldn't know where to start!
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    That's what EE is for!

    Author Comment

    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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    Yes, Correct.

    Author Closing Comment

    Many thanks for the help.


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