Windows Server 2008 Foundation
Posted on 2013-05-29
My IT budget has never been that big and not too long ago I got the approval to get a back up server (with an extremely small price tag). We currently use windows 2003 as our Domain Controller but when I connect the new 2008 Foundation server as a root to the DC, I get the lovely "Exceeds the 15 user limit" message. I am looking at doing all I can to keep myself from scratching and begging to get the additional approval to get upgrade to Standard and the apprx number of CALs we would need.
I have one idea that I think would work. The old Domain has a lot of users that have not been in the company for years so I have been thinking that I could delete a lot of the old users and then consolidate users into one user account (example moving 2 accounting users into one "Accounting" user.) They would each log into their computers with the same username. This would only be a temporary solution until I can get the approval to increase my IT budget.
Do you think that this could work? Do you have a better idea? Or am I stuck trying to get the approval for the additional funds?