We are a small business with a 2008 R2 server enterprise with 2 quad core processors. Our server is our file server, print server, web site, ftp server and Exchange 2010 server. When everything is running, our CPU usage rarely goes over 2%.
Our accounting system vendor just informed us that they are moving to a web-based interface. It currently uses the native Sql Server 2008 for its database. They claim that their updated software will not run on a server with Exchange Server running as the default website on the same server.
Shouldn't it be possible for their software to run on the default website as a virtual directory or as a second website on the same server?
Everything is running very well on our existing equipment including the current accounting software. I don't want to have to buy a new server, server OS, backup system, etc. unnecessarily, particularly if it is due to a lack of programming expertise on their part.
I am very interested in your thoughts and recommendations.