Replacing an SBS 2003 server
Posted on 2014-04-29
We are currently using a Fujitsu TX100 server running a small SBS 2003 Premium network of 6 Windows 7 PCs and are now looking to replace it as it is reaching it's final months of extended support and EOL for 2003.
I can obtain SBS 2011 quite cheaply, but components within this will reach end of support in 2016. I've read they normally continue update for a further 5 years, which would make it a viable option, but are they likely to end it prematurely to push 2012.
Therefore, the obvious choice will be Windows 2012 Essentials and Office 365 on the PCs for mail, word, excel, access, powerpoint, etc.
I'm picking your brains for the best value, competent servers for a small network available in the UK either with 2012 preinstalled or without an operating system.
Thanks for any ideas.