I am trying to spec a server for an SMB - a small construction company office with two admins and a sales guy that needs to run Great Plains 2013 and the newer Management Reporter 2012 software.
* 1-2 users for the forseeable future, probably no more than 3
* no more than 5 AD users total, 2 daily users most of the time
* SQL server is needed for MR 2012
*light file server usage
* NO other services like Exchange will be used.
Dell sales specd out a Precision T320 server with 2x4GB 1333 ram, Xeon E5-2430-L CPU, Server 2012 Standard, PERC H310, 2x500GB 7.2 3Gbps RAID1 for OS and 3x1TB 7.2 3Gbps RAID5 for database, dual PS. for $4000
and that didn't include SQL I don't believe
I'm really thinking we don't need that much of a server. Maybe it can be scaled back a bit, OR maybe the T110 server is a better fit. I DO like the option of mirrored OS drives and RAID5 database drives, but I dont think the T110 can accept 5 drives. I could be wrong.
Also, SQL licenses are needed. What about SBS 2011 Premium with 5 SQL CALs instead of Server Standard 2012 + SQL separately