Right now we have a team of 5 people in accounting. The team complains all the time about how slow quickbooks is. We currently use Quickbooks enterprise 15. QBE supports Terminal Services, and there are about 25 QB files, all small (the largest is 120 MB, smallest is 15) The staff moves between and generally has two of them open any given time. When switching and running reports seems to be where the problems slow down. I am hoping that moving the file to local file that the TS users have will be faster for them to move between the companies files.
The next problem is having the staff use their familiar Outlook for email. I know the official preference is "Online mode unless the I/O isn't going to keep up". This being said, I can't really find where that "level" is. Obviously I/O for QBE is going to be taking some as well as regular office work, and there isn't a specific recommendation, but a 8 drive RAID 10 SAS is what I was thinking for this server. Does any one see any problem for using this for QBE and Outlook for 5 users?