- Jun 12, 2001
- Port Charlotte, Florida
Second question. Do I set-up the server with XP Pro and use it like a file share...OR...do I suggest to them that they need to spend an additional $600-$1000 for Windows 2000 Server in order to benefit from Terminal Server?
The more I read what you guys write, the more I think about it and the more specific this is getting...I think if I can get those 2 questions answered that you guys will have saved me (I hope)...Thanks again everyone. I REALLY do appreciate all this.
XP can handle everything either way you go. You won't have Active Directory to handle the accounts, but everything else is similiar. If they do choose to do a website in the future, XP can handle one site.
Terminal Server isn't the way to go. You don't want your client computers to be dumb terminals, which they essentially are if you go that route. Your biggest question to ask them is how far this company is going to grow. If they have plans on growth, go 2000 Server from the start. You can get away with XP if they want to be cheap.
You do need to get specific. A good networking isn't something that you just throw together and patch up the holes with software. Everything that you do and purchase should be well thought out to make sure that it gets the job done, doesn't impede traffic, and doesn't impede growth.