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    SUSE with SAMBA or windows 2003 server?


    what yau all recon? currently running:

    2004 System Upgrade


    Current Server Configuration
    Windows NT Small Business Server
    Microsoft Exchange 5.5
    Veritas Backup Exec version 7.3
    15Gb of data
    5Gb of archive
    10Gb of server OS and applications

    pcAnywhere remote access server X 2

    Current Workstation Configuration
    london Windows 98 Windows 2000 workstation X 14
    cambridge Windows 2000 workstations X 11
    Remote access Windows 2000 XP laptops / home X 4


    Applications (common)
    Outlook 2000
    Intranet
    Bespoke database applications based on Foxpro 2.5 (DOS) & Visual Foxpro
    MS Office

    Applications (specialise)
    Sage Account
    AutoCAD

    New Server hardware
    Compaq Proliant ML530 5U Rack Mount server
    with 2 x 9Gb, 5 x 18Gb drives, 2 x 866/133 CPU, 512Mb RAM, 3 x 100Tx NIC
    Compaq Proliant ML530 5U Rack Mount server with 2 x 9Gb, 5 x 18Gb drives
    with 2 x 9Gb, 5 x 18Gb drives, 2 x 866/133 CPU, 512Mb RAM, 3 x 100Tx NIC
    Compaq Proliant ML530 5U Rack Mount server with 2 x 9Gb, 10 x 18Gb drives
    with 2 x 9Gb, 10 x 18Gb drives, 2 x 800/133 CPU, 768Mb RAM, 3 x 100Tx NIC
    Compaq Storageworks TL891 Tape Library

    Connectivity
    1 x 1024 / 256 ADSL london Internet (web access)
    1 x 1024 / 256 ADSL london Internet (VPN to cambridge)
    1 x 1024 / 256 Satellite ADSL cambridge Internet (VPN to london)

    Site Profile london
    14 users comprising of accounts department, CAD design and project managers.
    The bulk of computer work is carried out here but may move to cambridge in the near future.

    Site Profile cambridge
    9 workstations mostly warehouse / job preparation. Bulk of work is reading data from bespoke database application and printing it out.

    should i look at the samba route more seriously or stay with the trusted dread of windows? any suggestions would be good

    tim

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    SuSE with samba

    Best bet. configuration will be a breeze and the network will be very stable.

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