The company that I have went to work for is in need of a new server. This is a very small company that uses quickbooks for sales, inventory and payroll. I have been a computer enthusiasts for a long time but I have very little experience with servers. We need a new server but we have a very limited budget. We have about 10 workstations and no more than 6 are on quickbooks at the same time. We had a company give us a bid of $12k for a server, labor to re-cable some workstations and etc... This seems very high and overkill for such a small company. They are recommending a terminal server which I think is overkill for a business this size. Quickbooks has a database server manager built into their software. For all practical reasons qb can be installed on a regular os and shared via a glorified home network. That is what I am thinking. Now, if I went with building a server to use as a terminal server with small business server 2008 do the workstations have to have small business server as well? We have different workstations with xp and window 7 now. Any input is appreciated!!! TIA!!!
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7/19/11 at 5:57am