What Server do I need?

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Looking for a server that can support 50 desktop clients running basic office applications like word, email etc. Can anyone recommend a starting point. Looking for some redundancy but not a business critical server.

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If all you are planning on using it for is as a file share and to run active directory then all you need is a beefy desktop or a small rack mount server. Something in a 1 or 2 U size should work fine for you.

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You could also run the free version of VMware ESXi and virtualize your server that way if you ever need more servers in the future you can easily add to your environment without having to buy more hardware. You can also leverage many of the cool capabilities of VMware like snapshots to provide a safety net when making changes.

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  • mshen
    Are you looking for a terminal services server to host office? Your question is not very clear on what you want accomplished by getting a server. Can you elaborate futher?
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  • MarkHolt
    Go to Dell's site, find the "Deals" section at the top and click on "Outlet". Buy one of the little poweredge 100 series servers...they're just beefed up desktops. But their server class and Dell supports Linux or Windows on them if you need. Plus, they're under 500 bucks for a lot of models, although i'd spring for a second hard drive to have mirroring and redundancy.
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