RE: SBS 2003

  • From: "Taylor, George" <gtaylor@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Dec 2005 09:01:23 -0700

The Proliant 3000 is an older server, but for simple file and print
services it'll do just fine, it's dual processor capable and runs PIII
up to 600Mhz.  I would take a closer look at your drive space, 5GB is
just an odd number for total disk space. Sounds maybe like it's been
split into separate partitions or even arrays.  The 3000, if I remember
right, has 6 - 1.6inch drive slots or 8 - 1inch drive slots, either way
it just doesn't add up to a total of 5GB.  Being a non-profit school I'm
guessing the board is going to frown on you spending 10+ thousand on a
hotrod server, instead spend just a few grand for 5 drives, a mirrored
pair for the system and then a raid 5 for the data.

Just my 2cents,


-----Original Message-----
From: hardor1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:hardor1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 8:30 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] SBS 2003

I have recently "inherited" the job of Administrator for a Small
Business Network of a Non Profit School and have many questions.

I am working with a Compaq ProLiant 3000 Server with slightly less than
5 GB hard drive space. SBS 2003 calls for 4 GB but when the hotfixes and
service pacs get installed, it claims to be out of disk capacity. I
inherited the server with SBS 2003 installed. I do not know what
procedure the former Administrator used to prepare the Server for the

Question #1. Buy new server with better capabilities?
Question #2. Would larger hard drive be acceptable on older server with
standard SBS 2003 installed?


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