New Windows 2003 Server in the Shop

by admin on April 10, 2008

A Poweredge from Dell. Boy was it ever cheap, about $1200 with a 2003 small business server license and a UPS. I don't know how computer manufacturers can keep shipping this stuff so cheap. I mean, the 2003 server license ships with IIS and Exchange so to buy that without the server you would be looking at $400+.

Of course, once you hook it up to the Internet, it asks if you want to download critical updates so you say yes and boom, it's busy for the next hour and a half. And if you leave it to go do something else, it stops in the middle of the upgrade process to ask if its okay to do something. Annoying!!

Anyways, good to get new gear in the shop, I have to eventually totally overhaul how we do mail, as the mail services provided by Shaw totally suck. Not to mention we need to migrate some critical databases off the Linux server we bought off Craigslist for $300.

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