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  • Windows Small Business Server 2008

    My client has an Alpha 5 V9 application running on their network.

    They are currently running Windows Small Business Server 2003.

    They wish to upgrade to Windows Small Business Server 2008, and have asked me if the Alpha 5 app will still run OK.

    I have searched, but can't find an answer to this. I would be most surprised if V9 was not compatible with WSBS 2008, but wonder if anyone has a definitive answer.
    If computers are so clever how come someone as dumb as me has to tell them what to do?

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    Re: Windows Small Business Server 2008


    What are they doing on the server? Is it just a place for the data to residee and get served from, or are they using terminal server and actually running apps on the server? I just checked and we are running an NT4.0 server, and multiple windows server 2003 systems. They all run Alpha apps at night, but for the most part during the day, they are just serving out data. Wish I could be more help.



    • #3
      Re: Windows Small Business Server 2008

      Thanks for the prompt reply Tom.

      There is only one app running. This is located on the main server, and shadowed on about 8 workstations.

      It is only in use during office hours for internal use from the workstations, though there may be a requirement in the future to create a web based app for the same database (v9 server license purchased but never used).

      Don't know if this info helps at all.
      If computers are so clever how come someone as dumb as me has to tell them what to do?


      • #4
        Re: Windows Small Business Server 2008

        So, the app really isn't running on the server. We have many apps developed on the server, but since they are shadowed, they actually run on the workstations. Your server is actually only handing out data. I wouldn't think that it would be a real problem, but I would certainly caution you to test it very, very well before proclaiming that it is a go.


        • #5
          Re: Windows Small Business Server 2008

          Thanks again Tom.

          Unfortunately I cannot do any testing until the client has updated to SBS 2008, by which time it is too late. They would like me to guarantee that the upgrade won't break the Alpha 5 app before making the decision to upgrade.......... I guess they will have to make their mind up without any such guarantee from me.
          If computers are so clever how come someone as dumb as me has to tell them what to do?


          • #6
            Re: Windows Small Business Server 2008


            all you have to do is download the free trial OS from microsoft and try your app to do its task on the test server...


            hope this helps