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By The Hive ·
DEBORAH: thanks for your advice. We are planning to upgrade our server from windows NT to Windows 2000, but I am in doubt if this will really benefit the company since it will cost us accordingly. Do we really need to upgrade?

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by scott.cairney In reply to Another problem

There may not be any significant benifit, however one thing thant should be considered is that at the end of this year Microsoft will no longer support NT4, so it may be prudent to start planning a change sooner rather than later.

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by The Hive In reply to Another problem

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by curlergirl In reply to Another problem

You're welcome, glad it was helpful. It's hard to answer your question without knowing a lot more about your company and your current network. First of all, there are a lot of great things about Win2K server, but it can have a negative impact on anetwork that has older hardware and software at the workstation level. For example, there are some known problems and incompatibilities with Win98 workstations on a Win2K network, and the Win98 OS isn't capable of taking advantage of a lot of the improvements built into Win2K Server. It's manageable, but the admin needs to be savvy about things like browsing and network protocols. If you'll give a bit more detail about the size and current config of your network and what your company hopes to gain by upgrading, I could give you a much better answer.

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by The Hive In reply to Another problem

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by col1n In reply to Another problem

FYI I am anti any company that stops supporting market leading products to force you down the upgrade root (MS), your IT staff need retraining, you will have many potential hardware problems you will need expertise and you will have to recruit at further cost if your new trained employee leaves as NT is very common and almost as robust I would say stay with the wonderful free support from people like Deborah and TECH REPUBLIC you dont know when you are well off.. Also XP is where they are pushing all users so they can ask you online if you have updated jacked in got the latest bit of kit from them of course. This is your last chance to stay independant. Move to W2K and you start the WEB support and all the implications of Palladium "PleaseRead about Palladium" my idea is that BG will need to be asked for you to run your business eventualy. Hope I am wrong But heaven forbid all british business dependant on the USA.

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by col1n In reply to Another problem

Just as an addon they force trained network managers down the same route all my qualifications are constantly out of date and so I have to pay the extra shillings to update else my status is somewhat belittled he has a constant supply of mony from the exams a hundred plus each time 7 exams = at least 3 grand of my time

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by The Hive In reply to Another problem

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by F-Baer In reply to Another problem

1. nerver change a running system.
2. w2k might be a bit better
3. we now testing server2003 rc2 and : very good, easy use, very (VERY) fast, upgrade with final for our several server is shure in future.
i think : wait for server2003.
(sorry: english is not a part of me)

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by The Hive In reply to Another problem

Thanks for all your suggestions I would think of them very carefully before upgrading. God Bless.

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