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    Hi,

    I am serching for a "cheap" SBS 2003 Computer. Do you know the best place to buy one from?? I have been serching, and the lowest price i could find is $840

    Thanks in advance

    Andy
    Last edited by andysullman; 29th October 2007, 14:19.

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    Re: Best price to buy?

    Well, here (in the UK) the software costs about £350 (about US$ 700) for the first 5 users.
    You want to tell us which country you are in or do we take a guess?

    Also, what are you after -- the OS, a Server or both?
    Tom Jones
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    • #3
      Re: Best price to buy?

      Originally posted by andysullman View Post
      Hi,

      I am serching for a "cheap" SBS 2003 Computer. Do you know the best place to buy one from?? I have been serching, and the lowest price i could find is $840

      Thanks in advance

      Andy
      SBS 2003 don't make computers... you can install the SBS 2003 operating system on any Windows compatible PC which meets the minimum requirements specified on the Microsoft website.


      Tom
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      • #4
        Re: Best price to buy?

        Thank you for all your help

        I live in the U.S.A what I am looking for is a Server with SBS installed.
        I will check microsoft reqirements

        It may be cheaper geting the hardware first.

        Thanks

        Andy

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        • #5
          Re: Best price to buy?

          DON'T, for heavens sake, go by MS minimum requirements!! You may be able to install SBS on what they state, but boy, will it be painful to run. Imagine running XP on a workstation that is a Pentium 4 1Ghz Celeron with a 20Gb disk and 64Mb RAM. It may run (walk, stagger, etc.), but it will NOT be a pleasant work experience.
          Even an HP ML110 with 80Gb disk can be useful for up to about 5 users running Office, Email and Internet - not much more.
          TIA

          Steven Teiger [SBS-MVP(2003-2009)]
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          • #6
            Re: Best price to buy?

            Originally posted by andysullman View Post
            Thank you for all your help

            I live in the U.S.A what I am looking for is a Server with SBS installed.
            I will check microsoft reqirements

            It may be cheaper geting the hardware first.

            Thanks

            Andy
            Dell, Acer, HP and I think IBM all offer a server with an OEM version of SBS. (Gee I wish I could see Steven's face right now).

            Is this device for you (as in to practice on) or for a client? OEM licenses are tied to THAT motherboard the software somes with, is NOT transferable and is NOT upgradable. (as in SA and I think I am correct in saying that).

            Give us an idea of what you want to do with the setup and more advice could be forthcoming.
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            • #7
              Re: Best price to buy?

              Originally posted by biggles77 View Post
              Dell, Acer, HP and I think IBM all offer a server with an OEM version of SBS. (Gee I wish I could see Steven's face right now).

              Is this device for you (as in to practice on) or for a client? OEM licenses are tied to THAT motherboard the software somes with, is NOT transferable and is NOT upgradable. (as in SA and I think I am correct in saying that).

              Give us an idea of what you want to do with the setup and more advice could be forthcoming.
              Yes it is for me to practice on. because when I have compleated my courses at college`i would like to go on to a SBS 2003 course. I have always had an intrest in computers/servers

              Thanks for your help

              Andy

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              • #8
                Re: Best price to buy?

                For practice, buy Technet Plus Direct -- cheaper and it gives you full (not for commercial use) licenses for almost every Microsoft product including SBS

                For hardware to practice on, go the Virtual route, so a beefy processor and lots of RAM
                Tom Jones
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                • #9
                  Re: Best price to buy?

                  You can download a 180 day trial version to play with. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-au/bb738394.aspx You will need to sign up etc to get it.

                  Install it on some crappy desktop since speed isn't of any importance OR if you have a nice grunty machine, think Virtual PC.
                  1 1 was a racehorse.
                  2 2 was 1 2.
                  1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                  2 2 1 1 2

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                  • #10
                    Re: Best price to buy?

                    Hi,

                    got some news. SBS 2003 + Hardware for $794.00

                    http://www.hpblowoutsales.com/servlet/Detail?no=79

                    My dad says it ok to buy it. I will order it when i get back to the U.S

                    Thanks to everyone for their help

                    Andy

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                    • #11
                      Re: Best price to buy?

                      See if you can buy the hardware without the SBS installed. Then with the money saved, get some more RAM!! 512MB is NOT enough.
                      1 1 was a racehorse.
                      2 2 was 1 2.
                      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                      2 2 1 1 2

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                      • #12
                        Re: Best price to buy?

                        also, a celeron is not the best of processors. ...

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                        • #13
                          Re: Best price to buy?

                          Originally posted by simonsays View Post
                          also, a celeron is not the best of processors. ...
                          Since it is for self learning a Celeron in this case will be fine as it is really only short on L2 cache. RAM is going to be the performance booster on this machine.
                          1 1 was a racehorse.
                          2 2 was 1 2.
                          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
                          2 2 1 1 2

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