which windows server?
August 26, 2008 8:28 AM   Subscribe

Which version of Windows Server do I need?

I have a timecard application that requires IIS on Windows 2003 or up.. That's all I need.. I don't need CALs (I don't think) or anything like that.. Just IIS..

What is the cheapest / best version of Windows 2003 to get.. and where should I buy it?

posted by cowmix to Computers & Internet (4 answers total)
If this is the only thing you're going to be using it for and you know that without a doubt, get Web Edition. Otherwise, consult this page.
posted by cellphone at 9:03 AM on August 26, 2008

What kind of hardware requirements does the app have? That matters for what version you will run. Will you use/need clustering or load balancing?
posted by zennoshinjou at 9:03 AM on August 26, 2008

You can run IIS on XP. It might be worth trying the application in that environment, depending on the volume of traffic you expect.
posted by kindall at 10:04 AM on August 26, 2008

If you try IIS on XP, be aware that there are some limitations. For example, it will only allow ten simultaneous connections to the web server. If your traffic volume is such that this won't be a problem, then XP should be fine unless the software has some other reason to need Server 2003.
posted by Emanuel at 10:20 AM on August 26, 2008

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