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Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2008

Question asked by peterd42 on Aug 21, 2009
Latest reply on Aug 26, 2009 by TSGal

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Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2008

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Hi Everyone,

Currently using Windows Server 2003 SP2, FM Server Advanced 10. Connecting to 4-5 large SQL databases from the server, and using Filemaker to show the data in a more user friendly format.

Has anyone had any experience with upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2008? I am really just asking if it is worth doing for any speed or stability improvements. 

Or would I be better to move the server to a Mac XServe? Do you know of any sites that have done speed comparisons? If not, I may end up doing my own if the upgrade seems worthwhile and let you know the results.

 

We use mainly clients to connect to Filemaker, although I have written a PHP interface. This is annoyingly slow but usable. 

 

Thanks for any advice. 

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