1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 26, 2009 10:08 AM by TSGal

    Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2008



      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. 

        • 1. Re: Upgrading from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2008



          Thank you for your post.


          We do not have any performance statistics comparing Windows Server 2003 and Server 2008.  On this forum, I have not heard of any performance increases from those who have moved from Windows Server 2003 to Server 2008.  I have only used Windows Server 2003, so I am unable to provide you a subjective view.  I'm hoping others chime in with their experience.


          Have you compared the speed between your PHP interface and FileMaker's PHP interface?



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