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Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials by Andrew Edney, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Chapter 2. Planning Hardware

Before you start buying hardware or installing software for your Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials network, you should spend time planning what that network will look like. Time spent now will be repaid later, with interest, by saving time, energy, and complications.

In this chapter, we help you identify the hardware your network will require. By understanding the requirements, and what the tradeoffs are among cost, functionality, security, and robustness, you’ll be in a position to make informed choices when implementing SBS 2011 Essentials.

Server Hardware Requirements

If you have a server that can meet the capacity needs of the network or can be upgraded to do so while allowing for future growth, by all ...

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