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  1. High Availability SMB File and Printer Server

    Hi

    I need to create a high-availablity file and printer server for a
    network of windows 2000/XP workstations (approx 1000 or so) - I have
    three IBM HS20 (i.e. Xeon based) blade servers and a SAN connected with
    fibre for the actual storage (approx 1TB)

    High-availablity is required 'cause all user files, roaming profiles,
    etc. are stored on the server, and when the server drops all
    workstations are unusable.

    It's been planned to use a three way Windows 2003 Enterprise Server
    connecting to the SAN

    Should I look into SAMBA as a an alternative to the Redmond offerings
    or won't it scale as much?

    Thanks

    Roy


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    rverrips@gmail.com wrote:
    > Hi
    >
    > I need to create a high-availablity file and printer server for a
    > network of windows 2000/XP workstations (approx 1000 or so) - I have
    > three IBM HS20 (i.e. Xeon based) blade servers and a SAN connected with
    > fibre for the actual storage (approx 1TB)
    >
    > High-availablity is required 'cause all user files, roaming profiles,
    > etc. are stored on the server, and when the server drops all
    > workstations are unusable.
    >
    > It's been planned to use a three way Windows 2003 Enterprise Server
    > connecting to the SAN
    >
    > Should I look into SAMBA as a an alternative to the Redmond offerings
    > or won't it scale as much?


    Certainly look into Samba. It scales better than Microsoft's Windows

    http://www-03.ibm.com/servers/eserve.../gm130250.html



    > Thanks
    >
    > Roy
    >




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    Enterprise Technology Solutions, TD Bank Financial Group

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