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Can anyone provide some advice on the following:
I’ve recently purchased new server hardware with a fast Intel i7 processor, Windows 7 Professional OS, and lots of memory and backup capability. I will be upgrading from a Peachtree 2007 environment on an older Pentium/XP client server configuration with locally attached PCs . We currently use GoToMy PC for remote access. My Peachtree Pervasive DB size is currently about 90 MB.
I’ve been reading forums about various installation and network access options. My goals are to:
Key issues and variables I’m trying to evaluate are:
Based on what I’ve read, I understand there are 3 viable options. Each has pros and cons, so I want to be fully aware of the issues involved :
Thanks in advance for any adivce you can contribute, any links that may help, or any pubs that you recommend!
find out my answeres in the attached, as i have updated to the Desktop Service some days ago.
I’ve recently purchased new server hardware with a fast Intel i7 processor, Windows 7 Professional OS, and lots of memory and backup capability. I will be upgrading from a Peachtree 2007 environment on an older Pentium/XP client server configuration with locally attached PCs . We currently use GoToMy PC for remote access. My Peachtree Pervasive DB size is currently about 90 MB. its good system but you only need to have Good Server System with Windows Server, 2003 or 2008.
Thank you, this is very informative. I have some follow up questions that affect my decision if you can assist on my options:
1 - Whether to go with Windows 7 on the server or Windows Server 2008. If Windows 2008, can that CPU also be accessed as a workstation for Peachtree Complete 2011 work and count as one user?
2 - I can install Windows Server 2008 with client/server installs or Windows for Workgroups on Windows 7 as well. Which of those options supports the local LAN and also Remote Desktop Services/Terminal Services concurrently for those accessing remotely, realizing only 5 people can access Peachtree Complete 2011 multi user at once.
3 - How does this affect the Peachtree Complete 2011 Multi User 5 user limit? Can the same user have a local LAN connection and a RDS/TS connection at different times of the day based on where they access (sometimes at their home office, sometimes they come into the main office) Peachtree? How does Peachtree recognize this user, is it by user name and password, computer names, etc?
4 - Based on either option, how many Peachtree Complete 2011 user installations do I need? With RDP/TS it appears you only need a server install, how is this affected if they come from their remote office into the main office, do they access a client install on a LAN CPU or still use a RDP/TS connection?
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