Windows Server 2008 + SQL Server 2008 OR Windows Server 2003 + SQLServer 2005

Discussion in 'microsoft.public.sqlserver.server' started by dontaskwhoiam2001, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Dear all,

    A client needs to add a member server running SQL into a SBS2k3
    Premium domain. We have purchased them a new Dell Server PE2900 III
    (Dual Xeon X5450, 16GB RAM, RAID 1 (73GB) + RAID 10 (2.4TB), but have
    not installed software yet.


    I would like to get some opinions on below question before doing the
    actual software install -


    Should we go with Windows Server 2008 + SQL Server 2008 OR Windows
    Server 2003 (x64) + SQL Server 2005 (x64)?


    The LOB software vendor confirmed that their software works on both
    scenarios, and it is totally up to our preference.


    We are pretty much used to the latter, but they are reaching the end
    of life cycle. (MS may stop supporting 2003 in 2010?) We do not have
    much hands on experience with the former, and are not sure how
    reliable and fast they are, but they maybe the way we have to go.
    Well, this is a really hard decision for us.


    Any ideas? Thoughts?


    Thank you for your input!


    Jack
     
    dontaskwhoiam2001, Feb 24, 2009
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  2. dontaskwhoiam2001

    TheSQLGuru Guest

    There are a wide array of benefits to both win2008 and sql 2008. If the app
    supports that configuration I see no reason not to go that route and many
    reasons to do so. That assumes you have some reasonable hope of actually
    administering both of those. :)
     
    TheSQLGuru, Feb 25, 2009
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  3. Thanks Kevin.
    I think "administering both of those" made me hesitant to go with
    2008, becase i am not familiar with them. But as your said "There are
    a wide array of benefits to both win2008 and sql 2008. If the app
    supports that configuration I see no reason not to go that route and
    many reasons to do so", 2008 is the best way to go, so i will go with
    them.

    I am convinced.

    thanks
    jack
     
    dontaskwhoiam2001, Feb 25, 2009
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