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NT4 vs Windows 2000 Server

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  1. seafoods

    seafoods Thread Starter

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    I'm a newbie in Microsoft products. I would like your opinion which OS variant is better.. NT4 or Windows 2000 Server... My current application uses NT4 but since Windows 2000 Server is built with NT4 Technology I tried changing to Windows 2000 Server.

    Some of our servers are PII and P3. Which will be better NT4 or Windows 2000 Server. I'm also planning to upgrade the memory since the current configuration for the PII and P3's are only 256MB SDRAM. Will it improve the performance if I give it more memory by boosting it from 256MB to 512MB?
     
  2. stod73

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    What kind of server are we talking about (print, file, PDC, etc)? If it's going to be an appllication server what kind of applications will be running on it?

    Generally win2k is better that nt4. Win2k is easier to install but does require more resources to run. Don't forget all the fun licesning loops you get to jump through (they're different on NT4 then Win2k).

    Perhaps you like to try Linux....
     
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    The Servers are running VOIP programs.. Clarent Gateways to be exact. The current Window OS used for this is NT4.. I have upgraded partial of our VOIP Gateways to Windows 2000 Server but it seems that during start-ups it is very slow.. I am thinking of adding memory to it.. from 256MB to 512MB? Will it help since the processor are PII and P3 only..
     
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    My compnay is just getting into VOIP (in fact I'm going to a seminar tomorrow) and I don't now enough about the software.

    Here are the requirements for Server2000:
    Computer/Processor 133 MHz or higher Pentium-compatible CPU.
    Memory At least 128 megabytes (MB) of RAM. 256 MB recommended. 4 gigabytes (GB) maximum.
    Hard Disk 2 GB with 1 GB free space. Additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network.
    CPU Support Windows 2000 Server supports up to four CPUs on one machine.
    Drive CD-ROM or DVD drive.
    Display VGA or higher resolution monitor.
    Keyboard Required.


    Since M$ is asking for 128mb I would say 512mb will do....
     
  5. seafoods

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    I will be acquiring a 512MB memory today and will be upgrading one of the VOIP Gateways.. Hopefully I can see the results later.
     
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