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Help Sizing a Server for a Small Office

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Help Sizing a Server for a Small Office

I've recently been tasked with deploying a server in a small office. I know what services I want to deliver, but I have no idea how to size the system.

Here is a general overview of the situation: 

  • There are currently 15 users. I can see this number expanding to 30 users within a couple of years.

  • I've pretty much settled on Windows Server Essentials as the OS.

  • I want to run the typical gamut of services (e.g. Active Directory, File Sharing, Printer Sharing, WSUS, Firewall, DNS, Application Deployment, Client Backups, RDP for administration etc.). No e-mail server. No web server.

So what kind of a system would you guys recommend (i.e. CPU, RAM, HDD, etc.)? Links to specific systems online would be helpful too.

Thanks in advance!!!


Re: Help Sizing a Server for a Small Office


You can consider below servers.

HPE ProLiant DL380 Gen10 Server

HPE ProLiant ML350 Gen10 Server

RAM: 128 GB

PROC = Qnty : 2



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