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Old Jan 21, 11, 9:47 am
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Thanks for the input, all. I wound up getting a cheap Dell server with Windows Foundation Server for $860. Added a RAID controller and an extra TB hard drive so that if the data drive fails, they can pop a new hard drive in and not have any downtime. I think I'll also image the system drive once I get everything set up to make recovery easy if the main system drive fails.

Originally Posted by David-A View Post
Having been in a similar position of unofficially remotely supporting family businesses, you are on a balancing act the more you lock things down the longer they work without assistance VS the more offen you are needed to let them do things they want to do as a result of the lock down.
Exactly! Though I'm luckier in that my dad knows enough to do some admin stuff. It's the front desk people who need to be protected from themselves.
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