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Windows XP Client with SBS 2011 standard

    Question

  • We are planning to buy SBS 2011 Standard. We are running all clients on Windows XP and have no plan to migrate / upgrade to Windows 7 yet. I have heard that there are issues with Windows XP client when running in SBS 2011 environment. Windows XP Client specs are: 

    1. P-IV, 3 GHz / 512 MB RAM / 80 GB HDD Windows XP Professional

    2. Core 2 Duo, 2.13 GHz / 1 GB RAM / 160 GB HDD Windows XP Professional

    Advice on the issue will make us easier to decide our buying SBS 2011 standard and relted hardware.

    Thanks in advance

    AG

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:27 AM

Answers

  • There should not be any issues with performance, because the Computers are already running XP.

    Robert Pearman SBS MVP (2011) | www.titlerequired.com | www.itauthority.co.uk

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:32 PM
  • I don't see any problems at all.

    I also don't know what Windows 7 problems you may be expecting.  I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate in a sbs 2011 domain, and I'm running Windows 7 XP mode, which is available free for professional versions of Windows 7.  Windows 7 XP mode is a fully licensed copy of Windows XP professional, running under Windows 7 Virtual PC.  My XP Mode virtual PC is also a member of the SBS domain.


    - Michael Faklis

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:49 PM

All replies

  • I have a lot of clients running SBS 2011 and XP - what issues are you talking about as i dont have any.

    Robert Pearman SBS MVP (2011) | www.titlerequired.com | www.itauthority.co.uk

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 9:28 AM
  • Like performance issues, or system requirements issues.

    My system configurations are

    1. P-IV, 2.8 GHz / 512 MB RAM / 40 GB HDD Windows XP Professional

    2. Core 2 Duo, 2.13 GHz / 1 GB RAM / 160 GB HDD Windows XP Professional

    Thanks in advance

    AG


    AG

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 10:58 AM
  • There should not be any issues with performance, because the Computers are already running XP.

    Robert Pearman SBS MVP (2011) | www.titlerequired.com | www.itauthority.co.uk

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 12:32 PM
  • I don't see any problems at all.

    I also don't know what Windows 7 problems you may be expecting.  I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate in a sbs 2011 domain, and I'm running Windows 7 XP mode, which is available free for professional versions of Windows 7.  Windows 7 XP mode is a fully licensed copy of Windows XP professional, running under Windows 7 Virtual PC.  My XP Mode virtual PC is also a member of the SBS domain.


    - Michael Faklis

    Thursday, March 08, 2012 4:49 PM