Originally Posted by tdstr
Thanx for the responses!
However, I have no choice but to transfer BES as that particular server has be designated for a more critical role.
It also just occurred to me that I should have been a bit more descriptive with my original question; Provided if I had enough memory, would a desktop PC be sufficient enough to run BES? If I load up 1-1.5 gigs in a PC would it be up to task to run BES 4.1.1?
Running BES on a Non w2k3 server OS is not supported by RIM or any other official suppliers of BB support (in the UK for example support is via carrier). If you choose to do so then you risk not being able to get ANY support for the BES if you have an issue moving forward, so potentially it could be down for 2-3 days..
If your management team are happy to have a non-supported solution and one with potential a large outage window to save the couple of thou on buying a replacement sever let them make that decisions. And get the response in writing and save it somewhere (CYA time) - but I wouldn't want to be in your shoes if i didn't / doesn't work / falls over or otherwise screws up. The only time I've ever run on XP is for no more than 4-5 users where EVERYONE understood it could fall over at any time and there was no SLA on it.
Plus you've got to factor in your aggro / time moving all that stuff across. say your worth $500 per day then 2 days of your time is worth $1000. Then lets' say the CxO Level is without BB for 2 days with an issue in the future - thats go to be worth $5000
Spend the money on a new Server!!