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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Other Spare Parts

So you’ve got a spare power supply, a spare hard drive for your array, and a spare NIC. Is that enough? Well, it puts you way ahead of many businesses, but are there any other parts that you should keep available? Any other peripheral or card that you couldn’t run your business without is a good candidate for a spare. Another candidate is a spare video card, though this is less critical. You can, after all, always Remote Desktop into the server if you need to, and replacement video cards are easy and quick to come by.

Any other cards or peripherals that you would have problems doing without for the time it takes to get a new one to replace a failure is a good candidate for your spare-parts cabinet. We like to keep a spare network ...

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