We run our tasks on a server (virtual machine) because it does not need to be a workstation...
SW will install on Windows Server
EPDM Client will install on Windows Server
Tasks generally do not need a really fast processor or graphics card because there is no user sitting behind the keyboard waiting for things to happen.
It needs to be always on and accessable - remote desktop with multiple users.
Thats why we use a virtual server...
Tim thanks for the reply,
We have Detaching and Printing of very large drawings so we do required a fast processor, we originally had the same setup as yours but it was just not cutting it (performance). We had to do it on a Windows 7 system because our IT Dept. just would not let us remote to that Virtual Server.
I want to go back to that setup, but have it be an independent server just dedicated to our tasks (be plan to add lots more in the future) that has the best hardware for SW to run the tasks as fast as possible. IT won't have a problem with us remoting into that so running it on Windows Server would be that much of a deal.
I just have little clue on how to spec Server hardware for this.
What did you end up using? We are at the same stage here where we can make the choice of a VM or a desgnated Workstation for PDF/Print tasks.
We do have larger Drawings and can definitely tell when a PDF is created on a 6 gig machine or an 8 gig machine.
Currently the task PC is my PC, and it can become a big anoyence.
We got a Server, it uses up a Seat of both SW & EPDM, but is running without issues.