Hi everyone, hope you can guide me in the right direction: Current configuration: - Optiplex GX260 running on Win2k Pro SP4 - P4 2Ghz, 1Gb RAM - 40 Gb HD storage - MS SQL Server 7 - 1 administrator (scheduling/running DTS, INSERT, UPDATE, CREATE etc.) - 5 power users (SELECT only using ODBC links to the Server) - Average of 200 Crystal reports a month scheduled through the server. - No need for extra users for the near future I need to upgrade the above (with the minimum expenditure) in order to: - Improve performance: at peak times queries tend to time-out - Increase space: 4Gb of free space left on the HD - Add security: would prefer a 2nd HD to backup database, DTS, reports etc. Limitations: - Cannot upgrade MS SQL Server 7(thus OS needs to remain Win2k) Questions: - Will a faster desktop (P4 HT or dual core) with 2 HD and more RAM do the job? - If a new Desktop/Small Server is suggested, can I then transfer the current setup on the new enviroment? (ie: can i keep the same server name or do i need to change/repoint all DTS's etc?) Thanks for your help, much appreciated.