Our business expects to migrate to a SQL Server base. We have two servers—the platform is Windows 95/Novell 4.1. Our manufacturing vendor application is upgrading, and it requires a SQL platform to perform efficiently.
When we bring in the SQL Server, can we continue using Novell 4.1, or do we need to move to NT?
SQL Server runs only on a Windows platform. Version 7 will install on either NT, 95, or 98. For robustness, stability, and performance, you should use NT where possible. However, you can continue to use Novell for file sharing.