When deciding on a new server installation careful thought and planning needs to be taken. Some things which needs to be considered based on the functional requirements of the server are:
- Virtualisation technologies (if any)
- Operating system edition
- GUI (Graphical User Interface) or Server Core CLI (Command Line Interface)
- If the new server will be introducing new technologies or software, should it be first tested on a test network before it is put into production?
- Location in the network
- Number of users now and in the future