Networking Mysql into Win2000
Ok, here is the situation:
At work we are stuck on a SQL project due to a lack of resources from IT (as usual). We have gotten a nod from higher up to buy a cheap box and set up our own SQL system locally outside of IT. The comapny (which is a huge national comapny by the way) is running on WIN2k and we would like to grab a cheap box (sub $1000) and use linux and MySQL to do it ourselves.
I have set up and run Linux on my machine at home, but don't have the kind of technical knowledge to forsee possible problems in networking with a windows environment. My questions are these: How difficult is it to network a Linux box into a win2k system. How much support would I need from IT... let me rephrase that... what is the minimum amount of support I would need from IT (assuming that I have a few guys that really know what they're doing locally). Is it possible to run an SQL Linux box inside a Win2k network and keep it under the IT radar?
What distro of linux would work well with something like this? what tools would be useful in setting something like this up and making it as easy as possible.
thanks for all your help. I've found this community is the best resource of all.