I am at a bit of a loss here in regards to partitions, as I've never really done it, and would like some assistance.
I want to configure a new system setup under the following circumstances: SSD(1)
: (dual-boot OS drive)
+ Partition 1
: Windows 7
+ Partition 2
: Windows Server 2012 SSD(2)
: (program / file drive)
+ Partition 1
: one large single partition for application / program storage; e.g., Visual Studio 2012 and SharePoint Server 2013.
As you may have noticed, I need to have an instance of Windows Server to use SharePoint Server. At times I will want to run the server set-up to facilitate TFS and SharePoint with a very small team of developers, school related for example. And at other times I would like to boot into Windows 7 Ultimate so I can have a normal browsing experience and play games, etc. But of course I could also develop with VS11.X in Win 7 environment if needed.
My question, is what I'm proposing possible? I want to use Windows 7 normally most the times, but at others I will require Server 2012 to use SharePoint. Can I share the same program resources on the second SSD regardless what OS I boot into? What issues may rise if I tried running SharePoint (or just having SharePoint) while booted into Windows 7?
I've searched high and low for answers elsewhere but no luck. =/
A friend of mine said that I will have to create two partitions on the 2nd SSD, a copy of apps for each OS due to system registry constraints.
Thank you for your responses!