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Windows 7: Tell me all your ideas (for a home server)

08 Jul 2010   #1
benzmann

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Tell me all your ideas (for a home server)

hey guys, i got a HP Proliant ML110 G3 with 2 x 200gb sata drives.

i got it at home, and i was wondering what would be good to use it for.(at home)


plz tell me all ur ideas what would be most usefull for it.

cheers.


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08 Jul 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seems like a bit of an odd request for me. There are tons of things that you "could" do with it...but I'm unsure of your needs, skill level or desire to tinker.

Things you could do (at a high level)
1). Install Windows Server 2008 and learn
2). Install a Linux server and learn
3). Install a virtualization hypervisor solution and learn about virtualization
4). Setup basic file and print sharing for your home
5). Setup a web or mail server for Internet use.
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08 Jul 2010   #3
dood

Win7/XP
 
 

The 'possibilities are endless'...

Yet personally? I would run VMware ESX on it.. But thats just me.
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08 Jul 2010   #4
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Could get Windows Home Server for it, though with only 400 gig of storage space it may not be the best storage and backup server. Could add a couple of 2 gig drives though. Backup all the machines on your network, central file repository etc.

It's nice of you have more than one machine in the house and want to acess all your files from any of them or remotely (from work say).
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08 Jul 2010   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dood View Post
Yet personally? I would run VMware ESX on it.. But thats just me.
Of course, the amount of memory that he has will dictate whether that is wise to do or not. For example, if it only has 2GB of RAM...you won't be able to run many virtual machines.
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08 Jul 2010   #6
kodi

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Could get Windows Home Server for it, though with only 400 gig of storage space it may not be the best storage and backup server. Could add a couple of 2 gig drives though. Backup all the machines on your network, central file repository etc.

It's nice of you have more than one machine in the house and want to acess all your files from any of them or remotely (from work say).
Agree with fseal
Try adding a couple of 2tb drives not 2gig (they won't store much) I know it was a Typo LOL
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