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Windows 7: File Server

20 Dec 2010   #11
loginix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I Really think i might use Dell R710 chassis Thank you. this one is a great find and the price range i was looking for... so how much work would i expect setting this up?


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21 Dec 2010   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Depends, do you have experience setting up file servers? I'd say 1 hour or so to rack, cable and power it. Another hour to install the OS. Then the rest of the time will be spent setting up the shares, permissions, etc. That will take x amount of time depending upon your local office needs.
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21 Dec 2010   #13
loginix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks looked at Dell R710 Chassis i like this one meets price range and everything i need thank you.
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21 Dec 2010   #14
loginix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Depends, do you have experience setting up file servers? I'd say 1 hour or so to rack, cable and power it. Another hour to install the OS. Then the rest of the time will be spent setting up the shares, permissions, etc. That will take x amount of time depending upon your local office needs.
i actually don't have any experience setting up file servers but i have been doing networking, computer repair, and all types of work since i was 12 and now 25 i looked at window server 2008 and seems pretty reasonable to install the only trouble i will have is probably connecting pc's from different stores and in california. i got RDS server 2008 to help me do this, i just would like to know if i will have trouble with windows xp professional 32 and windows 7 professional 64 bit computers
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21 Dec 2010   #15
Johnathan Lyman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I think you should be fine. As long as you and a system in place to bridge the gap, Windows won't know the difference. All it cares about is being able to see the other end you want it to see. How it gets there is less important.

If you've never set a server up be prepared for it to take a bit longer than you probably want it to just in case you come across a roadblock or something you are unsure of how to do (GOOGLE).

Good luck!
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21 Dec 2010   #16
loginix

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jelyman View Post
I think you should be fine. As long as you and a system in place to bridge the gap, Windows won't know the difference. All it cares about is being able to see the other end you want it to see. How it gets there is less important.

If you've never set a server up be prepared for it to take a bit longer than you probably want it to just in case you come across a roadblock or something you are unsure of how to do (GOOGLE).

Good luck!

Yeah, We'll thanks everyone for all the advice after i have everything up and running i will post my results
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