Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: windows 7 as a server?

20 Oct 2010   #11
Gbsnplr

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Bing Server 2008 and you will find one. I am no Network Engineer and tired to mess with Server 2008. I was above me. That is why I suggested Windows Home Server. It is easy to setup and get your computers connected.

Good luck and have fun.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
20 Oct 2010   #12
Dragonschild

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gbsnplr View Post
Bing Server 2008 and you will find one. I am no Network Engineer and tired to mess with Server 2008. I was above me. That is why I suggested Windows Home Server. It is easy to setup and get your computers connected.

Good luck and have fun.
I went with server 2008 because a friend of mine had a copy and was willing to let me use it because he had no need for it anymore, and the windows home server I don't have money to buy right now. I will have to look around for a forum later, right now I am past the point of being tired and need to get some sleep.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2010   #13
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Server 2008 is relatively simple to configure and also a reliable Server OS.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

20 Oct 2010   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yep, I'd agree with that. The only server OS I like better is Server 2008 R2, but Server 2008 would do the job just fine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2010   #15
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dragonschild View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Err... read again, FreeNAS is available for both 32bit (i386 edition) and 64bit (amd64 edition).

zzz2496
err, well regardless I have already gone with windows server 2008 standard as my OS for the server, I may change things up down the road just to see what it has to offer but I have already finished the install for server 2008. You are right however, I did misread the page. This is just a sample of what happens when a person has been working third shift for many years and tries to function in the early morning when tired lol.. While I am on the subject of server 2008 does anyone here know of a forum I can go to for advice on it or does this forum discuss such things?
We run 2008 Enterprise here. I would think networking might be the place for it, but maybe not.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2010   #16
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Good luck with your installation...

I personally use Linux for personal/professional server use. It's waaaaayyy less headache than any Windows Server Edition. Don't get me wrong, I do like Windows Server, it is good and stable, but for long term use... I'd use Linux in a heartbeat. My current server installation's up time is 14++ months.

zzz2496
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2010   #17
Lemur

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Good luck with your installation...

I personally use Linux for personal/professional server use. It's waaaaayyy less headache than any Windows Server Edition. Don't get me wrong, I do like Windows Server, it is good and stable, but for long term use... I'd use Linux in a heartbeat. My current server installation's up time is 14++ months.

zzz2496
Oh, and we have a SUSE Linux Server. Like you said, it's pretty much hands free operation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Oct 2010   #18
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
Good luck with your installation...

I personally use Linux for personal/professional server use. It's waaaaayyy less headache than any Windows Server Edition. Don't get me wrong, I do like Windows Server, it is good and stable, but for long term use... I'd use Linux in a heartbeat. My current server installation's up time is 14++ months.

zzz2496
Oh, and we have a SUSE Linux Server. Like you said, it's pretty much hands free operation.
Same here, still plowing away since 14 months ago (well, it's closer to 15months now) since it's last boot up...

zzz2496
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 windows 7 as a server?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
setting up a server for school help (windows server 2008)
As my final project for the year i am setting up a server that we will eventually move all our computers on to. I am using a poweredge 2900 as a server with windows server 2008 installed. As of now i have 2 computers connected to the domain which they can log on to. - what i need help with -...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 unable to Access file server on Windows Server 2000
Hello, I have a problem to access file server on Windows Server 2000 from a Windows 7 PC. For your information, due to some reasons, both Windows 7 and Windows Server 2000 are in different domain. I have tried all suggested solutions which are : i. to unchecked both attributes in 'Network...
Network & Sharing
Help choose: Windows Home Server 2011 vs. Windows Server 2008 R2
I have a file server at home with a Quad core, 4gb ram, and a 3tb of storage. It is running Ubuntu Desktop and sharing video files primarily. From my school I have access to a free copy of Windows Server 2008 R2. Other than the server I have 2 Windows 7 desktops, 1 Windows 7 laptop and 1 Windows...
Software
Windows Server Update Services and Windows Home Server -- worth doing?
Windows Updates have been a real thorn in my side since moving to the country where I have limited bandwidth ISP. I have 6-7 Windows PCs I (try to) keep updated, both XP and W7. I've tried downloading updates just ONCE using the Microsoft Update Catalog, but then I still have to note what pc needs...
Windows Updates & Activation
Windows home server vs Server 2008 R2
I'm trying to decide between Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008 R2 for my home server PC. Ordinarily it would be a clear cut choice, but I've got a free copy of Server 2008 R2 through my academic MSDN subscription. I'd like to avoid spending extra money if Server 2008 R2 would do the job....
Software
Windows 7 Computer can't see Server 2003 Server
We have a Windows 7 Pro laptop that can't see any of the 300 or so Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 Machines. It can, however, see all (around 13) Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Machines that are on the network. Using \\ServerName\Share doesn't connect, and they don't show up on the network...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:43.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App