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#1
Ok, so i have an old amd socket A machine with a 1.8ghz single core proc and 1gb ram, radeon 9200.

I am thinking about getting a small (40-80gb) hdd and putting a server os on it and trying to use it as a server.

I would probably hook up a 250gb extrenal drive and a printer.

Should i? would it be worth it considering the hardware it has?
 

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I'd stay away from a server OS (unless you're talking like Windows Home Server but it still isn't necessary). Just install XP Home, share the external drive and the printer on the network. That's all it takes. XD
 

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Ok, so i have an old amd socket A machine with a 1.8ghz single core proc and 1gb ram, radeon 9200.

I am thinking about getting a small (40-80gb) hdd and putting a server os on it and trying to use it as a server.

I would probably hook up a 250gb extrenal drive and a printer.

Should i? would it be worth it considering the hardware it has?
What will it be serving?
 

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#4
I was thinking server 03 or windows home server. I want it to basically be a print server and a server for my external drive.
 

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Server 2003 ain't worth the $400+ USD it costs for those needs. Home Server might struggle on the hardware being Vista-based.
 

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would rather have a server os. I am also going to be TRYING to connect my mac to it.
 

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would rather have a server os. I am also going to be TRYING to connect my mac to it.
Ah.

Server 2003 Standard ($600-700 USD, 5 CAL) or greater has the Macintosh file & printer services. Server 2003 Web Edition does not.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758523.aspx

Windows Home Server ($99 USD) also supports file sharing and remote access with Apple OS. It doesn't say anything about printing though:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/faq.mspx
I currently have 3 copies of Server 2003 im looking to get rid of on the cheap, 2 Enterprise, 1 Standard. Shoot me a PM if your interested in them.
 
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I have 3 servers. 2 actual servers, one pure file server.

Server 2000 machine is running on a P3 700Mhz
Server 2003 machine is running on a Socket A Duron 1.4Ghz, 256Mb RAM and integrated graphics (64mb)
Fileserver is running NASLite and is running on a 939 Athlon 64 3000 (OVERKILL)

Server 2000 is nothing more than a backup for my dad's work.
Server 2003 runs a dedicated CSS server (when it's up) as well as a smaller (250Gb) HDD I backup to.
NASLite is a 1.5Tb file server for everything else.
 

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Ah.

Server 2003 Standard ($600-700 USD, 5 CAL) or greater has the Macintosh file & printer services. Server 2003 Web Edition does not.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc758523.aspx

Windows Home Server ($99 USD) also supports file sharing and remote access with Apple OS. It doesn't say anything about printing though:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/products/winfamily/windowshomeserver/faq.mspx
Well i would probably go windows home server
I have 3 servers. 2 actual servers, one pure file server.

Server 2000 machine is running on a P3 700Mhz
Server 2003 machine is running on a Socket A Duron 1.4Ghz, 256Mb RAM and integrated graphics (64mb)
Fileserver is running NASLite and is running on a 939 Athlon 64 3000 (OVERKILL)

Server 2000 is nothing more than a backup for my dad's work.
Server 2003 runs a dedicated CSS server (when it's up) as well as a smaller (250Gb) HDD I backup to.
NASLite is a 1.5Tb file server for everything else.
so your saying the specs i listed would be ok.
 
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Definately. A server OS uses no where near the same system specs as a desktop, and because it has a lot of stuff stripped out it still feels "nippy" on a low-powered PC.
 
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i run WHS on rig 1+1 in my sig
 

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Awesome :)

Now the next question.. where am i gonna put it lol. I didn't even think about that.
 
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can run WHS headless.
 
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yeah.. but putting a printer and a hdd in there...

honestly thought maybe my own room.
 
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yeah.. but putting a printer and a hdd in there...

honestly thought maybe my own room.
Once it's all set up it can run headless mate, even with a printer or other peripherals.
 

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I got server 03 installed on it. And i set it up as a printer server..

now i just need to configure it.
 
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So far, what i have done has been useless. I Installed server 2003 on the machine and setup the print server. But OS X leopard WILL NOT SEE WINDOWS! this is driving me insane! i have never had this much trouble in networkng before.

Anybody know how to make it to wear os x will see server 2003 and let me print?

just tried to connect from windows pc's... they work fine.
 

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I got server 03 installed on it. And i set it up as a printer server..

now i just need to configure it.
Run it headless (no mouse/kb/monitor) and just remote in to work on it. My rack was headless for along time, though now i have a little 15" lcd/kb/mouse on a kvm in there. Mind you i almost never use it....
 

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Run it headless (no mouse/kb/monitor) and just remote in to work on it. My rack was headless for along time, though now i have a little 15" lcd/kb/mouse on a kvm in there. Mind you i almost never use it....
im going to once i get it configured and working. but it wont work with mac still. ugh
 

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I've got a server, mainly for files. But I also use it to run dedicated servers for some online gaming fun. :p, at the moment, I've just got vista ultimate on it until I come around to installing my copy of Server 08 on it.

Also, freaksavior, how did you acquire your Server 2003? Is it a 'trial'? :p Only, if you're a student, you can get a free copy of Server 2008 from the microsoft website. That's how I got my copy of Server 2008.
 
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explian ...
 

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