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Windows server 2008 on a laptop?
15-12-2011, 02:11 AM
Post: #1
Windows server 2008 on a laptop?
i have an old laptop that i was thinking of turning into a home server, what would guys recommend?

i can do all the general grunt work with google, just wondering if you guys had any advice?

In particular what os would you guys recommend

Laptop
hp
4gb ram
250gd hard drive
window 7
64 bit
one year old
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17-12-2011, 01:39 AM
Post: #2
RE: Windows server 2008 on a laptop?
You can install 2008 on it no problem, I've actually got a client that I'm setting up with a 2003 install on an older laptop to re-use it and it's low powered.

When you say server, what sort of server? What are your plans for it?


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17-12-2011, 09:21 AM
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RE: Windows server 2008 on a laptop?
Windows Server 2008 as a home server on a laptop? If you enjoy bloated slowness it is definitely the right pick for you. Look for the penguin perhaps.....

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19-12-2011, 04:56 PM
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RE: Windows server 2008 on a laptop?
Why not go FreeBSD? You *must* stick it on Ethernet either way.

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02-01-2012, 03:25 AM
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RE: Windows server 2008 on a laptop?
accually my main idea was to stream movies to my iphone from the server but i discovered i can do that with dropbox just upload the video and you can stream it. takes awhile but its okay.
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02-01-2012, 05:48 PM
Post: #6
RE: Windows server 2008 on a laptop?
So you're after more of a media server? There's a few alternatives out there for that you'd just have to ensure iPhone capability but some may have apps etc making it very easy.


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02-01-2012, 11:17 PM
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RE: Windows server 2008 on a laptop?
Plex?­­­­­­­­­­

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