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I was able to come across a few Windows OS's and app's for cheap. Out of curiousity, I installed Windows Server 2008, set up my password and have entered for the first time yesterday, but am clueless as to how a server really works so I have gone no further.

Is there a web link or any other kind of info on servers, mainly pertaining to Windows Server 2008 for newbies like myself?

Is THIS book any good on the subject?
    
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Well for starters what do you want to do with your server?
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Well for starters what do you want to do with your server?
I can't agree more

You have to want to do something with it, if nothing else setup a simple web server and expand from there.
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Well for starters what do you want to do with your server?
I'm mainly wanting to use it for my music and video files so I and my friends can access the files from various computers securely.


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Thanks very much and + rep. This should get me started, but if anyone has any more info for newbies on servers, I would be grateful for any links/info on the subject.
    
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then you want a file server.

cant tell you much about server2008 since i normally use server2003.

Converting server2008 to a workstation is not what you really want to do in a server enviroment.
You will need to also setup a remote access to the server if you want to be able to access it from different locations, this can be good if you connection as a good upload speed depending on the size of the files you want to share.
Edited by phillipg10 - 5/31/08 at 8:05am
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then you want a file server.
You will need to also setup a remote access to the server if you want to be able to access it from different locations.
Hmmm, good info. I'll see if I can figure out how to do that before I ask how since I learn better that way.

I have "decent" upload and download speeds (425kb/s upload, 7650 download), the fact that the server network card is wireless does sorta slow it down a little but this current installation is '"purely for my learning enjoyment"'. I plan to reinstall the 64 bit version once I iron out all of the wrinkles.

Thanks and +rep, now for some newbie basics on servers and configuration.....
    
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Hmmm, good info. I'll see if I can figure out how to do that before I ask how since I learn better that way.

I have "decent" upload and download speeds (425kb/s upload, 7650 download), the fact that the server network card is wireless does sorta slow it down a little but this current installation is '"purely for my learning enjoyment"'. I plan to reinstall the 64 bit version once I iron out all of the wrinkles.

Thanks and +rep, now for some newbie basics on servers and configuration.....
I will have to get a copy and check it out from some of the images i have seen it looks very much like server2003 with a new GUI, if this is the case i may be able to help you out at a later time.
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Im not sure why you guys using Server OS's to just be simple files servers. Unless you unlock the near full potential of these OS's, its a complete waste of time for you. Just about any old raggety OS can be a file server.
    
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Im not sure why you guys using Server OS's to just be simple files servers. Unless you unlock the near full potential of these OS's, its a complete waste of time for you. Just about any old raggety OS can be a file server.
100& true.

I'm not going to be using this OS for a file server just wanted to check it out see how server 2008 was since i really liked server 2003.
I already know how to use server 2003 to its full potential just curious how the new version runs.
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