Originally Posted by losttsol
Recently, two things have come into my possession. A copy of Windows Server 2008 R2, and a P4 Dell PC with two GB of RAM. The Dell I have no use for except to put Server 2008 on it and learn how to use it. I'd like to make it a personal email and web server. I have never built either of those from the ground up, but would really like to for my own knowledge. Being that neither my website, nor email will be heavily trafficked, do you think this would be worth doing on that system?
Just a heads up, Windows Server 2008 R2 is available ONLY in 64-bit - it won't install if the processor you have in the Dell lacks the x64 instruction set. Just a heads up in case you do get that nasty error message that comes up...
I won't assume that your processor has the 64-bit instruction set, since I have an old P4-3.4GHz S478 processor that *lacks* the x64 instruction set, so it's stuck running Server 2003 x32 Enterprise. I refuse to install 2008 (Non-R2) on it because that's a slow OS
. Otherwise, right now, it's a speedy little demon that runs all my systems & network management applications.