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I have server 2008 r2, u jelly? What can I do with it?

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I got it free because I am a student.
What.... can I do with it?

I have a 500 dollar (or whatever) piece of software and have no idea what it can do.

Thought about using it as a desktop os, because my desktop os is in trial mode (180 days)

but what can it do?
    
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This may seem stupid but,
did you consider making a SERVER?
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This may seem stupid but,
did you consider making a SERVER?
I have an old box lying around.
I'd make one; but what can I have it do.
    
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There are many server roles available on Server 2008 R2, so you can ultimately choose which of those you want that server to do, or have multiple roles, the choice is yours.

Domain Controller (Active Directory with DNS and Group Policy)
DNS Server
DHCP Server
Web Server (via IIS)
Fax Server
Print Server
Application Server
Hyper-V Server
Windows Deployment Server (Install Windows to machines over your network)
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or you can not turn on any of the *server stuff, and just pretend that its win7
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Originally Posted by Mitchell7 View Post
There are many server roles available on Server 2008 R2, so you can ultimately choose which of those you want that server to do, or have multiple roles, the choice is yours.

Domain Controller (Active Directory with DNS and Group Policy)
DNS Server
DHCP Server
Web Server (via IIS)
Fax Server
Print Server
Application Server
Hyper-V Server
Windows Deployment Server (Install Windows to machines over your network)
Hey. My gigabyte ud5 has two ethernet ports.

Can I have my internet go

Internet>Modem>My computer>wrouter>wireless> xbox, ps3, wii, and laptop

Without having to install server 2008r2?

Like can I also block adds (assume via host file with a list from abp and peer guardian) and do ftp ect or no.
    
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post #7 of 24
Anything you want it to.
Also there's a few more packages on DreamSpark that are worth looking into.

Mainly Visual Studio Professional...
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers View Post
Also there's a few more packages on DreamSpark that are worth looking into.

Mainly Visual Studio Professional...
Lol, now this is really nice. My Dreamspark already expired (too tired to go to classes after a full day's work) so I had my brother get an account so I could get Visual Studio 2010 free. I'm starting to get into Expression Studio, too.
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I'm currently turning a poweredge 2850 into a hyper V server. Studying purposes mainly
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Trade it for a windows 7 key. You'll probably be happier.
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