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Originally Posted by zhevra View Post
Trade it for a windows 7 key. You'll probably be happier.
Server 2008 R2 is basically Windows 7 server edition. Itll do everything windows 7 does and then a whole lot more, which is why I use it. It's also got a lot of crap disabled by default making it better for folding games and benches

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Originally Posted by ddxxlll View Post
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.
Yes, using internet sharing however if the PC is before the router youre devices will not be able to access files on the PC
    
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post #12 of 24
If you get tired of looking at the now-dated GUI, you can install Desktop Experience and it becomes visually indistinguishable on first glance from Windows 7.
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check my sig for more details on R2
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post #14 of 24
So do I. Not jelly. And mine's the Enterprise x64 version, due to a cable on Microsoft


I use it on a fileserver/GPU folding farm (even if it only has one GPU... )
   
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post #15 of 24
You are going to need a 64bit CPU for that OS, I got it free too through dreamspark.. But Server 2003 is a little more practical for me.
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post #16 of 24
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And mine's the Enterprise x64 version,
Let's be honest - for home users, there is really no difference between Standard and Enterprise, especially if you only have a single licence (as then none of the failover options are any use anyway). Do you really have more than 4 sockets or 32GB RAM in it?
post #17 of 24
I'm considering using Server 08 for a file server but I'm not sure at the moment.
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For home users I can't imagine why someone (if they are hellbent on windows) wouldn't want to use Windows Home Server...
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post #19 of 24
i just got my server up with 08 off of dream spark running. all im using it for is mainly file storage/backups but i do have minecraft and a ftp server running on it at the moment. i cant really think of much else i want to put on it that i would benefit from it.

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For home users I can't imagine why someone (if they are hellbent on windows) wouldn't want to use Windows Home Server...
i totally agree with you but in my defense i got it for free so im not going to pay for WHS.
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Originally Posted by fg2chase View Post
For home users I can't imagine why someone (if they are hellbent on windows) wouldn't want to use Windows Home Server...
WHS = $100

2008 R2 = free (for students)
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