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which os to load on server

By dremartinez ·
just bought a server(entry level) I have license for server standard 2003r2
and server 2008 standard non r2. I'm running 11 work station with
win 7 ultimate. Will not have domain, just a simple workgroup setting. This will be a file server(LIGHT DUTY) REMOTE access and printing
is needed. thanks guys.....emilio

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If you have the license for both..

by markp24 In reply to which os to load on serve ...

Hi if you have a license for both, its really up to you, Me personally would go with server 2008, because of the additional features it support with windows 7 clients. But It really depends on your preferences.

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by dremartinez In reply to If you have the license f ...

is r2 in 2008 a huge factor to consider? my os is not r2

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re: R2

by seanferd In reply to which os to load on serve ...

It is still more advanced than 2k3, right?

Not really much to sort out, considering the minimal roles for this server. Possibly your biggest concern with R2 is that it is 64-bit <i>only</i>.

Otherwise, more than you ever wanted to know about 2k8:
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2008/en/us/product-information.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2008_R2
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Server_2008

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by dremartinez In reply to re: R2

FANTASTIC! Thanks!!!!

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Another Option

by oldbaritone In reply to which os to load on serve ...

Everything you describe as requirements for your server are also available free in Linux.

File services with Samba, print sharing with CUPS; you'll find it's easy to set up and there is plenty of help available - just search "howto linux [topic]"

http://www.linuxforums.org/articles/howto-fileserver-with-samba-and-printserver-with-cups_52.html

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by dremartinez In reply to Another Option

thanks for your reply-emilio

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my opinion

by phattbluntz In reply to which os to load on serve ...

considering that all clients are windows 7, i would use server 2008.

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by dremartinez In reply to my opinion

Great ,thanks

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