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home server hardware requirements

Question: home server hardware requirements

Hi,
I am looking to buy a server for my home and i dont really know what hardware i really need to do this.

Here is what i want to do.

I want a central location to store all of my files. I am a photographer and i end up with about 750GB - 1TB per year of data
I really only need the last 2 years of data available to share. the rest i would archive.

From this central location i want to be able access these files from any one of 3 machines - all running XP. I want all of my application to reside on these 3 machines such that the server is really just a storage device. I would like the server to act as a print server also, so i dont have to install printer software on each machine as i have now.

I have no interest in accessing any of these files outside of my little home network. I do not want this to be a web server either.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Thanks
Andy

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Answer: home server hardware requirements

You may want to consider a Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution. Buffalo's TeraStation http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1177693 would hold 1.5 Terabytes on a RAID 5 drive set for less cash than most servers. NAS is designed to do exactly what you want, just provide a file share for networked computers.

You can also attach external USB drives directly to it for backing up if you want to. It looks like it also supports a printer connection. You will have to install the printer software to each computer. This is always the case, just most servers will auto install it for you when you connect to the share.

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I am looking to run SQL Server 2000 and Exchange 2003 on a Windows 2003 server and I need to buy a new server. I have approximately 75 users who will use Exchange and about 5-10 users who will use SQL. I was going to buy a server with dual Xeon processors, 2GB RAM & RAID 5.
I was told that I should not use RAID 5 and that I should use RAID 1.

My question is, why not RAID 5? I checked online and found that RAID 5 is recommeded for email and database servers, so why would I be told not to use RAID 5 and to use RAID 1?

Thanks,
Scott

Answer:Server Hardware Requirements?

raid 5 uses multiple drives and it is hot swappable. If 1 drive dies, you can put a new one in and it will rebuild itself. it is fault tolerant. Raid 1 is mirroring. whatever data you have it, is copied to both drives, it is fault tolerant. Generally speaking, you get a lot better performance with raid 5. You could use raid 15 if you wanted, it is a where you mirror your raid 5. i personally would just use raid 5, depending how many disks you get

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Hi all,
I would like to know what are the minimum server hardware specifications for the following requirements:
25 concurrent users
print server (4 network printers)
Domain controller
backup server
Can someone help me please?
Thanks
janicagrech
 

Answer:Server Hardware Specifications vs Requirements

Are the 25 concurrent users just file and print users or are these Remote Desktop users?
 

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I have a Dell Poweredge 1750 with Intel Xeon 2.4 GHZ CPU's.

Does anyone know if the 2008 x64 OS can be installed on a system with Xeon 2.4 GHZ CPU's?

All the other stuff looks right like RAM, storage ect.

According to the MS web site it seems like it just lumps them all together. I guess the main thing is does the CPU have to be a specific 64 bit CPU or will it install on a 32 bit CPU.
Windows Server 2008 System Requirements

Thanks for your help.

Answer:Windows server 2008 x64 hardware requirements?

A Xeon is not a Itanium based CPU. So it falls under the catagory of the rest. It is above the 1.4GHz required for x64 you should be just fine.

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Hi all
It's very difficult to get really good advice on this but I'm now trying to build the "Ultimate" HOME server machine.

Note the machine will be essentially used as a HOME (not a commercial / work) server so it doesn't need all the fancy gaming state of the art graphics cards etc.

What it DOES need is enough RAM and horsepower to run 4 Virtual servers, whilst also file and print sharing to a number of "remote" (actually a LAN) workstations.

A "Blade" type server would be OK in a commercial environment but my server needs to be a bit like a conventional workstation.

I need around 16GB RAM (seems hard to get a basic motherboard with enough memory slots these days), and a QUAD CPU. The I/O subsystem nust allow for around 8 drives and two DVD/CD units to be connected and have video output capability to drive 2 monitors (although most of the tine the monitors will probably be disconnected.

I need to have as well at least 2 but preferably 3 Network cards on it.

Most of the stuff I've looked at seems to be more geared to high performance gaming or running NASA's next Mars mission.

A SERVER doesn't need hideously expensive gear - but it does need the capability to have loads of memory and disk drives to be connected to it.

Any IT admins out there who use this type of stuff at work -- recommendations.

The ability to run 4 Virtual servers decently is essential so 16GB of RAM is the minimum -- Ideally I'd like 64GB but that's pro... Read more

Answer:Hardware for a good W7 HOME Server

  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


The ability to run 4 Virtual servers decently is essential so 16GB of RAM is the minimum -- Ideally I'd like 64GB but that's probably like asking for the moon.


Jeez...I run a handful of ESXi servers at work and I usually put 24GB of RAM in those to run 10-12 concurrent Linux and Windows servers and that usually doesn't max out the RAM. So, I would have to imagine that 16GB of RAM is going to be more than enough for home use and 4 VM's.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


I need around 16GB RAM (seems hard to get a basic motherboard with enough memory slots these days), and a QUAD CPU. The I/O subsystem nust allow for around 8 drives and two DVD/CD units to be connected and have video output capability to drive 2 monitors (although most of the tine the monitors will probably be disconnected.


Quite a number of new mobo's support 16GB of RAM...it will just have to be a 4 x 4GB setup. Quad core CPU's are a dime a dozen. The I/O subsystem to allow that many drives will likely just involve adding on 1 additional controller card. And just about any modern video card can easily handle dual monitor support.








  
Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45


I need to have as well at least 2 but preferably 3 Network cards on it.


Quite a number of mobos have 2 NIC's...You will... Read more

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The current setup I have is as follows:

* CoolerMaster Elite 330 Case
* Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G motherboard
* AMD X2 AM2 BE 2400 2.3GHZ
* 4GB Crucial pc2-6400 (2x 2gb)
* 1 Samsung 80gb SATA (Operating System)
* 1x 1TB Seagate SATA 3.0GB/s

I received my 120 day trial of WHS yesterday and plan to install it on this setup. Will I be able to find all the correct drivers needed to run it on this system? Any suggestions during install/setup of the OS? I have another Samsung 80gb to match the one I currently have. Would it be effective to run the OS on a RAID setup, while all my media is on the 1TB drive alone, not on a RAID setup?

I was also wondering if it is possible to run this Windows Server Connector on machines "outside" my own network and run weekly backups (like my mother and fathers computer's 300 miles away). If so, how do I go about doing so?
 

Answer:Windows Home Server: My Hardware Setup

You might find this info useful. WHS does not use raid it uses "Drive Extender"
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...cc-b85f-45fe-8c5c-f103c894a5e2&DisplayLang=en

And under normal raid setups the data drive is the one being raided not the os drive. The os can be reloaded but if the data drive dies it's lost. This however doesn't pertain to WHS - the more disks the merrier with WHS because it copies data from one drive to another for backups.
 

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I'm building a new Windows Home Server box with a 2 year old Shuttle PC. The server will be used for a home network that has 5 computers. I don't think it will have too much traffic, as everyone has their own music library stored on their local computer, thus there shouldn;t be any streaming. It will mainly be used for back-ups and to store documents.

My questions are:
1. Currently have a Athlon 64 3500 (socket 939) running @ 2.2 ghz (not overclocked). The processor can be upgraded to a 939 dual core. Is the single core 3500 enough or would it be better to have a dual core processor.

2. The ethernet port on the PC is only 100mbps, should I upgrade to a gigabit? The router on the network is not a gigabit, but the 2 switches can run at gigabit speeds. All the PC's and this server are connected to switches, not to the router directly.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Build a new Windows Home Server box, some hardware questions

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Hey everyone--going to say thanks for even reading this (let alone for any suggestions) before I start.

I work from home with a buddy. It's a two story building with a "warehouse" out in a secured garage outside. The computers look like this:

Two main computers that we use in the office
One computer in the garage (w/ a wireless card, as running wires would be a pain)
One computer in the basement (w/ a wireless card, as running wires would be a pain)
Two laptops (not necessary, but we use in the house)

I'd like for all of these computers to be on a network that saves everything on a server (the computer garage could be the server if needbe, or we can have the server somewhere in the house). I'm upgrading all computers in the next month, so they should all have the necessary software for us (one new laptop and two new PCs).

I want to be able to log into any of these computers in either my name or my coworkers name (and be able to change anything on one, then log into the other and access the changes...you know, like a network should be)

I'd also like the computer in the garage to be wireless (we can have a laptop out there, that would be fine).

My questions:

What's the best server to set up (HP, Dell...going to use a newer server that uses SAS 2.5" drives, and we don't need much storage (I think a couple 73gb drives would be more than fine for now)

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Answer:Home Network Server Setup (please help--hardware/software questions!!)

Do you need email or anything like that or just file storage? It its just storage, I'd stick with a mid-grade Synology or QNAP NAS. Get a couple NSAS drives or enterprise SATA drives and call her good. I'd personally go Synology over QNAP. You can then backup to USB HDDs or an online service like Crashplan.
 

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Hello Hope Members,Let me introduce myself because this is my first post xD My name is Michael Roes living in the Netherlands 26 years, I am a student in application development, Finished a degree in ITYL v3 and have MCSA certification. Last year I have started a company with 2 partners. One of our key focusses are to organise Esport events, Gaming webshop and server rental. I am sending this post to ask you for support.Because we are organising Esport events on which we would like to hold Counter-Strike GO & Source tournaments. My questions are: -What are the minimum server requirements for a redundand (virtual) Counter-Strike GO and Source server?, capable for mass trafic. -What kind of license is needed to hold legit CS tournaments?-How do you recommend on how to roll out higher amount of (virtual) Game servers?On this server voice servers will also be deployed, TS3,Ventrillo and possibly Mumble, For these I can rarely find any information about requirements at all.We are planning on using Windows srv 2008 as an operating system and this piece of Hardware Link: http://www.supermicro.nl/products/system/2U/2027/SYS-2027GR-TRF-CG.cfm Could you please help us on any of these matters?I hereby thank you for your time and cooperation.Your sincerely, M.Roes

Answer:Server requirements Counter-Strike and Voice Server

-What are the minimum server requirements for a redundand (virtual) Counter-Strike GO and Source server?, capable for mass trafic.This is scaled by how many concurrent connections you will have to maintain. This info could be already readily available through contacting Valve Corporation.-What kind of license is needed to hold legit CS tournaments?For game licensing info, I'd contact Valve Corporation. For game events that i use to host, i bought multiple copies of the same game or friends who attended already owned legal copies of the game. At a game con I set up 8 computers once and had all 8 boxes of Unreal Tournament 99 with me just in case anyone questioned the legality of running 8 copies of the same game at the same time as for it could have been easily rolled out using the single game copy. Your project is on a much larger scale from my knowledge of lan parties.  -How do you recommend on how to roll out higher amount of (virtual) Game servers?The server linked looks nice, however how many people will be connecting to this at the same time, and are you familiar with setting up clusters to load balance?Lastly another thing to consider is not having all your eggs in 1 basket, that is not having all your servers located through a single location or pipe to the internet as for if someone wanted to DDoS you, you could be crippled quickly.

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Hello I am in the process of configuring a terminal server and had a question on licensing that maybe you guys can straighten out for me. The terminal server will have a 16 core CPU and support up to 7 concurrent users. I was going to go with Windows Server 2008 R2 since I have experience with that version but looking at the licensing has me a bit confused. I see the standard version has a license for 1-4 CPUs and 5 CALs. Does this mean I would be limited to a 4 core cpu and only 5 concurrent users? What license would I need for my purposes?
 

Answer:Windows Server licensing requirements for terminal server?

The CALS that (used to) come with servers are just to cover Users/Devices authenticated against the server. RDS CALS are completely different and require their own configuration through the RDS (Terminal Services) licensing manager.
 

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Hello Hope Members,Let me introduce myself because this is my first post xD My name is Michael Roes living in the Netherlands 26 years, I am a student in application development, Finished a degree in ITYL v3 and have MCSA certification. Last year I have started a company with 2 partners. One of our key focusses are to organise Esport events, Gaming webshop and server rental. I am sending this post to ask you for support.Because we are organising Esport events on which we would like to hold Counter-Strike GO & Source tournaments. My questions are: -What are the minimum server requirements for a redundand (virtual) Counter-Strike GO and Source server?, capable for mass trafic. -What kind of license is needed to hold legit CS tournaments?-How do you recommend on how to roll out higher amount of (virtual) Game servers?On this server voice servers will also be deployed, TS3,Ventrillo and possibly Mumble, For these I can rarely find any information about requirements at all.We are planning on using Windows srv 2008 as an operating system and this piece of Hardware Link: http://www.supermicro.nl/products/system/2U/2027/SYS-2027GR-TRF-CG.cfm Could you please help us on any of these matters?I hereby thank you for your time and cooperation.Your sincerely, M.Roes

Answer:Server requirements Counter-Strike and Voice Server

-What are the minimum server requirements for a redundand (virtual) Counter-Strike GO and Source server?, capable for mass trafic.This is scaled by how many concurrent connections you will have to maintain. This info could be already readily available through contacting Valve Corporation.-What kind of license is needed to hold legit CS tournaments?For game licensing info, I'd contact Valve Corporation. For game events that i use to host, i bought multiple copies of the same game or friends who attended already owned legal copies of the game. At a game con I set up 8 computers once and had all 8 boxes of Unreal Tournament 99 with me just in case anyone questioned the legality of running 8 copies of the same game at the same time as for it could have been easily rolled out using the single game copy. Your project is on a much larger scale from my knowledge of lan parties.  -How do you recommend on how to roll out higher amount of (virtual) Game servers?The server linked looks nice, however how many people will be connecting to this at the same time, and are you familiar with setting up clusters to load balance?Lastly another thing to consider is not having all your eggs in 1 basket, that is not having all your servers located through a single location or pipe to the internet as for if someone wanted to DDoS you, you could be crippled quickly.

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Hi all, great to be here!Ok, I'm going to be as honest and forthcoming as i can about this.I currently have:Pentium Dual core E5700 CPUGe-force GT 630 128bt4GB DDR3 Ram550W PsuWhat i would like to know is can i play games that for eg have a min req of Core 2 Duo or above damage my hardware to any extent? Or is it simply not recommended? I know this may seem like an extreme newbie question or the like but honestly i am stressing quite badly about this and honestly have nobody at home or in my area i can ask and get an honest answer. I have been to a PC shop and they have recommended i upgrade to at least an i3 if i would like to play these games with no problems.Without being funny my finances will not permit this at this stage hence why i am still running a dual core, and as well i am not sure if they have my best interests at hand or are simply trying to make a sale.  I have bought 2 cheapish games which on the box it says the min requirements are a core 2 duo. Everything else is fine as far as i can tell, Gpu, Ram etc.  The games seem to run fine as far as i can tell with a decent framerate, and the only thing I've noticed is that my CPU fan seems to climb to higher Rpm while playing these games but as i don't know that much about about PC hardware I'm not sure if this is natural or if the CPU is now under excess stress which is causing the fan( a Venom Pico)  to run faster. The temperatures i "think" are still fine, CPU 40 - 45 ... Read more

Answer:Hardware Requirements

Good morning Jyscalus and welcome to CH Temp wise you should be OK. Just in-case you don't know depending on what socket your CPU is (model # of the MoBo) you can upgrade just the CPU.When you go to install the games they will do 1 of 2 things either install and play or it will not work. Just make sure your PC's fans and heatsinks ect are all clean and noise free to keep the temps as cool as possible. If the CPU fan is a retail box CPU fan / heatsink combo it should keep it fairly cool. If you want spend like 30 -40 bucks for a good copper heatsink with a good fan just to be sure. It is cheap insurance to give you piece of mind Hope this helps to answer your questions, Mike 

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Company recently switched from PAL to VPN. PC purchased without NIC. Am I correct in assuming that I will need one to set up the connection to the VPN?
 

Answer:VPN Hardware Requirements

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I want to add a CD-R to my computer, but am not sure if the computer can handle it: IBM Aptiva, 233 Mhz, 256 MB RAM. I have two hard drives on one IDE cable, and a CD-ROM on another cable which has a connector free. Does this sound feasible?
 

Answer:CD-R Hardware Requirements

the system requirements should be posted on the cdr box , most cdrs want 400 mhz, but if you have a lot of ram and no backgroung programs running i.e. anti virus software are desktop pictures you may be fine
 

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Hi
Could someone please tell me the minimum H/W requirements for the W7 beta.TIA.

Answer:Hardware requirements

It would be easier to update your My System Specs at the bottom of your post and then we could just give you some idea of what to expect.

So far people have been installing with fairly low specs but I would recommend at least Pentium 4 with at least 1Gig of memory and a Graphics card that supports DX10 to get the full Aero effects although it's not necessary to run Windows 7.

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I'm really interested in getting a couple WMV HD DVD's. But I'm concerned about the HW req. MS says a 2.4 Ghz processor or equivalent. Does that mean an Athlon 2400+ would be considered an equivalent? I only have a 1700+ OC'd to 1667 Mhz but I'm willing to upgrade the CPU provided it's socket A. When I downloaded a movie from Atomfilms that was supposed to be HD it told me that I had a 1667 Mhz CPU and that I needed a 2.4 Ghz. I noticed that 3200+ only run at 2.2 Ghz. It would suck to upgrade and get that inadequate CPU message.
 

Answer:WMV HD hardware requirements

i have 1gb of pc3200 ram a63 3000+ and a 6800gt and they play skippy,so i dont think your system has to much hope sorry
 

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I have a old desktop pc that has windows 98 on it, I don't use it because I have a newer laptop etc.
I was wondering about putting the Google OS on it and then putting a wifi stick thing in the back so it could be used for the internet.
The computer has 128MB of RAM, not sure about the processor, definitely less than 1GHz probably less than 500MHz. I think it is 16bit. I don't know what make the computer is, I think it was built by a local company.

What hardware limits does google OS have?
 

Answer:Google OS hardware requirements?

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Hi,

I want to buy a Server to be able to use XenServer with (~20-40) of VM-s running at the same time like XenApp, XenDesktop, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, etc. We would need a recommendation for the hardware specs for this server. Also it would be great to know the size of the server (how many U-s)!
We are not sure what is the number of NICs needed (we are not sure what is the speed impact of having multiple VM-s using the same NIC).
15 users will use this Server sometimes at the same time.

Thanks a lot.
 

Answer:XenServer Hardware requirements

daviain11 said:





Hi,

I want to buy a Server to be able to use XenServer with (~20-40) of VM-s running at the same time like XenApp, XenDesktop, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, etc. We would need a recommendation for the hardware specs for this server. Also it would be great to know the size of the server (how many U-s)!
We are not sure what is the number of NICs needed (we are not sure what is the speed impact of having multiple VM-s using the same NIC).
15 users will use this Server sometimes at the same time.

Thanks a lot.Click to expand...

id say a 486mhz with the mathco-processor and about 8mb's ram. hdd's won't be a concern at all, id run it all of usb thumb drives..
 

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Answer:Hardware Requirements for VHS Editing

Your going to need a video capture card.
Here's a list from pricescan, as you can see the prices go from 50 to 1800 dollars.
check out a few, note the requirements, etc, for each

http://www.pricescan.com/scripts/Q01013300.asp
 

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I am thinking of buying a new computer in order to run flight simulator ! I would like to know what is the best flight simulator software and the hardware needed to run it ?
Thanks
Dave Morris

Ireland
 

Answer:Flight simulator hardware requirements ?

I think everybody will agree, Flight Simulator X is the very best Flight simulation program available right now for personal use.

http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulatorX/

Minimum requirements:
http://www.microsoft.com/games/flightsimulatorX/product_info.html
 

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Are there hardware requirements for enabling graphics cards to function at all ?

I mean, the card's got to pysically fit into the PC and be electrically compatible, and have the power connectors (if applicable), but I'm concerned about the CPU and FSB, and other things that I don't know about.

I don't care if the card isn't working as optimally as it might, if it's working to the capacity of the rest of my system.

I have my eye on an Radeon X1950 Pro based card....(I have other PSUs an OCZ, Seasonic and Akasa allrated above 400W)

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30.July.2013

Compaq Presario S5160UK DT261A under XP/SP3
Processor - Celeron 2.7 GHz
Motherboard - MSI MS-6577 v2.1
RAM - 1GB + 512MB (1GB +1GB max) DDR PC2700
PSU - Octigen 300W model 10270PSOTG ('upgraded' from original Bestec 250W PSU [in 2011?])
Nvidia GeForce 6200 graphics card in AGP slot
 

Answer:Hardware requirements for graphics cards ?

I'd use the Radeon with the SeaSonic, the card should be fine in that 'board.
 

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I have started making movies using footage I record while playing games.
Have been using Fraps 2.0

When playing the game I get a good 30 to 80 fps, but the moment I start recording using Fraps it drops to 7 - 15 fps.
This makes the movies look very bad and jerky.

I guess I need a hardware upgrade.
What is the single most important hardware component for recording movies?

Present System:
P4 2.8 HT 800FSB
ATI 9600Pro 128meg (can't be this as the games play well)
512meg 400DDR
Seagate 60gig 7200rpm
 

Answer:Making Movies - Hardware Requirements

There are actually two things as far as hardware. You need at least a Gig of RAM and RAID helps a lot too. But I am talking about doing movies using Adobe Premiere, so as far as just recording onscreen games I could be wrong.
 

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Hi, its been awhile since I bought a laptop and have not been keeping up with the latest. We are looking for a mid-price type laptop that we will use for business, email, do some graphic software etc any suggestions on what to look for and what brands are best and which ones to stay away from? thanks in advance...
 

Answer:Looking to buy a new Laptop, what are the current Hardware requirements to look for?

That's a matter of individual opinion but I would say you want a Intel Core 2Duo cpu and since you will no doubt have to have Windows Vista you want at least 2 gb ram and minimum 100 Gb hard drive ( as OS could be 25 gb) and a dvd-burner ( Vista is on a dvd). I only like HP or the Dell Small Business Division ( they still give you software cd's).
 

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Might want to keep this in mind before you spend all your cash.

http://www.customize.org/news/1562
 

Answer:Windows Vista hardware requirements

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I was going to get the Lumia 925 today but in the store they told me that double core phones won't necessarily get the next windows phone versions. They said that some Nokia/Microsoft field representative had been in the store a week earlier and said like this.
Is there any info on the version after wp8.1? I don't want to get stranded like those who bought the Lumia 800.

Answer:Hardware requirements for the next windows phone (8.5 or 9)

Microsoft confirmed 36 month support cycle for windows phone 8.
Moreover there seems to be coming "something big" for wp8.1. So i don't think they will abandon wp8

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I had a helluva time struggling with getting my computer updated from the original build of Win10 (the 10240 RTM release) to the Anniversary Update (1607), to the point where it just would not happen, no matter what I tried. My computer was running the original release just fine. No crashes. No bizarre behavior (other than typing in Internet Explorer text fields being peculiarly slow in response). But what I was able to do was update my computer to version 1511, O/S build 10586.589. This is the build just prior to the AU 1607. It is installed, and I'm running just fine.

A Microsoft MVP tech had struggled to help me with my inquiries over on the Microsoft community... it was painful. He kept jumping to conclusions and wouldn't hear me out fully. I documented my struggles, and my success to 1511. He's now telling me that I should see the AU 1607 being offered to me when doing a manual check in Windows Update. Well, I don't. And he's of the opinion that if I'm not seeing it, that Windows has determined that my computer may not be compatible.

What?

Now, I'm running version 1511, build 10586.589 just fine. If the Win10 installer determined that my computer wasn't capable of running Win10, it would not have installed and would have informed me upfront, or failed miserably later on with no usable clue as to why. That did not happen.

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I have a laptop with Intel Core i7 CPU  Q720 @ 1.60 GHz, 1600 Mhz, 4 core(s), 8 Logical Processors and the software I want to use for editing states requirements :-  Intel Pentium or AMD Athlon 1.8 GHz (2.4 GHz or higher recommended) but also lists Intel Core 2 or i7 2.4 GHz required for AVCHD (2.66 GHz for AVCHD 1920).Help ! I am very much a beginner and have no idea if my laptop has the power etc to cope can someone tell me if mine laptop matches or is better than the requirements ?Sharleen

Answer:AVCHD video Editing Hardware Requirements

Hi Sharleen,Welcome to Computer Hope!You already mentioned the answer: QuoteIntel Core 2 or i7 2.4 GHz required for AVCHDYour Intel Core i7 is 1.60 GHz which is lesser than the recommended processor speed.

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2 hardware requirements needed to setup a network of 10 pcs excepts the pc and NIC
 

Answer:2 hardware requirements needed to setup a network of 10 pcs

and one more thing what software is needed to visit a website like: http//www.devonrex.org?

thank you so much
 

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Answer:MINIMUM HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR WINDOWS XP AND VISTA

Welcome to the CH forums.Please stop shouting at us - turn off Capslock.Remember these are the bare-bones minimum requirements and you shouldn't expect good performance from them especially if gaming.  e.g. recommend at least 1gb ram for XP and 2gb for Vista, the more you can afford the better performance you'll get.Vista        XPGood luck

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I had a helluva time struggling with getting my computer updated from the original build of Win10 (the 10240 RTM release) to the Anniversary Update (1607), to the point where it just would not happen, no matter what I tried. My computer was running the original release just fine. No crashes. No bizarre behavior (other than typing in Internet Explorer text fields being peculiarly slow in response). But what I was able to do was update my computer to version 1511, O/S build 10586.589. This is the build just prior to the AU 1607. It is installed, and I'm running just fine.

A Microsoft MVP tech had struggled to help me with my inquiries over on the Microsoft community... it was painful. He kept jumping to conclusions and wouldn't hear me out fully. I documented my struggles, and my success to 1511. He's now telling me that I should see the AU 1607 being offered to me when doing a manual check in Windows Update. Well, I don't. And he's of the opinion that if I'm not seeing it, that Windows has determined that my computer may not be compatible.

What?

Now, I'm running version 1511, build 10586.589 just fine. If the Win10 installer determined that my computer wasn't capable of running Win10, it would not have installed and would have informed me upfront, or failed miserably later on with no usable clue as to why. That did not happen.

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Answer:Any significant hardware requirements change with the AU 1607?

Some people are having issues upgrading to 1607 - it may be worth postponing/deferring upgrading until the bugs are ironed out. I'm not upgrading until the missing drives/RAW format bug is cured.

You could have a look at the HP support site to check you have the altest Windows 10 drivers, ask HP support if your PC is compatible and peruse/post on a relevant HP forum to check for problems. Also, check you have the latest PC BIOS and it supports Windows 10.

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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsvista/getready/capable.mspx
 

Answer:Microsoft announces Vista hardware requirements

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I am looking to build a pfsense box for FIOS up to 50mbps and use Snort, Squid, and all the good addons. I am not sure what the hardware requirements I need should be. i was thinking about getting this: http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1604496 would that be plenty?


HARD DRIVE:
Kingston SSD 16GB Hard Drive SSDNOW100S


MOTHERBOARD/CPU
SUPERMICRO MBD-X7SPA-HF-O Mini ITX Intel Atom D510 processor Server Motherboard

- Intel Atom 510 Dual Core processor
- Dual Intel 82574L Ethernet Ports
- PCI Express x16 slot
- Supports up to 4GB Ram DDR2 So-DIMM 667
- 6 SATA 3.0Gb/s ports which have built-in RAID support
- no fans needed, totally silent computer and cool computer
- Low Power Consumption
- Integrated IPMI 2.0

RAM:
Kingston 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) KVR667D2S5/2G:

POWER SUPPLY:
PICOPSU-150-XT With 102WPOWER Kit Includes Pico PSU 150W DC-DC ATX PSU & AC-DC Power Brick

CASE:
MINI-BOX M350 Universal MINI-ITX Computer Case Black 1X2.5INT Works With Pico PSU

- Black
- Mini-itx
- Plug USB drive right behind the front of the case (Can run OS from a usb stick)
- VESA mountable
- Comes with one hardware bracket if you wish to install a ssd drive
- Area for a 40mm fan if you want to run one
 

Answer:pfsense hardware requirements for snort and squid

Thats overkill, and should be fine for what you want and then some.
 

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If anyone know that would be awsome. I googled it and seriously can find a straight answer.

Answer:Does anyone know the minimun hardware requirements for playing a dvd on a computer.

I think a 500 MHz CPU and up, 128 MB of ram is the minium.

Im not positive though.

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I have an older laptop and was wondering if it is feasible to run Windows 7 Ultimate on it?
Specs below.
Thank you.
Intel(R) Celeron(R) M processor 1.40GHz
CPU Mips = 2778.47
Memory = 1017520 kB
Display = Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
Audio = Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
Ethernet Card = Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
Built in Wireless

Answer:Windows 7 hardware specs - Requirements, reality, etc. ?????

Why don't you run the Windows7 Upgrade Advisor. That will tell you. In principle it should work. But don't expect a barnstormer.

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Well I do work for a company which is looking to get into hosting game servers. What they are really looking into is being a player for when BF3 servers are needed. They claim to have some inside info, but wouldn't tell me what that meant.

So, they asked me to look into quoting some servers and getting some ideas for locations, configs, bandwidth, etc. So I decided to look into current BF2 requirements and everything seems fine. Hardware is too easy, I'm not sure of the amount of servers they'd want to run but from their past investments it's small to medium.

But I got to bandwidth requirements and it dropped my jaw. Take a look at these numbers and someone please tell me I am an idiot:

64 person BF2 servers requires 8 megabits upload and less download. Okay. With 80kb/sec per client times 64 = around 5 megabits upstream on the server side. So I suppose 8 megabits is safe.

So lets say 1 single Xeon server could host 4, 64 person servers, that would be 256 clients at 80kb/sec = almost 21 megabits per second.

Now while doing some research I found that other companies are renting servers for $2.00 a slot. So $128 a month for a 64 man server. How in gods name do they make money?

Considering a DS3 line runs anywhere from $3000-5000 a month and it could only handle maybe, 550 clients.

550 x $2 = $1100 a month income.
Bandwidth price would be $3000+.

I know I am out of my league on this one so somebody set me straight.

John
 

Answer:BF2 Server Requirements

Most of the companies renting out these servers aren't the same ones paying the big bandwidth bill. They may rent dedicated servers from another company or do colocation. The bigger game hosting companies may not actually do colocation or rent, but then they are also likely part of another company and still aren't the only division paying for the connectivity.
 

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Hello all,
 
I manage an IT company that specializes in Dental Technology.  We provide HIPAA compliant data security, and are a full service MSP in the Bay Area.
 
We recently have hired outside HIPAA compliance experts to come into our clients as a third party consultation, in order to address their clerical needs and policy & procedure booklets (we supply the HIPAA compliant solutions on the network, but don't address policies/procedures outside of the network). 
 
Recently, one of our offices proposed to us that we supply them a hardware firewall, which is something that we have always avoided by using Cisco businessclass router/firewalls.  We agree, for this particular office, that a hardware firewall should be in place, since it is one of our larger clients (40+ PC's).
 
We are looking for a firewall which will provide HIPAA-required audit trails of any breach attempt, malware infection, traffic data, and also to provide packet filtering.
 
Long story short - we are all totally new to firewalls, and could use any suggestions of companies and models to look into.
 
Thank you,
 
Dan
http://dminetworking.com

Answer:Hardware Firewall that meets HIPAA reportability requirements

Hello all,
 
I manage an IT company that specializes in Dental Technology.  We provide HIPAA compliant data security, and are a full service MSP in the Bay Area.
 
We recently have hired outside HIPAA compliance experts to come into our clients as a third party consultation, in order to address their clerical needs and policy & procedure booklets (we supply the HIPAA compliant solutions on the network, but don't address policies/procedures outside of the network). 
 
Recently, one of our offices proposed to us that we supply them a hardware firewall, which is something that we have always avoided by using Cisco businessclass router/firewalls.  We agree, for this particular office, that a hardware firewall should be in place, since it is one of our larger clients (40+ PC's).
 
We are looking for a firewall which will provide HIPAA-required audit trails of any breach attempt, malware infection, traffic data, and also to provide packet filtering.
 
Long story short - we are all totally new to firewalls, and could use any suggestions of companies and models to look into.
 
Thank you,
 
Dan
http://dminetworking.com
We primarily support Dental offices. I ALWAYS use Sonicwall: selections are based on their size and needs. Just go to this website and pick what best fits your needs:
 
http://www.sonicwall.com/us/en/
 
We normally go with the TZ Series.
 
Also their AP's are pain in the buttox so for ... Read more

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Hello all,
 
I manage an IT company that specializes in Dental Technology.  We provide HIPAA compliant data security, and are a full service MSP in the Bay Area.
 
We recently have hired outside HIPAA compliance experts to come into our clients as a third party consultation, in order to address their clerical needs and policy & procedure booklets (we supply the HIPAA compliant solutions on the network, but don't address policies/procedures outside of the network). 
 
Recently, one of our offices proposed to us that we supply them a hardware firewall, which is something that we have always avoided by using Cisco businessclass router/firewalls.  We agree, for this particular office, that a hardware firewall should be in place, since it is one of our larger clients (40+ PC's).
 
We are looking for a firewall which will provide HIPAA-required audit trails of any breach attempt, malware infection, traffic data, and also to provide packet filtering.
 
Long story short - we are all totally new to firewalls, and could use any suggestions of companies and models to look into.
 
Thank you,
 
Dan
http://dminetworking.com

Answer:Hardware Firewall that meets HIPAA reportability requirements

Hello all,
 
I manage an IT company that specializes in Dental Technology.  We provide HIPAA compliant data security, and are a full service MSP in the Bay Area.
 
We recently have hired outside HIPAA compliance experts to come into our clients as a third party consultation, in order to address their clerical needs and policy & procedure booklets (we supply the HIPAA compliant solutions on the network, but don't address policies/procedures outside of the network). 
 
Recently, one of our offices proposed to us that we supply them a hardware firewall, which is something that we have always avoided by using Cisco businessclass router/firewalls.  We agree, for this particular office, that a hardware firewall should be in place, since it is one of our larger clients (40+ PC's).
 
We are looking for a firewall which will provide HIPAA-required audit trails of any breach attempt, malware infection, traffic data, and also to provide packet filtering.
 
Long story short - we are all totally new to firewalls, and could use any suggestions of companies and models to look into.
 
Thank you,
 
Dan
http://dminetworking.com
We primarily support Dental offices. I ALWAYS use Sonicwall: selections are based on their size and needs. Just go to this website and pick what best fits your needs:
 
http://www.sonicwall.com/us/en/
 
We normally go with the TZ Series.
 
Also their AP's are pain in the buttox so for ... Read more

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R7-371t meets haardware requirements for  intel widi, install of intel widi fails due to graphics driver, whcih is apparently a custom driver and not the needed version. Can i get the latest standard Intel graphics driver for this model, will this be supported? Thanks,Mike

Answer:Intel WIFI support, hardware meets requirements, g...

This is the latest Acer Intel driver.VGAIntelVGA Driver10.18.10.3939124.8 MB2014/11/25Download Acer drivers are custom,proprietary drivers.If you already have this one, that's all Acer has.You can try Intel's latest and see if it works and doesn't cause problems.  

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Hello everyone,
I was thinking of taking advantage of the Dell XPS 15 9560's UHD monitor for watching movies, but it looks like there are numerous hardware and software requriements I have to meet first. The player I'm looking at specifies the following:

CPU: Core i7 / i5 processor for Intel 7th generation desktop (KabyLake-S) *, Core i7 / i5 processor for Intel 7th generation notebook (KabyLake-H) * U processor not supported
GPU: Intel HD Graphics 630 Built-in GPU for 7th Generation Processor
Main memory: 6 GB or more
External display: 4K resolution (3840 x 2160 or more) Display compatible with HDMI 2.0a (HDCP 2.2 required), HDR compatible (Playing back with HDR content when playing HDR content, HDR> SDR conversion)
Motherboard: Intel SGX compatible intel 200 series motherboard, HDCP 2.2 / HDMI 2.0a output compatible Intel internal GPU output compatible motherboard (for HDMI output)

Most of the things listed seem straightforward, but I don't know about Intel SGX, HDCP 2.2 / HDMI 2.0a,or HDR compatibility (although I don't believe that the XPS 15 is HDR-compatible, otherwise it would have stated so. Plus the monitor isn't 10-bit to my knowledge). Can anyone provide any further insight on this? Does the XPS 15 9560 meet these specifications?
For reference, here is the external player I was looking at, as it seems to be the only one on the market advertising UHD-playback capabilities: www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1

Answer:Does the XPS 15 9560 meet the hardware requirements for playback of UHD blu-ray discs?

So from what I gathered on the manual, the answer is no.  It contains an Intel mobile 175 chipset, not the 200 series. It also outputs HDMI at 1.4a not 2.X and i'm not sure if the Nvidia 1050 mobile edition would handle it all.

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Do Windows 2000 Professional and Windows XP Professional have the same minimum hardware requirements? If no, could you please explain the differences...
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 2000 and XP minimum hardware requirements?

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A lot of small to mid range mobile now providing 4G in India. Why Lumia 640 not supporting 4G.
Due to this limitation I am unable to use JIO sim in India!

Answer:4G and VOLTE are related to hardware requirements or with patch/update can we get them?

Hi and welcome to windows central. Originally Posted by Windows Central Question Why Lumia 640 not supporting 4G. there were two variants of lumia 640 that were launched in India and globally, those being lumia 640 and lumia 640LTE. Because of your lack of awareness you ended up buying lumia 640 3g.
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Hi, I was thinking about building a gaming server, and hosting it, but I am not sure
What specs I should get. The requirements are to run a teamspeak 3 server, multiple mine craft servers (1-3 not more) and
Those servers will be 24/7
Maybe sometimes another game server (tf2 or gary's mod etc) so basically it will be max. Only 1 TS3, 3 mine craft server and 1 misc game server all at
Once, what specs would I need? No lag, I know I could simply get the best of everything but I am not rich, I don't have a budget yet,
I need to get an idea what the price range is for a server like that, and then I can make my budget.
Thank for any response

EDIT!!!!---->>> I am interested in buying dual socket but aim not sure if these are the correct processors->Xeon E3-1270 V2 or Xeon E3-1275 V2<- both have 3.5 ghz and 3.9 with turbo boost, I've read on another post that the ghz is important for the amount of players and because I have multiple running at the same time I need a higher ghz number. If there is a better processor out there and doesn't exceed 500$ a piece please let me know in addition to my top question. thx very much for your help
 

Answer:Gaming server requirements

Get a used Dell or HP server off eBay. Something with DDR3 RAM and SAS drives. You could have a very decent server for less than $600.
 

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I'm trying to figure out a problem on a 1,5 Ghz P4, 768MB RAM, Gforce 2 MX 64MB, 5400 HDD - Computer.

Is it possible that the graphic adapter is too old to display videos e.g. from YouTube fluently. The driver is up to date and the internet speed is sufficient.
CPU is going up to 100% usage.
My actual problem is that I wanna be sure it's worth to try a reinstall of Windows on this computer, because I don't know what the previous technician did to that pc or the users.
The hardware should comply to the minimum requirements, or?
 

Answer:Smooth playback of YouTube videos, minimum Hardware Requirements

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Microsoft has fed the tech community a steady diet of Windows 10 information this week. In addition to revealing a summer launch window across 190 countries, demonstrating a new biometric authentication process and providing some Xiaomi users with a custom...

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Answer:Microsoft reveals Windows 10 desktop and mobile hardware requirements

I see the a firmware requirement for "UEFI 2.3.1" and "Secure Boot Enabled". I'm guessing this will limit backward compatibility to older machines.

I don't know anything about UEFI (other than brief mentions hear and there) or how to check which version my machine has.
Tell me, why "Secure Boot Enabled" needs to be a requirement.

 

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I've been thinking for awhile, and I've decided to build a file server. I have enough spare parts; all I need now is a hard drive and a case. It would just kinda sit there, lonely, in the corner or in my closet or SOMEWHERE where it's gonna be safe and undisturbed, and hold backups of all my files.

Also, 3-4 of my friends and I sometimes hold our own little LAN parties at my house, just the few of us (We make our own custom maps for Battlefield: Vietnam that are small enough for the few of us. They're not great by any means, but they're still pretty fun)

Got a little off topic there...anyway, so this server would pull double duty as a file server and a dedicated BF: V server. I have the following parts, and I'd really appreciate if someone could tell me if this would be good and what I need to upgrade.

Processor: AMD Duron 1.8GHz
Motherboard: MSI KT6-V LSR (KT600 chipset)
Video: ATI Radeon 7200
RAM: Crucial 256MB DDR333
Hard drive: Undecided
Case: Undecided

Also, what kind of cooling is good? I'd like for it to be as silent as possible. I have a spare Coolermaster X-Dream III, but it is designed purely for silent running (i.e. not for silent cooling and low temps) and produces not-so-good temps. I'm concerned about running it 24/7. Could I get a really beefy heatsink, like an XP-90, and just run it without a fan or with a very low RPM fan? (or an SLK-9xx because I don't think the 90 will fit on a Socket A mobo...... Read more

Answer:What are the requirements for a game/file server?

The limitation of the specs of your fileserver is dictated by what BF V requires. You see a file server could be an old P-233 with 32 megs of ram and a 32gig HD, and that would probably store your files just fine. So the question is what are the requirement for BF V. Make that the basis of your specs.

As far as server software. You could just load windows xp on it and create a file share. Generally speaking Server OS's are not required for home use. Unless you want to dicate permissions, and create an AD out of several computer then there is no point.

Linux is always an options. SAMBA would provide connectivity between your windows box and the file share.

If you don't want to learn linux just use XP. Loading Windows 2000 server or 2003 server will not provide you with any real advantage.

Don't worry about leaving it on 24x7. It won't hurt anything as long as you have a little airflow through it. Remeber file transfering is mainly RAM intensive on a server. The only time your CPU would be at risk would be when you are running your BF server.
 

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Scenario is: server machine running Win Server 2003 Standard in a workgroup environment (there is no domain in our office, nor will one be set up) and approximately 20 client computers running Win98SE. Server will share a local folder accessible to all clients concurrently. That will be its only job. Is a separate CAL still required for each client computer if the server is operating in a workgroup environment?

I downloaded evalutation version from the M$ website and configured it for Per Server licensing with the standard 5 licenses. Thus far I have had at least 7 machines concurrently accessing the network share without any indication of EULA violation or problems with access. The licensing administration utility tells me I have 5 licenses installed yet 0 being used.

I know they are definitely required if the server were to be on a domain. Does the same hold true for a workgroup?

-uT

Answer:Server 2003 licensing requirements

Q: Why can I add more users log on to a Windows Server 2003 terminal server than I've bought per-user licenses?
A: Because Windows Server 2003 doesn't have very effective bookkeeping for per-user TSCALs. As you may recall, the addition of per-user licensing came fairly late in the day, in RC2, and so the TSCAL support wasn't included in each user's Active Directory object or otherwise. There is currently no definite timeline for a fix; the worst-case scenario is that the fix will be part of Longhorn, but Microsoft hopes to have it released before then. The lack of per-user TSCAL tracking or management does not mean that you can legally issue more licenses than you've paid for, just that your license server may do it if you're not careful to buy enough licenses.

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We are in the process of adding an additional server at work. I had placed the order today for everything, then, realized...

Do I have enough power? I do not know what breaker the gear is on now, or, how big the breaker is...

But, off the top of my head we will have:
2x dell sc440 servers
-core duo cpu's
-4gb ram
1 runs a sas controller/drive
1x dell PowerEdge t100
-core 2 duo
-4gb ram
2x internal hard drives
3 switches, router, modem, 3 1500va battery backups, kvm...

This gear is in an office with 2 other people, that have each their own computers, plus there are 4 printers also going.

Now, I am figuring a solid 10-15amps just for the server stuff. The breaker box is not far away, I am thinking just have a 20a outlet dropped directly behind the servers.

Is a 20a going to be enough? Anything else I should consider?
 

Answer:Determining power requirements for server & etc...

IBM actually has a power calculator, as does APC.

See if either of those helps, both get pretty darn specific.
 

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I haven't hosted a game server before (other than a LAN). However, after being able to use a server OS for 6+ months, I thought it would be a good idea to give it a try. I've gotten srcds to download the server files to my hard drive and host a LAN and I've been able to figure out how SteamCMD works.

Now, some obvious hurdles are my upload speed. here's my stats:
Download: 2085.8 KB/sec
Upload: 179.1 KB/sec
Enough said. (I'm with AT&T U-verse. So, if any uverse users can give some info about hosting a server, I'd be much appreciative.)

The other hurdle I have discovered (well, I'd like to verify it if anything) is that I would need to register my server on a domain:
http://wiki.garrysmod.com/page/Workshop_for_Dedicated_Servers
I can see where they'd want to do this as a means to keep their games from getting stolen (plus, SteamCMD requires a user name and password to download server data, which means Steam has to be shut down or offline). I liked the idea of using "workshop.vdf". However, I could never find information about where I was supposed to put it.
 

Answer:Source Dedicated Server Requirements

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I'm planning to buy a small box that I'm going to use as a server. The box will run either XP or Ubuntu. I'll use it just to run Apache on it on my local network, and host my projects there.

So, what are the minimum requirements for such machine? I was to spend as less as possible on this server.

Thanks.
 

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Anyone have experience running a terminal server that can handle video streaming? 3D rendering (AutoCAD/SolidWorks/3DSM/other)? Curious to know what it would take, especially since this is a terminal server (multi-user environment). Probing the possibility of moving the local Engineering department up to a DC in Texas, and giving them ThinClients instead. Our buildings have direct fiber hookup to the net.

EDIT:
On another note, we experimented with an in-house server and a Rackspace server. Our IT Department office is fully gigabit, and of course the in-house server room is also gigabit. So from our office to the servers, we've got full gigabit connectivity. What we did was find a YouTube video with lots of movement (such as some Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 trailer thing). At Rackspace, we got two servers: one with a dual-core processor and 4 GB of RAM, and another with dual quad-core processors and 32 GB of RAM. Our in-house server has a dual-core processor with 4 GB of RAM.

We watched the video in fullscreen and regular viewing (not fullscreen) and compared every scenario. We found that the connection was decent on the in-house connection -- but our in-house servers are HP and have an onboard GPU capable of some degree of video and 3D acceleration. The low-end Rackspace server performed terribly in a 3D test of the Heaven 7 demoscene, and had very noticeable and obvious chugging (even with the non-fullscreen view) on the YouTube video. The high-end Rackspace ser... Read more

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We are a Win2K SP4 shop running Citrix 1.8. We have about 25 Citrix users, though typically no more than 5 are logged in concurrently. I am seeking hardware requirements for the newest version of Citrix, which they call Presentation Server. Considering our specs, I'd like to know what we'd need as far as:

RAM
RAM per user
Disk Space
Processor / multi-processor
other associated software (i.e. IIS?)

Any info would be much appeciated.
 

Answer:Requirements for Citrix MetaFrame Pres. Server?

There are no hard and fast rules as you will probably know by now.

Again it is a function of money. The more money you spend the more robust it will be.

I am assuming you are talking avout Metaframe 1.8 and not XP as it was called.

RAM 2Gb
Disks SCSI = 3 x 35Gb 15k rpm 1 for O/s one for apps and one for page file.
Processor fast 3.0Ghz or greater
Nic's as fast as you can support.

That should suppport 25 users running office.n However I don't know what other apps you want to run.

Any more info for us ?

Been doing Citrix for 9 years now.
 

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Okay I am currently  using win 98 SE, 158MB RAM, Intel810 chipset Graphics DriverPV 2.1.I actually found my winxp home edition recovery cd(its a flippin miracle!). So how do I know if this old comp is compatible.The comp is a gateway 2000. Hopefully I provided enough information for you to answer my question.

Answer:What are the requirements for upgrading an old comp to win xp home?

insert a WXP CD and select check system compatibility...it should produce a report for you...Good Luck

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Hiya

This spreadsheet shows what network ports are used by the system services utilized by the Microsoft Windows Server System products
System Requirements
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit

Microsoft Excel
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...e5-400f-45b6-9e1c-50968a0cc729&DisplayLang=en
Regards

eddie
 

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I'm interested in using an older computer for setting up a home computer cam security system. Something with acouple of cameras. I've seen home security software that can turn a webcam into a motion sensing camera for the computer that can even save the file to online site as well as the sending a message to you cell phone warning you of a possible breaking. It says you can even have several cams running adn will work on windows 98 to xp, but there's nothing about what about system requirements. So I'm wondering what requirements are needed for the setup. Would I need a dual core computer? I have an old single core athlon 3200 with 2 gig ddr ram and a 250 gig hard drive, Would that be good enough??
 

Answer:To run a home security cam what system requirements are needed

I can't imagine that you would need a dual core for the program, especially since the program states that it will run on Win 98.
 

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What are the optimum memory requirements to run Vista Home Premium? I know that it depends on what apps are run as well.
 

Answer:Memory Requirements for Vista Home Premium?

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First off how much power does a typical laptop consume with a P-M 1.5ghz processor?

Anyways in my quest for a low powered home server I have been debating between a Via C3 and an Intel Atom system, then it dawned on me that a laptop does not draw that much power either and that would not require me purchasing more equipment.

The systems I am looking at are:

Home built C3 system:
2 gigs of DDR 533 ram
1TB HDD (desktop HDD)
no optical

Intel Atom system:
Asus Eee Box
1gb RAM DD2
160 gig HDD (laptop HDD)
no optical

HP Pavilion DV1040 Laptop:
1 gig DDR RAM
160 gig HDD (obviously laptop hard drive)
Intel Pentium-M 1.6ghz
DVD/CD-RW drive

What would be my best option for a LOW POWER home media server? My main concern is power consumption because this thing is going to be on 24/7 and I am not a fan of paying more to the electric company than I have to, and the cost of energy is just going to keep going up.

Anyways what do you think? Ill be running Ubuntu on which ever system I decide on, so any advice would be great! Thanks!
 

Answer:Ever use a laptop for a home server? And question on low powered home server...

Your biggest downfall for a laptop media server is your limitation to expand your storage.

You can build a low power server box fairly cheaply plus have to expandability later on.

My advice is to just use one of those systems above. When the time comes to upgrade build a system that doesn't use much power. Also would recommend using some kind of spin down for hard drives so they don't consume as much power when they are not access. (Might notice a performance difference. doubtful)
 

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Hey experts,

I have a customer that is moving from a decentralized (netbook for each user, connecting over VPN) to a centralized Terminal Services approach (using Surface tablets to access a 2003 RDP server) for all of his sales staff.

There will be about 13-16 users who will be ditching netbooks and desktop PCs in exchange for exclusively connecting to their work desktops over 2003 RDP sessions from Surface tablets (and other Windows PCs).

They have two offices. The server will be at one location where about 75% of the users are housed, and the second location will be setup over point to point VPN to transmit traffic for pertinent needs. Their phone system (PBX for one location, with VOIP being used at the other office) is housed at one location with phone traffic being passed over a point to point to the other office.

The users who will be RDP'ing into the server will be using Office (Word/Excel) and 1-2 users may be using Quickbooks Enterprise as well. Internet browsing will also be likely done on a smaller scale.

I have not done such a large scale RDP setup for an office, and am curious about the following:

* What kind of cable internet connection would you recommend for each location? We are pretty much locked into going with Comcast Cable for this, and our choices are either 16/3, 27/7, 50/10, or 100/10. (Note: First number is down speed, second is up speed).

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Answer:Bandwidth & memory requirements for Server 2003 Terminal Services hosting?

Your disk I/O will hurt you more than that CPU but if they are going to be doing web browsing or outlook on it...have fun lol.

Also I'd pull a faster chip off ebay like an E5462 which is 2.8 vs the 2ghz yours currently has (I checked and they are $30 ea right now).

Assuming you've got a perc5/i in there like other 2900s I've worked on, I'd get a few 300GB 10k SAS disks and RAID10 them.
 

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I have started searching around for the correct docs on how to do this but haven't had much luck finding one that addresses what I'm trying to do.

I have an existing Windows 2000 server and am going to replace it with a server running Windows 2003 Server R2.

I would like to know the best way of doing that. Most of the docs I have seem talk about it as though you're keeping the same server hardware in place. That's not what I'm trying to do.

So, you don't have to go through all the steps I need to do. If you could just point me to the correct doc and give some helpful hints I would appreciate it.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Help Needed To Migrate Windows 2000 Server To Server 2003 On New Hardware

Need to know what services you are running on the server to be able to help you further.
 

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Hey guys, After doing lots of research on these forums I am not able to find a solution to my issue. When I power on the server the blue system status indicator will not stop blinking. I can leave it all night and it still blinks in the morning. The lan activity light seems to be constantly blinking. I tried to change drive bays but still nothing. I have also attempted to do system recovery to factory reset, it goes through the whole setup up until it tries to locate the server but then fails. Im left scratching my head here.. I just purchased this item used so I am not sure whether it has worked or not.  Anyone out there has any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Oh yeah, one more thing when I go to my router setup, I do not see the lenovo listed on my DHCP list. But when I do the server factory reset it finds the server. Seems little odd but Im sure it has something to do with my issue.

Answer:Home Server Connector cannot find home server

what server is it?

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I have a client with a web server running Windows 2000 Professional. They also have a server on the network running NT 4. They have been told that there is a device that will route requests to the NT server if the 2000 server is down that costs about $100. I have not heard of such an animal, and if anybody can shed some light on this I'd really appreciate it. The device should somehow, I suppose, automatically detect that the machine at IP address A is not responding, and route the web request to IP address B. Anybody?
Thanks,
Michael
 

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My VGA not support "Hardware T&L "requirements. I want play "Resident Evil 4" this games shows it wants "Hardware T&L " VGA requirements, so that mean i can't ply this game?

Answer:Is it essential "Hardware T&L "requirements

On-board graphics often dont support todays higher demand games. Go to the manufacturer and determine the minimum requirements for the game and see if your chipset supports them I doubt that they will.

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I run a home server on OEM 2003 Standard Server. I have seen that Home Server allows you to schedule a Hibernate / wake cycle. Is there any free software that can do this for 2003 Server?

eg

From 2:00am until 12:00pm I want the server to be in Hibernate mode.
 

Answer:Windows Home Server Schedule Hibernate / Wake on 2003 Server?

I've always just used a scheduled shutdown command, and the BIOS power on at a certain time feature available on most motherboards to do that.

That's what I do with my media PCs.
 

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I have 2 servers; windows 2000 & windows 2008, I can always access them via XP but my system 7 home can't authenticate. It appears to add the domain name as a preamble my user name in the authentication....does this make sense?


thank
-Jeff

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Can anyone please explain how to backup my Windows Home Server onto a network Drive?
 

Answer:Windows Home Server 2011---Server Backups over Network

First you need to have a location where your backing up to. Do you have another server or network location (NAS?) that you are backing up to?
 

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Hey Guy's I am just about to finish up my Home Server Build, and had some Questions. I was wondering what you guy's would recommend for a Home Server / Backup Server OS. I would like to try to go with Linux. I have used Linux before several of the different versions mostly Ubuntu, I have done the No GUI OS's but I think I would like to have a GUI here.

2. I would like to make this accessible from anywhere if possible, Using Wake on Lan, and then some type of connection. The Connection I should use is really what I am unsure about. Will having a connection like this pose a Severe Security threat? What is the best way to Go about this? Does having an OS with a GUI make the OS less secure?

Thanks!
 

Answer:OS For A Home Server, and How to Setup a Safe Acess Anywhere Connection to a Server

Windows Home Server. Supports Wake on LAN, Remote connection, Media Streaming (local and internet), backups.
 

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I have an alienware 14 and have received the new gears of war 4 as a gift, it says that I have to have   
2GB minimum video memory and recommends 4GB video memory and that I do not meet either of these requirements. how can I solve this problem. any help will be appreciated and as you can tell by my terminology I'm not very computer literate.

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Hello, and sorry if the title isnt the best, I wasnt really sure how to word it I'm afraid.

Having used search for the last couple of hours, and seen many threads its clear I'm in the right place. You all have a lovely forum!

I'm looking for a solution to a rather annoying problem in our household. We have upwards of 8-10 computers/laptops in our house, and documents/media are fast becoming a nightmare!

We've decided to go along the route of purchasing/building a server to basically use as a fileserver, to centralise our documents/media and thus enable access to either user account from any one particular computer we have.

Below is what I'm looking to be able to do:

1. Fileserver (mainly comprising of centralised documents on the server itself accessable by each person individually but private from others)
2. Central backup of all crucial computers to prevent data loss (stored on the server, and done by the server on a regular basis)
3. A dedicated server firewall to place in front of the internet, before the network.
4. A web server, so I can run image copies of my own personal forum/websites and test any changes BEFORE doing them to my live site.
5. To download torrents/large files etc directly on the server. Like an automated nightly backup of my web hosting server online for example.
6. Stream full HD from the server to our media centre pc (and onto a HD TV).

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Answer:Advice and help regarding recommended server specs for home server use

Do you have this network in place already?

This is mine below done with Cisco Virtual Network Design Tool.
For web server I use IIS 7.
 

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Is there an iTunes Server for WHS 2011 available?
 

Answer:iTunes Server for Windows Home Server 2011 ?

Other than installing iTunes?
 

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According to Maximum PC, this is the best OS to use when creating a media/file server. I am considering getting a license, but I need to know the following:

I hear its a real task to set up. Anybody know any good guides?
Will it accept the WinTV PVR 150 (non-MCE)? To make it simpler: Will it accept the hardware I have that works with Windows XP Professional?

 

Answer:Windows Server 2003 for my home's media server

It was no harder than XP to install. Now, setting up could be a different story as that wasn't my job.

Be aware, though, that a lot of software will not install on that OS. It recognizes it as a "server" os and aborts the installation.
 

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Is it possible to just treat Home Server like Server 2003? Have to uninstall or disable certain things?

All I figure I really need is a soft RAID 5 array with some shares on it and I figure I don't need to buy a Server 2003 license when technically I have one here.

Rather tired of dealing with demegrator and possibly fragmentation issues. Performance was great to start but now that I am hitting 12TB in use out of 17TB available the performance sucks at times.
 

Answer:Gut Home Server, turn into regular server 2003?

A WHS license is NOT a Server 2003 license. If you don't want to use WHS or pay for a Server 2003/2008 license, use Linux.
 

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I updated my nLite for the newest one and slipstreamed drivers for my Home Server disk. I installed and updated Home Server and I don't have the home server console icon on the desktop nor the warning message that pops up saying don't use tools on the computer management etc.

I did this before without a problem, odd.

Can someone look at the console link on their desktop and see what the path is? Hope the stuff is there and it just didn't put the link on the desktop.
 

Answer:nLite and Home Server = no home server?

"C:\Program Files\Windows Home Server\HomeServerConsole.exe"
 

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Ok so my original computer was a Windows 7 Home Premium and that's the PC I used to work. I had REMOTE DESKTOP on it, it worked fine and yes it was a Windows 7 Home Premium..but yesterday my original pc got fried and smoke came out of it so I am afraid to turn it on.

I am now using my back pc, it is also a windows 7 home premium build 7600, and I remember I use to have remote desktop on it but I right clicked disabled one day a long time ago and after that I was never ever able to get it back. Ive been reading online that Windows 7 home premium does not have the remote desktop option, odd because my other pc had it. Point is.. I need to connect to my job's server asaaap, but I am unable to find a way to connect to their server, I have their ip address and a special login/pass the same way you do in windows remote desktop.

I have tried downloading those rdp patches and stuff and it just does not work! I cannot find the remote desktop anywhere even have the install said "listening" and "remote desktop successfully" etc etc.

Is there a program I can use to connect to my work's server..my boss uses windows 7 remote desktop,,,

I tried using teamviewer and added the ip address but it doesnt work idk if you have to both be using the same program..please in need of help here :/

Answer:I need to connect to my job's server from home on Windows 7 Home Prem

My last option is to upgrade to windows 7 pro and pay the $80 above for it JUST to get remote desktop
I'm trying everything possible though before that.. but I really need this to work in order to start my job

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Hello all!

Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer (cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect to power adapters), i've decided to designate this desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become my home file server!

This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won't have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly (attach a usb wireless adapter). This one runs Windows XP SP 3.

Here's my setup questions that I need advice/info on (the main points are home computer access ability & restrictions, setup email stored on network drive, and backup solutions):

1) Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless router...how do I get all my other computers to recognize it, & be able to read it? (see list of computers and OSs below)

2) Can I have all computers/OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied?

3) Similarily, can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password? (pr0n not to be shared with all)
3a) at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to certain directories (ie music directory available to all in house)?

4) Can the above be done with my computers if the home file server remains as Windows XP SP3?
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Answer:Create home file server for home computers!

ineedacookie said:


Hello all!

Due to horrible noise from my desktop computer (cannot put the case on because of an attached hard drive enclosure which has to connect to power adapters), i've decided to designate this desktop computer with its attached hard drives to become my home file server!

Click to expand...

I can't fathom why you can't put the computer's case on.

This home file server will be moved downstairs into the storage room so I won't have to hear it and I would like to use it wirelessly (attach a usb wireless adapter). This one runs Windows XP SP 3.
Click to expand...

Having your server connected wirelessly is a lousy idea performance wise. Moving on...

Here's my setup questions that I need advice/info on (the main points are home computer access ability & restrictions, setup email stored on network drive, and backup solutions):

1) Once I set the computer downstairs and have it connected to my wireless router...how do I get all my other computers to recognize it, & be able to read it? (see list of computers and OSs below)

Click to expand...

You can map it as a network drive on each computer. (Use SAMBA on Linux.)
2) Can I have all computers/OSs have full write access to the home file server ONLY if the correct password is supplied?

3) Similarily, can I DENY even read-only access to certain users or due to lack of password?
3a) at the same time can all users atleast have access to read-only access to ... Read more

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Hope this is the right place to post this


Just set up server 2008 r2 on a older box I had that I was using for a few things. Tried Linux but became tThanks of a pain for such simple tasks. Here is what I'm using it for.

Csgo server
Mumble server
File/backup
Media server?

My main concern was for media server to stream to few devices in the house. I was thinking plex. Does anyone have any other ways I can go about it.

Thankd

Answer:Server 2008 for home server... Opinions please.

Not sure what opinions you want. All I can say is that you don't need server 2008 R2 to complete your desired tasks. Any basic Windows client OS should work.

EDIT: It should be noted that Windows Server OS's are enterprise standards therefore a lot of home license applications will not install unless it is open source. You will need to purchase enterprise licenses of software for them to be installed on the server. This is particularly important with Anti-Virus solutions.

Josh

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I've been running here at home Server 2003 Enterprise 180-Day Trial for about 3 years now. I received 2 cds/keys from my MCSE books I bought in college.
I can re-install this O/S as many times as I want and fully patch it no problem - must be MOL or something :shrugs:

However the only annoyance is every 180-days I need to take the time to re-install the O/S and whatever programs I run on it, set up the file and print, re-write permissions, etc....
It takes a good 3-4 days for it get to back up and running how I want it, or a wasted weekend.

Can I assume though Windows Home Server does not do FSMO roles?
As well are there any major features that would be lost? I havn't found any comparison charts......

Thanks

Answer:Server 2003 Ent. or Windows Home Server

Windows Home Server is not gonna be your solution. It does the same thing as your Server 2003 and there is a flaw with Home Server. You MUST format your ENTIRE Hard drive. If you have more then one you must format all of them.

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from my MSDN subscription i can get a copy of server 2008. (x86 or x64)

but i was toying with the idea of windows home server.

it will be going onto a 3600X2 on a k9agm2 with 2 gig of ram in my sig (which you cant see!) as i retire the old fileserver and upgrade the development box.

It will need to run SQL server 2008 (low load) and a couple of asp.net websites. as well as the families Media sharing, Document sharing and backups

i like the simplicity of WHS buti'm not bothered about the configuration of server 2008 either,

i really like the idea as hard drives appearing as one pool.

question is is the simplicity wortth the 100 for WHS and can i do everything i need to on WHS
 

Answer:windows home server or Server 2008

It is insane how much system requirements for Windows servers are now. I setup a 266mzh overclocked Nslug for a client office. They only have five users. It runs Debian like a champ. Another Nslug is handling OpenVPN at 266mhz. They only eat 5 watts each.

If Windows is only option, I would go with 2008. Windows Home servers have so many issues.
 

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Ok I am looking at a Media home server to store everything on (movies, music, pics and backups) and stream them through the house.

For the server I have a quad core socket 754 with 4gb ram and multiple hhd, boot will be a 37gb raptor and a 2tb WD red drive other HHD's.

For the 2 pc connected to tvs will be an ITX board w core i3 intel 3000 onboard video with 6gb ram and a small SSD around a 100GB.

Stuff that will be connecting to it are 3 Win7 pc's, Win8 pro tablet and 3 android tablets. 2 of the android tablets are for kids also.

What is the best OS for this? I was looking at WHS 2012 but not against Linux, windows 7 or 8. Also looking at email server in the future probably.
 

Answer:OS for Media\Home Server maybe email server later

Win7 or 8 is all you need.
 

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My WHS 2011 install has been acting up lately. Losing privileges, really slow, hiccups during steaming, etc.. I first thought it was an issue with my router, so I replaced an older Netgear with an Asus RT-N66U. Love the new router, but that didn't fix the server issues. After some testing, I'm thinking the system drive in the server is going bad. It was an older drive to begin with, and I should have known better than use it. So I've bought a new system drive and am in the process of copying all my files out of Drive Pool on the server in preparation for replacing the system drive.

I'm looking for recommendations for a good home server OS. Nothing fancy, but something solid. I have ZERO experience with anything but Windows OS's. I'd like to learn more about Linux, as long as it's not a command line only interface. Also would be able to install and use Sabnzbd and Sickbeard on whatever OS I choose.

I don't need any fancy backup or redundancy. I just want my files to be available to my network and at a good speed. All my media is streamed to multiple items in my house, as we cut the cord a few years ago. All my important stuff is backed up off site. Also like it to be expandable if need be, as I have a 24 bay server case for future proofing.

I'm looking at:

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 - Own it, so free. I bought Stablebit Drivepool, so I can get a pool setup if I choose. My daily driver, so I know everything works and can troublesho... Read more

Answer:Home Server issues. Good NAS/Server OS?

There is:

OpenMediaVault
http://www.openmediavault.org/
It appears Sickbeard & SABnzbd works (but.. a little command line work to get it to work)
 

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I'm trying to decide between Windows Home Server and Windows Server 2008 R2 for my home server PC. Ordinarily it would be a clear cut choice, but I've got a free copy of Server 2008 R2 through my academic MSDN subscription. I'd like to avoid spending extra money if Server 2008 R2 would do the job. But I'm willing to buy Home Server should it prove necesary. Any input is appreciated. Thanks.

Answer:Windows home server vs Server 2008 R2

Server 2008 R2 is a more fully functional product. You will be able to do similar things, but it might be a little more involved getting it set up and working. Plus, if you are interested in IT, you could use the Server 2008 R2 experience....but you won't get hired for your knowledge on Windows Home Server.

My vote is Server 2008 R2 without a doubt.

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So Im finally putting my big boy pants on and setting up a real home server. There are going to be 3 main uses for this server

1) Home server - Mainly for streaming to all my raspberry pi's and other windows devices but also as a network drive for my ssd only pcs

2) Remote server - Grabbing files away from home, remote vnc etc

3) Web server - Been working on a small personal website for a while now that I want to be able to host myself once it goes live. This isn't my main use for the server and if it isnt going to jive well with my primary uses I can always build a seperate pc for that use.

So if cost wasnt a concern between home server 2011 and server 2012 which would you choose based on my planned usage? I plan on using drive pool or drive bender with whatever I choose. So I would also appreciate some recommendations on which application you would choose with your choice of operating systems. Also, I can't seem to find definitive differences between the server 2012
releases (standard, foundation, essentials) It seems to be more of a licensing thing, so furthermore, which version of server 2012 would you go with?

Sorry guys, Im a total noob at this
 

Answer:Home server 2011 or Server 2012?

Personally, I'm going with WHS2011. I'd rather start with an OS that has most of it's bugs worked out, over an unknown. Since you can get a license for ~$50, why not start there to get your feet wet, then upgrade to Server 2012 once the kinks have been worked out?
 

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So, I really like Windows Home Server a lot, but I want to use a domain with Windows Server 2008. What kind of software could I use (third party, Microsoft) to get the functionality of WHS? I'm looking at the media streaming and easy backups for all client users. I can do remote access using VNC, so that's not a problem. And I know of software that can make the library online (as a web server).

Would my best option to make the Server 2008 a web server and just put a page on there to stream the music that way (as well as shared folders for the XBox)? And what software can do effecient backups similar to WHS?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Server 2008 -> Windows Home Server

Why not just use 2008 server as a file server
- shares for the Xbox
- web page for the music (although you can use shares as well)

theres all sorts of backups you can do.
Acronis backing up to the server autmatically
NTBackup backing up files/folders to the server
- all those should work fine on server 2008

Are the computers going to be part of the domain too?
XBox would probably need some sort of user/pass to access a domain server
 

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Hi,

I have an old ACER EasyStore H340, which figured out it should crash on me the other day.
In the unit I have 4 HD's, 1 for OS and 3 for DATA.

I have done restore (not factory reset) on the unit earlier, and that has been successfull. However I never had the amount of data on it as I do now.
So in a mildly panicked state, I need to restore again.

I started with that yesterday, and restore seems to be OK, but when the WHS v1 connector software shows after restore, it's just hanging and do not continue the installation so I can set a password on the unit.

So my questions are:
1) Would the connector software struggle due to my Windows 10 Technical Preview version?
2) Does it make sense to remove data disks, restore and put in data disk when done? If possible for WHS to reckongnize the data drives afterwards
3) Am I screwed?
tl;dr - Server recovery WHSv1 doesnt complete, and hangs when Connector software is about to be installed on Client computer.

Thanks!

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I recently set up a home server using the latest home server from microsoft,Server2003, my laptop that uses XP Home connects and backs up files without a hitch then i bought a Sony PC that has Vista home premium installed, the server wont recognise it the error message says this computer cannot connect to the server, has anyone any ideas of a workaround for this or will i have to upgrade to Vista Ultimate as that supposedly recognises servers, any ideas gratefully received

Answer:Home Server and vista home premium

my home premium connects so it must a setting on your machines or a software (firewall/av)conflict.

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Hey Guys,

I have a pressing need to setup a new Storage Server for home use. I currently have a couple of NAS at the house that are filling up. Yeah, I am up to 5TB of storage. Music and photos mostly. Yeah, that much music, record XM radio like a maniac.

Anyway, I want to build a small server to help manage my files. I really like my QNAP NAS's. But want something that's more versitale. I have a setup already to go. But wanting to ask a few questions before I pick.

MS Home Server - or - Server 2010

I will be running a quick Xeon 5667 or 5677 - 12gb RAM - and a SAS setup wtih 8 1TB 10000rpm drives. Got a server chassis with dual 650w psu's. So hardware is not a problem.

I know that Home Server is more for "ungeeky" households versus Server 2010. I have Technet so cost is not an issue. I just know that Home Server has some apps that are pretty cool.

Are their any add-on apps for reg Windows 7/Server 2010 that work like Home Server? How about sync/backing up all my household PCs & Macs? Are there any dedicated Webistes on MS Home Server? I found 1 but they seem to rave about Home Server more than talk about how to make it better.

Thanks
 

Answer:MS Home Server vs Server 2010

server 2010?
 

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Hello all!

I wanted to double check with you guys on whether or not I should do this or not. I am currently using Windows Vista Ultimate as my home server. The home server currently is nothing more than a file server for all my media. I experience constant "hangs" when trying to access media from my laptop and main PC (also both Windows Vista Ultimate). All are on gigabit lan (DLINK DIR-655) and move things back and forth fast...but at times if I try to open a song or something from another machine...it hangs and generally takes 20-30 seconds before it plays the song. Something is screwy with Vista for sure!

The current setup I have is as follows:

* CoolerMaster Elite 330 Case
* Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-S2H 780G motherboard
* AMD X2 AM2 BE 2400 2.3GHZ
* 3GB Kingston ValueRam
* 1 Samsung 80gb SATA (Operating System)
* 2X Western Digital 500gb SATA (media is stored on these)

Now, I would like to move to either Windows Server 2003 (which we all use at work....right) or Windows Server 2008 (something I am just getting into). I would prefer to install Server 2008 so I can familiarize myself with the OS, but is it a bit overkill for a "File Server"?

I would like to setup an FTP server on this server so all my family can share all that they want and possibly access all of my media too. What do you guys suggest I do?
 

Answer:Server 2008 - Home Server Use

Try XP first, I had network issues as well that seemed to be resolved doing that.
 

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Just want to share my music, videos, and documents around the home network.

Been using W7, and seems to work well enough.

I am not planning to upgrade the hardware, so while I am at it, is there any advantage of moving to a Windows Server setup?
 

Answer:Home File Server (W7 vs W Server)

Good ones:
- More stability
- Less prone to software problems

Bad ones:
- Will require more knowledge from the owner.
- Will require setup (accounts, shares, passwords etc)
- Pricey
 

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I have a dual Xeon processor server at home running Windows Sever 2012 R2 which runs pretty much 24/7 and am just learning about VPN's. Would it be feasible to use that as a home VPN server rather than pay an external service provider monthly for VPN service? If so what are some good tutorials that can help me host my own VPN server?

I'm a complete beginner when it comes to VPNs. My research is limited to some Youtube videos which show how to use a hosted VPN server yet I haven't found one which explains how to create one for your home or small office.
 

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At home a friend has a server w/Server 2000 and an xp pro sp2 computer that work fine together. She has a laptop w/XP Home sp2 that wont connect.

Is it a limitation of XP Home to not work with Microsoft Server 2000 ?

What effect and/or use is VNC Server software. Its on the server, does the laptop need THAT to get connected to the server? (If thats the case, could anyone point me to a crash course web site on it ?..)

Thank you all very much in advance...

dave
 

Answer:VNC Server ? // XP Home w/Server 2000 ?

Yep, XP-Home will not connect to a domain server. You can connect directly to shared folders/drives in that server, you just can't do a domain login.

VNC is a remote control package, it has nothing to do with standard Microsoft networking.
 

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Question: server hardware

I will like to build a File/FTP/Web Server using RAID 0 or +1. What would you recommend (e.g. make):Processor:Motherboard:Memory:RAID controller:Hard Drives:NIC (how many):Do I need a video card? Do I need a CD-R writer or or a DVD/CD?Do I need a Sound card?How can I get just terminal to attach to the server or do I need a proper PC client.Help much appreciate.loco

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Question: Server Hardware

Hi there, I've looked online but can't seem to find advice about which type of hardware you need for different servers. I guess for Exchange or SQL you'll need a number cruncher with 2 Processors and lots of Ram, but what do you need for a Fileserver and a Printserver?Any ideas?Thanks

Answer:Server Hardware

click hereclick hereclick here.

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okay, the budget is about 1500 Euro.
this thing will be doing the following:

- Webserver
- IRC
- FTP
- Gameserver (think BF: Vietnam and the llike with 24 player max orso)

what would be the best setup for this thing?
keep in mind it has to be one pc as we're not allowed to have more than one pc running as a server on the Business ADSL we've got.
 

Answer:Server, what hardware?

addendum: HDD's are all accounted for so we don't need those, nor do we need floppy drives or cd-rom drivers or a monitor
 

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