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File & Print Server - Windows Server 2003


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Hi guys, i am currently building a file and print server using Windows Server 2003.

Is there anything i can do to prevent excess electrical use, and to prevent the components from being over worked?

THanks Guys (Y)
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After setup, don't use a monitor

Leave the server power management functions at the default.

As long as you do not change any device settings, windows will shut things off as needed.

Disable the audioprocessor if possible

adequately ventilate the server area
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Thank you (Y) as it is only a file server, using a crappy old motherboard would it be an idea to clock the CPU down at all?
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boy, you are really concerned about those watts....

What is the cpu?

The largest power consumers are things with motors, so reducing fans may help, one drive instead of two, use a single stick instead of several sticks of ram,
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Right well ignore the CPU :whistling:

I have 4 HDDs in there :blink:
512 total memory, over 2 sticks

:help:
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harddrives will consume more power than anything else. You could get by with 256 mb of ram depending on how many people will be using the server
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At maximum 5, however i use it the most wth the rest of my family streaming audio, and accessing applications now and again.

Edited by I love my vans, 05 June 2006 - 10:45 AM.

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you could probably get away with 256mb, try it and see,
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