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Hello,

I have a question about an old computer we got at home, can I use it to make an Windows Server from it?

I want it to train for school and for a back-up. :)

Thanks. :P
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Hello

Here is a link on how to setup your old pc as a server...I hope it helps..

http://www.pcworld.c...ern_server.html


Another link here as well.. http://www.ehow.com/...ter-server.html

Edited by Veeg, 07 February 2013 - 10:09 AM.

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Thanks for the answer, looks hard for now, maybe later when I got more experince. :) :rolleyes:
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Here is a you tube link..
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Thanks again! :thumbsup:
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none of those instructions will make your computer a windows server. in fact, they specifically will NOT make your computer a windows server. one will make it a NAS (network attached storage device) and the other will make it a wamp server. which is totally not what you asked for.

to make a computer a windows server, you need to install a server version of a windows operating system. to do this, you have to make sure that the computer meets the requirements of the server version you are wanting to use (compatibility of an old system is less and less likely as you move up the versions btw), and then you need to purchase the operating system licensing.

could you better describe what you're actually trying to achieve here?
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none of those instructions will make your computer a windows server. in fact, they specifically will NOT make your computer a windows server. one will make it a NAS (network attached storage device) and the other will make it a wamp server. which is totally not what you asked for.

to make a computer a windows server, you need to install a server version of a windows operating system. to do this, you have to make sure that the computer meets the requirements of the server version you are wanting to use (compatibility of an old system is less and less likely as you move up the versions btw), and then you need to purchase the operating system licensing.

could you better describe what you're actually trying to achieve here?

Ehm, tell me more about a NAS first.
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a NAS is a network attached storage device. basically a box of hard drives with network connectivity. allows you to share and access files across a network.
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none of those instructions will make your computer a windows server. in fact, they specifically will NOT make your computer a windows server. one will make it a NAS (network attached storage device) and the other will make it a wamp server. which is totally not what you asked for.

to make a computer a windows server, you need to install a server version of a windows operating system. to do this, you have to make sure that the computer meets the requirements of the server version you are wanting to use (compatibility of an old system is less and less likely as you move up the versions btw), and then you need to purchase the operating system licensing.

could you better describe what you're actually trying to achieve here?



I stand [email protected] Botervloot i missed the windows server quote...sorry! I will see if i can find a easy to use tutorial from you tube for the NAS server..
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Not a big problem.... thanks both for all the help! :)
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In post #2 the 1st link is on NAS sever info..
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which is fine, but still not what Botervloot asked for anywhere in this thread. before telling someone how to make a NAS, you might want to explain what a NAS is...especially if you're suggesting they make a NAS instead of a windows based server
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which is fine, but still not what Botervloot asked for anywhere in this thread. before telling someone how to make a NAS, you might want to explain what a NAS is...especially if you're suggesting they make a NAS instead of a windows based server



Ok then you need to re-read post #7....
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which is where he asks for more information on a NAS not instructions on how to make one.

do you want to argue about this or do you want to actually help someone get information?
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which is where he asks for more information on a NAS not instructions on how to make one.

do you want to argue about this or do you want to actually help someone get information?



As an admin one would think you would know forum etiquette and PM me if you have an issue with me and my post..

As a point i thought i was helping and giving the options since Botervloot ask about info on a NAS server!
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