Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Update: I'm going to use Windows Server 2008 R2 for my home server



After a lot of thought and suggestions from all of you, I've decided to beef up my old machine a bit and use Windows Server 2008 R2.  I was able to obtain a copy of this at a discount, so it makes more sense.  Also, it's nice having the version with all of the features... I guess I'm a "just in case" type of guy.

This is going to be quite a project, and if I can get my hands on Microsoft Exchange 2010, I might put it on there too.  It'll be nice to play around with this and host my own Exchange server too.  I'll keep you all updated. 

72 comments:

TechnoMac said...

what happened to good old linux?

Pandor42 said...

Nice pick, even better that you got it at a discount.

!Cars, Cars, Cars! said...

Let us know how it goes for you. I'll be following your blog waiting for your review!
Take care.

David Davidson said...

Good luck, I hope it works.

darkmanx said...

Cool

IndustrialHaze said...

sounds like a fun project to me

Liv said...

sounds nice

Matthias said...

Good luck with the project!

Unlogic said...

I would rather go with linux for server, but I would love to hear some review of windows 2008 :)

wishbear said...

Sounds awesome. Let us know how it goes!

Dake said...

good plan! :)

anon1337 said...

good info!

snoobyy said...

have fun playing around.

tortacular said...

I never knew blogging could be this much fun!

Johnny Boy said...

Good luck with it should be a fun project.

razortek said...

seems good let me know if it works well couse i've to do a fuckin home server

Telia Tuli said...

i'd like to try this out myself

VanStino said...

I like your blog man, great reads every time. :)

anon1337 said...

sounds good, let us know how it gets on.

Longkid said...

I need a windows server.

lol reviewer said...

i think it's a good choice

Sebastian said...

Good luck! It makes for a good exercise.

Barnacle said...

Great choice!

kailus said...

I used to work at Win Serv 2008 R2. Awesome experience.

phaserware said...

I really need to get on the ball and learn server 2008. Still running SBS 2003 here

OneFourSeven said...

So what steered you towards Server 2008 R2 over any other server software?

Pope Smurf said...

Cool! Good luck with that server.

Blinkin said...

Good luck with that!

Random said...

Looking forward to hearing how it goes

Muhunty said...

lool

The Greater Spartan said...

LOL dawg don't do it as an MCITP enterprise administrator i advice you not to do it.

Donkote said...

is it bad that i have no idea what that is >.>

well anyway enjoy your upgrade haha

lovebloggin said...

i would love to know how it works out

Eferhilda said...

Looking forward to hearing how this all works out.

Freshman said...

interesting

MTL beer said...

Should have gotten ubuntu instead :P its free.

KTOTHES said...

Thanks for the update. I hope your build comes off a success! :D

JamesQuall said...

cool

fedor519 said...

So you ended up deciding on creating your server. Smart choice mate. Also, good idea on beefing up your machine because thats going to be vital for what your planning on doing.

hungrr said...

Great choice! keep us posted

Willow said...

When I went to the MS developers conference last September, they were giving out free copies of Exchange and Windows 7 Professional. Yea, I was using the beta of 7, but it was awesome that I got a 64bit version of Pro. HAven't looked back yet since I was using XP.

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

Lol I get this software for free...It feels good mang being a Computer Engineer.

Mez said...

I'd like to do it aswell but sadly i don't have a spare machine ._.

Dbankai said...

Nice. Best of luck to ya man

ImmaFrog said...

Lol, i'm just installing an ubuntu server. I sugest you rethink your choice.

kmartsmartsuperstar said...

I don't have a home server, but I want one.

Come At Me Bro said...

I need a windows!

El Trombone said...

Good decision dude... been on r2 for a while now.

Katie Greene said...

by discount, do you mean the Five-Finger or the Tore-Rent Discount?

Hidden Blogger said...

Still using S2K3 here.

The Angry Vegetarian said...

I was going to say "keep us updated" but you've already said you would. So, just keep to your word!

Death Before Disco said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out.

FunkyFurball said...

Thats pretty neat.

Daytona Jones said...

I thinks it a good move for you. Great server for your needs.

tortacular said...

top notch stuff really.

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AnbuJustin said...

sweet let me know how that goes. I got 2 old towers I'm thinking of turning into servers. if you can document what your doing and make like posts on what your up to, that would be great

ilikeicecream said...

hurray for the server

Cacti said...

Nice, would've personally gone with Debian or something similar, but that's a good choice too.

DDX said...

If you plan on installing Exchange, I recommend you go with Windows Small Business Server 2008.

Ben said...

Good luck...you'll need it :(

Chi-chan said...

That's great! I hope it works out well for you :)

Red Baron said...

good stable choice

Home Alone Stoned said...

always a good read!

Lil' Rocker Flower said...

Good luck, tell us how it works,.

Touch and Feel said...

Awesome!

Touch and Feel said...

Good luck, too. I'd love to do something similar one day..but alas, I like the time and resources.

Splash87 said...

What kind of hardware are you running?

Erroneous Maximus said...

Good luck with this I hope it works well!

Quinn Electronics said...

Excellent choice, sir.

Suciô Sanchez said...

Keep us posted. I've always find MS media related offerings to be crippled by DRM junk.

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

I personally would never purchase Apple software myself...I'll just let my work do that =D

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