Server Is Up and Running

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  1. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    Previous Thread: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3315151

    Took my Desktop computer which was rarely getting used and threw Server 2003 R2 onto it (I get the OS free since I am a student).

    P4 2.6ghz
    1GB PC2700 RAM
    GF FX 5700 Ultra 128mb
    DVD-DL-RW
    2x80Gb 7200rpm HDD
    120 7200rpm HDD
    320 7200rpm HDD (External)
    Asus Motherboard
    450 Watt Power Supply

    I decided to go with the 320 as the backup since I also need to backup my laptop onto it, plus other important files and ISOs.

    Right now it is doing exactly what I need. Storing video files from the TiVo, Encoding Video files to be dumped onto the PS3 or TiVo to be watched, acting as an FTP for file access/storage (Friends Love This One), download slave, and managing the printers.

    I plan to play around with Active Directory next, though with such a small network it would be almost pointless...

    The only Hardware problem I am having is the PCI slot is to close to the AGP slot. So my USB 2.0 expansion card blocks the Video Card's Fan, so I am worried about the GPU over heating and being damaged. So for now I removed the USB 2.0 card, until I can be sure the GPU will be ok.

    Thanks for the advice in the previous thread, I didn't think about VMwares... to be honest I don't know to much about it. When it comes to ports being blocked, my college blocks nothing (gotta love tech schools) and my provider at home blocks port 80 .

    For now I am going to see how much use this thing actually gets, when I head to college, pretty much only the FTP will be used. Then I will determine if I want to jump back to XP Pro and just turn it into a Media Center PC.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Are you asking a question or just telling us about your successful build?

    Just curious.
     
  3. zanyspy_dude

    zanyspy_dude King of teh n00bz

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    congrats.
     
  4. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    Mostly successful build, unless you know about VMwares?
     
  5. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    thanks :wiggle:
     
  6. mrj

    mrj New Member

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    Holy fucking batshit awesome dude!!

    Two theads to inform us that you've installed Win2k3........ k
     
  7. Kieffer87

    Kieffer87 Orly OT Supporter

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    Gonna be doing the same thing soon, not sure if im going to be running server or xp pro though. Gonna be using for ftp, web, mail, and print server. Although the ftp should be its main use.
     
  8. retorq

    retorq What up bitch??

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    VMs are cool, we've got a few here at work. We're running 5 on one blade system . .

     
  9. mrj

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    VMware is fantastic, I use it all the time. Workstation, Server, older GSX and ESX.
     

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