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  • Using pc running server 2k3 as a workstation.

    Hi.
    I'm a MCSE student and I want to practice some things at home.
    I have this hardware:
    P3 desktop (512k RAM)
    P2 desktop (384k RAM)
    Core 2 Duo laptop(1G RAM).

    I want to build a lab that will imaging a server and wire\wireless clients:

    P3 desktop -Will run server 2003 and act also as remote server.
    P2 desktop- Will run Win XP Pro as a wired remote client.
    Laptop -will run Win Xp pro as a Wireless standart client.

    My question refera to the P3.
    Now this PC is running XP PRO and connects directly to the internet using DSL modem and also uses wireless pci ethernet card to share internet to the laptop using ICS.
    If I will upgred it from XP PRO to server 2K3 with the same DSL modem ,Still I will have the ability to use the internet And use ICS shring for the laptop even when running it as DC for all the other station?
    I don't want to use other station as the main internet satation.
    Also I don't have a router now, So I'm using a Wireless pci card on the P3.

    Hope I was cleas enough.
    Thanks.

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    Re: Using pc running server 2k3 as a workstation.

    There are many things that won't work properly on Server 2003 because it's a server OS. I would advise you to leave this PC as XP Pro, and use Virtual PC on your laptop to run your Server OS and maybe a client, too. It may be that you will benefit from more RAM though; the more the better.


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    • #3
      Re: Using pc running server 2k3 as a workstation.

      Originally posted by merav36 View Post
      Hi.
      I'm a MCSE student and I want to practice some things at home.
      I have this hardware:
      P3 desktop (512k RAM)
      P2 desktop (384k RAM)
      You'll need more RAM. 512k and 384k isn't nearly enough. Even DOS machines in the late 80's had more conventional memory than that.

      Perhaps A+ certification is in order before MCSE.
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      • #4
        Re: Using pc running server 2k3 as a workstation.

        LOL.

        I suspect he meant Mb. That was the assumption I was working under, anyway.


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        • #5
          Re: Using pc running server 2k3 as a workstation.

          I ment MB .sorry.

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