View Full Version : operating system for e350 server

26-03-2015, 11:09 PM
i want to share files on my local network for windows clients.

i want to run mldonkey.

im thinking server 2008 r2 supports all of my hardware ( i have a silicon image sata card not supported by 2012)

but have always wanted a linux server

AD is tempting

27-03-2015, 07:39 AM
So what exactly are you asking , all you have posted is what you intend to do ?

27-03-2015, 08:23 AM
If it's local, how about Linux and samba.

27-03-2015, 08:24 AM
Just a thought -- if you want to run Server 2008 & a Linux Server, you can always use Hyper-V in 2008 and install Linux as a virtual server. I've got hyper running on Server 2012 STD and that works fine.


OR if you dont like hyper-V use VMWare to do the same thing.

Hyper-V is free and comes built into windows. never done a linux virtual on the server, but it looks like you may need to do some extra work to get it to work :http://www.serverwatch.com/server-tutorials/installing-and-activating-hyper-v-linux-integration-services.html OR http://www.hyper-v-mart.com/Howto/Install_CentOS_5_VM_Step_by_Step.aspx

27-03-2015, 01:32 PM
If dedicated, would use CentOS but its created for stability, not running bleeding edge, so you would need to check if the dependencies for mldonkey are satisfied.

If its not going to be dedicated, any Linux of your choice should be able to do what you want.



27-03-2015, 03:43 PM
I use amahi Linux sever

30-03-2015, 01:34 PM
Just use Win8\8.1, you can share your files fine, you can do Hyper-v for linux server if you like and it wont cost an arm and leg for server o/s