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    As far as I know, no home premium allows a domain

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    Yep, should be fine. I'd buy a new server capable of running Windows VMs, use your Server 2003 license to create a new domain controller / print server VM and stick Linux on your old server to use as a backup/file server.--
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    Would it really be wise to use the old server as a file server?? Disk failures etc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oxide54 View Post
    Would it really be wise to use the old server as a file server?? Disk failures etc?
    I'd assumed an existing server would already have harddrives in some kind of RAID configuration anyway, but if not then you'd better budget for some new harddrives to go in the old server. Linux manages software RAID just fine, and the performance should be sufficient for a backup server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    I'd assumed an existing server would already have harddrives in some kind of RAID configuration anyway, but if not then you'd better budget for some new harddrives to go in the old server. Linux manages software RAID just fine, and the performance should be sufficient for a backup server.

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    Not necessarily. My server in my junior school has no RAIDED drives of any kind. Down here at the junior end, it is surprising what we havent got!

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    Hi,

    Just to sum up the licensing part for you.
    I work selling this stuff so thought this input might be useful.

    1. The machines you have are more than likely OEM so as said above the license dies with the main core components of the PC
    2. Home premium does not allow enrolling onto a domain. you will need pro, ultimate or enterprise. although i dont think enterprise would be applicable to your circumstances.
    3. the server license is similar but depends how it was sold to you. for instance when i quote for anyone on servers i try not to use OEM's and stick with licensing. that way you can move it about. but if someone put on an OEM or a RoK (reseller option kit) then it dies with the machine.

    As for downgrading i have a eShot from our dell account manager with ways to downgrade if it is of any use? inbox me and i will send along unless i can attach it here. i haven't had a chance to check that if i can attach it here yet.

    Hope that helps

    Paul

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