Server purchasing for peer-to-peer networking

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Advanced Peer-to-Peer Networking
Windows 7
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We have currently 10plus worstations working on a peer to peer level and have been advised to buy a server - the operating system is windows 7 and we need to share program files in addition to devices such as printers etc and for it to manage our network - what kind of server should I be looking for

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I would recommend getting a Server with Server 2008 R2 installed on it and make that your domain controller, print server, file server, and whatever else you need. You can have it handle DNS on your network as well.

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  • Gabe9527
    In truth what you are asking the server to do at the momment will not tax it that much..... so spending allot of a huge server to do very little might not be worth while. All eggs one basket etc will mean you might be better off getting two smaller servers (or small 1U servers that wont cost much) and have a reslliance. So if you lost one your other take over the tasks. Just food for thought....... But Active Directory / DHCP / DNS / BACKUPS / Proxy / system management / file share / Print services / and anything else you might need.
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  • Yade
    Get A good system that have the requirement of installing a server on it then install any server of your company choice then you have all you want the server to perform ok...................
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