Pointers for desktop guy about to do Windows Server 2003
Posted on 2005-04-25
While I'm a programmer, I've never needed to get into the server side of things. Now I do, specifically so I can setup exchange server and debug some Outlook/Exchange Server issues affecting my desktop app. Arriving today are the books below, and I have a MSDN Universal. I've also got 5 pc's wifi'ed together, one of which needs a reformat/reinstall bad.
My plan at this point is to reformat that pc as a windows server 2003, and basically build it out as my test server. What I don't know is can you use a windows server as a desktop pc as well (office, VB6, VB .NET, etc) and if I have DSL via my linksys wifi-g router, will I need to change (and how) my other pc's configurations? Is it very easy, very hard, not a hope in hell to have a pc as a server when I need it, but most of the time it's a desktop pc, or maybe both at the same time?
I can handle learning the technical, its the I've never done it stuff I'm wondering about...
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