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I have small business server machine HP ProLiant ML110G6 CTO Chassis
•        Intel® Quad-Core Xeon® processor X3430
•        (2.40GHz, 95W, 8MB, 1333, Turbo 1/1/2/3)
Please tell me which flavour of MS Server 2008 should I install on this machine. Actually I want to use it as file server and secondly I want to configure soft vpn on it. Please help me. I dont know which server 2008 flavour is being used for which purpose.
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This is to be a secomd sever in your SBS domain - if so then use 2008 Server standard edition
That is a very open ended question, and you will mostly get answers based on personal experience.  2003 and 2008 will both to this with Standard and Enterprise.  2008 will also do this with Core, but if you are not familiar with command line administration, you may wan to shy away from that.

Ultimately, I would suggest 2008 R2 Standard due to price (verses Enterprise) and life cycle expectancy.  They are both pretty much the same as far as file share and VPN administration.

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If you are going to run file services I would go with the lastest version of Windows 2008 Server R2.  
As a point of clarification, are you asking which version of SBS to place on the server you described above?  If so, SBS 2008 would be my answer.
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SBS 2008?what does it means?
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Yes I m creating domain from scratch. Please help me. There is not even a single server in my office. so guide me
If that is the case, I would suggest Windows Server 2008 SBS (stands for Small Business Server).

http://www.microsoft.com/sbs/en/us/default.aspx

It is an "all in one" type solution for small businesses just getting their infrastructure started.  It has almost everything you need, encapsulated in one package.  In the interest of being upfront, if you have large growth plans in the future, this might not be your best solution, but if you have one server you need to be AV, AD, DNS, Email, SharePoint, WSUS, etc., then I would suggest the SBS family of products.

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Dear DrUltima can u tell me please how to configure RAID 1 on my server? There are 4 Hard Drives of 500 GB. I want that first 2 drives would be for OS and other 2 would be for data. Please guide me.
Well you have different types of RAID. Does your hardware support RAID? If not you would have to go with Software RAID which Windows would do for you.
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Yes our hardware support RAID 0, 1 and 1+0. Now do needfull
With 4 drives which you want two separate entities, your only choice for any kind of redundancy is RAID1.  Mirror disks 0 and 1, and then mirror disks 2 and 3.
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Comments helped me alot. thanks dude