I have a big question here and need a lot of help. I want to set up a server. I use mostly Macs, but have headless Windows computers here and there (everything is at the same location) to do other tasks. I want to know the benefits of a Windows 2008 Server over Mac Lion server or even just a windows or mac computer doing file sharing.
Right now, I am testing out using Mac Server. It is set up so that I can connect to its file server from anywhere very simply. But that is about it.
I really only need a file server, but I would like to do VPN if possible, DHCP I honestly just leave up to my router as it really doesn't matter to me. Computer management would be nice. I really don't know.
What are the features of Windows Server like active directory and all of that? Web hosting etc?
I have business class internet and multiple IP addresses as well.
I just want to get insight from everyone.