Originally posted by killians45
u could, and you can use just a normal system as a server if you wanted. what is the system specs?
Are you sure I can use any desktop to work as a server?
I was having a nightmare to make my brand new Dell Dimension 3000 desktop to work with the 2003 server OS.
Finally I had to return the computer to Dell.
The problem was:
The drivers that comes with Dell resource CD are not supported by Windows 2003 server OS.
So I got bunch of question marks next to the following devices:
Multimedia Audio Controller
PCI Simple Communications Controller
SM Bus Controller
The new Dell comes with Windows XP Home installed.
I have people told me that Windows 2003 server OS supports older generation of pc because the older versions of drivers have already been written in the OS database.
However the windows 2003 became very picky when it comes to compatbility to newer computers.
Would you still believe you can make any desktop to work with Windows 2003 OS?
I even contacted Intel regarding this issue since the New Dell comes with a Intel Pro 100m Integrated PCI NIC card.
They told me the NIC card is not compatible with Windows 2003 OS.