Want to make a file server what OS should i use?

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by AlbinoMan887, Oct 18, 2009.

  1. AlbinoMan887

    AlbinoMan887 MDL Novice

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    Hi,

    I'm setting up a pc that is bascally just going to be a file server i havfe a much of media that i share accross wy network and view on modded Xboxes so all it needs is smb (network sharing protocol) which can be done in just windows 7. Should i just use 7 or install server 2008 will it be worth it or will i just be wasting resources/memory.

    thanks
     
  2. ZaForD

    ZaForD MDL Expert

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    Hi AlbinoMan887,

    I've been doing this for years, using an old PC's with big HDD's to serve Media Files both to XBMC Xboxes and Various other Media Players.
    First started with Windows 2000 Server, then switched to Windows Home Server (Server 2003 SBS) but any OS will do it. :)

    My trick is to have 1 'User' and 'Password' setup to access all the Media Folders, then use that 'User' and 'Password' for all my devices. :D
     
  3. AlbinoMan887

    AlbinoMan887 MDL Novice

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    thanks for the advance

    HaHa thats exactly what i'm doing, streaming to XBMC on 3 different Xboxes accross the house. ive done it with XP for years but got bored so i tryed 2008r2 so far so good except media sharing (for xbox360) how do i enable that?
     
  4. nononsence

    nononsence MDL Addicted

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