I wanna work on some certifications, I'm on a limited budget and I'm more of a hands on guy versus playing in a VM environment. So my question is if I decide to use an older PC and install server 2008 R2 on it, would this machine be powerful enough for a server environment? Its not really gonna be going out to the internet and used just internally for labs.
I apologize, they are for Configuring Windows 7 in an enterprise environment.
Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
Deploying Windows 7
Configuring Hardware and Applications
Configuring Network Connectivity
Configuring Access to Resources
Monitoring and Maintaining Systems that Run Windows 7
Configuring Backup and Recovery Options
Are the major key points from the exams. I appreciate all your help. As I'm trying to self teach and power my way through college at the same time.
From what I understand, the server purpose is network connectivity for the win7 client. So basically all you gonna use is LDAP (Active Directory), maybe a bit a MS Exchange and IIS. The answer is then yes, this old pc gonna be good for this for at least 5 win7 clients. File sharing, network management, email/agenda directories, those all tasks that does not need alot of CPU power. What need alot of CPU power on a server is webpage with many server side scripts, databases hosting, media streaming/transcoding, or a network with many clients.