setting up a home server

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I have a dell power edge 2950. I want to use it has a home server. I installed windows 2008 r2 64bit and ran the server setup. after i was done setting it up and restarted the server. I check my other computer and the server doesn't show up. I am new to this and don't really know how to set it up. Is there a manual showing what needs to be installed or something. Thank you for the help.
 

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Illinois
You need to make sure you installed the web server rolls. You can do that using server manager.

You would be better off with Windows Server 2019 or at the very least 2012. @008 is dated and support for it is expired.
 
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You need to make sure you installed the web server rolls. You can do that using server manager.

You would be better off with Windows Server 2019 or at the very least 2012. @008 is dated and support for it is expired.
I have windows server 2012 r2. So I may install that. Ok I install web server roll. Now do I need to install file server too? Do I need to install any type of storage server or anything long that line. Thank you for the help.
 

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All you need is web server roll to start. That gets you set up to serve websites. Also, when installing the web server roll, make sure to enable all the features.
 
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All you need is web server roll to start. That gets you set up to serve websites. Also, when installing the web server roll, make sure to enable all the features.
Ok thank you. I just bought windows server 2019 though ebay. It's the standard edition up to 16 cores one user only. I give that a try. I am new to this and i thank you.
 
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