Ok, so I've never used a server version of Windows before (I've worked on, but never administrated, Linux servers). Because of this I decided to install Microsoft Windows Server 2003, set it up, and learn to use it. My hardware specifications are:
- Dual Intel Xeon 2.4GHz processor
- 1.5 GBs of RAM
- Rack mountable chassis (from around 2002)
Currently it's not "serving" anything to anyone, and I'm running it like a desktop box, but I figure that's no reasonable way to operate a server in the long term -- I want to put it in a rack and run it remotely (quite likely I will have only limited access to the server room with some borrowed rack space).
I'm sure this can be done (it's "the norm" for the Linux server I've worked on), but have no idea how. I'm mostly wanting to do things like running a Team Foundation Server, and maybe also some long-running computational programs, or even use it like some kind of remote desktop (so I don't have to use my Wimpy NetBooks hardware for running Visual Studio software).