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mediaserver... 8.1 or 2012 R2?


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I've read that 2012 R2 doesnt really behave like a windows machine? so to make it a home server it would be more windows like? ie. no domain and using the workgroup ?

 

the gen8 will be a NAS file server which will be using the plex mod. should i just stick with 8.1 ?

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Quite a few have used Windows 8.1 -- check the forums -- as well as Windows 7 -- both of which should be up-gradable for free to Windows 10 after the end of the month.  You can enable Windows desktop features in S2012R2 and S2012R2 doesn't have to be in a domain (S2012R2-Essentials DOES)

 

Windows 8.1 and Server 2012R2 have the same core but Windows 8.1 is substantially cheaper.

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I use W8.1 as my server and will be upgrading it to W10

 

If all you want is a plex server then freenas or unraid , will work.

 

For me, the ability to run stabilebits drivepool and scanner were key.

 

 

 

So I went with Windows.

 

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Still a tad undecisive on what OS to use.

 

I was using ESXI with a synology OS on my N54L ... which was okay but connecting to it remotely was really hard. Especially trying to get the torrent bit working

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