I currently have a machine in the lounge that is running windows xp 32bit pro which has mediaportal on it, singleseat. I also have another machine that is basically a server but is running windows xp pro also.
I want to scrap the server running win xp and move the tuners out of the box in the lounge and have a dedicated server for mediaportal and everything else.
I have a license for win2003 sitting around (work had an extra license they don't need) that has been sitting around in a drawer for ages and am thinking that might be nice but am unsure if
my two hauppauge nova-s plus tuners, will windows 2003 server 64bit even support these?
the 10 connection limit of client windows is a little annoying, especially as it counts each share even on a single machine.
Going to the hauppauge site it says there is 64bit support for the drivers on vista but not xp.. they dont mention any of the server family...
Anyone know anything about this? there must be people out there wanting to run tuners inside a server..
What about the windows home server? does that come in 64bit? does it need its own drivers? or does it use drivers from one of the other windows family?
So I guess, requirements are..
Allows more than 10 connections.
Allows mediaportal to run on it
64bit so I can use a decent amount of memory
Has drivers for hauppauge nova-s plus (official or not, as long as they work)
Also, the new mb has raid on it, am thinking of using raid-5.
i'd still like to save power when im able to, if im using raid will that stop the setting in windows like shutdown drives when idle for xx minutes still function?