However I could easily share files and folders with it. It was easier than even Windows 7. Have been down Linux root but honestly found I prefer Microsft for user friendliness.
With Windows 8 Pro is it possible to use a a home server in that can I set up Windows 8 on the computer and have extra hard drives and raid 1 or 5 etc with it.
If so if the system crashed and had to be reinstalled would the data on the raid still be intact or would have to start from scratch.
Would I be better of with Windows Home Server. Just that I have Windows 8 Pro here. Windows Home Server says for 10 CAL. If I wrecked my setups and reinstalled even though only 2 laptops and the Home Server would i have to buy another Windows Home Server operating system.
I know there is FreeNas but it would be great if I can do it with Windows 8 as I have the licence and am more at ease with Windows.
Hope that makes sense.