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#19562 21-Feb-2008 19:58
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I have a question that I want to know, from the Apple users... we have been tempted to get an Apple computer... just don't know which one yet.

But I have a burning question that I would like to know more about first...

I would like to run VMWare Fusion to run SBS 2003 R2, and being that it's a server (in a VM) to run our MS Exchange at home. Has anyone attempted to keep their Mac running 24/7 WITH VMWare Fusion running all the time?

And for those Imac users, do you keep your Imac running 24/7 without shut down? How do you configure the screen saving? Does it allow you to "turn off the LCD after x minutes"?

I do hope I can get some advice or suggestions from you folks. Cheers.




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  #112133 21-Feb-2008 20:08
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It sounds like you are getting a Mac for personal use and to run the SBS VM?

If this is the case, I would rethink. Exchange server is an interesting beast and I think it would be better on a dedicated host - a VM if you like (like myself), but still a box that is dedicated 24/7 to running virtual machines. In my case I use my Windows Home Server, because it has plenty of memory and it runs 24/7 with no one logged into it.

As for the Mac, our Mac here stays up 24/7. Sometimes my wife remembers to put it to sleep but most of the times it runs all the times.





 

 

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  #112138 21-Feb-2008 20:21
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I would probably go for WHS but HP's MediaSmart WHS isn't here yet... is it?




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#112141 21-Feb-2008 20:25
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Who needs a HP? Our friendly PC Gear folks put one killer Windows Home Server machine together, or you can just buy the Windows Home Server OS and build one yourself. Probably PC Gear will have the OS for sale as well.




 

 

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  #112146 21-Feb-2008 20:50
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Yeah but... i don't like the look of its case (it's bulky and seems noisy) have you seen how sexyful is HP EX475? hehe... If Brad can come up with something competitive to HP's offering. I would consider (actually I have got a quote from him last week, but if I'm building it, I'd go for Vista Home Premium and go 24/7 with HDMI output and use it as Media Appliance and VM server)




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chiefie: How do you configure the screen saving? Does it allow you to "turn off the LCD after x minutes"?

Noticed that you did not get a response to the actual question.
Essentially you can elect that the machine never goes to sleep (values from x mins to 3hrs to never)
You can put display(s) to sleep when inactive  (values from x mins to 3hrs to never)

Options available for 
 - Wake for Ethernet network administrator Access
 - Restart automatically after power failure

You can also schedule a time for sleep or wake (weekdays, weekends, everyday, or specific day)
Can also schedule event for Sleep shutdown or restart 

screen shot and information available from link - Change your computer's sleep habits


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