Server 2012 Optiplex

dohc97

Prominent
Oct 24, 2017
1
0
510
0
Can I install Windows server 2012 R2 on a Dell Optiplex 380 and make this a DC for a small office?
 

Ralston18

Splendid
Moderator
Please quantify "small office".

Look at the minimal hardware requirements for Windows Server 2012 and compare to the Dell OptiPlex's hardware.

Check the requirements one by one.

If the Dell meets the minimal requirements you plan may be viable but the performance may still not be what you/your office requires.

On the other hand if all you need to do is add memory - then that may boost performance to a workable level.

Then again if you already have the server software and the Dell, then give it try.

No harm per se and you will probably learn more about it all and be able to work out what you truly need for the end system and setup.

 

Ralston18

Splendid
Moderator
Please quantify "small office".

Look at the minimal hardware requirements for Windows Server 2012 and compare to the Dell OptiPlex's hardware.

Check the requirements one by one.

If the Dell meets the minimal requirements you plan may be viable but the performance may still not be what you/your office requires.

On the other hand if all you need to do is add memory - then that may boost performance to a workable level.

Then again if you already have the server software and the Dell, then give it try.

No harm per se and you will probably learn more about it all and be able to work out what you truly need for the end system and setup.

 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
N Apps General Discussion 1
rcromwell92 Apps General Discussion 1
markc1999 Apps General Discussion 0
kikani.kautik Apps General Discussion 5
P Apps General Discussion 1
S Apps General Discussion 4
R Apps General Discussion 1
D Apps General Discussion 2
L Apps General Discussion 1
suryalord Apps General Discussion 1
P Apps General Discussion 1
R Apps General Discussion 1
F Apps General Discussion 4
D Apps General Discussion 1
T Apps General Discussion 1
H Apps General Discussion 2
R Apps General Discussion 1
I Apps General Discussion 2
G Apps General Discussion 8
S Apps General Discussion 1

ASK THE COMMUNITY