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Windows XP is a OS with server or desktop

I have this doubt that is windows xp a OS with server or is it only a desktop version. The question sounds simple but I am not clear on this.

I hope, my question is clear.

Please, help in solving the doubt.


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Since it can serve up files and printers.

In reply to: Windows XP is a OS with server or desktop

As well as telnet sessions if you look at that way it has a "server" capability.

Why do you ask?

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Depends what kind of server you're talking about.

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If it's normal print/file server, Ventrilo/Teamspeak (voip) server, then normal XP can do the trick.

In the other hand if it were like Microsoft SQL Server, which is a Database server, you'll need to have a Windows Server. I tried installing SQL Server on XP and it said I failed to meet the requirement of "running windows server."


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Which XP...

In reply to: Windows XP is a OS with server or desktop

There is Home, Pro and Media Center. Pro can run some server software like Internet Information Services, SQL Server, among other server functionality but home by default doesn't support IIS.

Thus, to rephrase the question I have about your question is which XP and what do you call a server?


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