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IIS 7/7.5 on Windows 7 Professional vs Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:06 PM

TO MODS: I'm not entirely sure I posted this in the right forum...sorry.

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I have a copy of Windows 7 Professional and I just recently realized that you could use IIS on it. I'm just wondering what the difference is between running IIS on a consumer version of Windows compared to a server version of Windows. Keep in mind that it would only be used to host a site, bugzilla*, and a git repository* for 5-10 people to access total(NOT necessarily concurrently).

*from what I understand, these programs would work better(in terms of stability and performance) under an Apache server, but this would mainly be an academic exercise.

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Re: IIS 7/7.5 on Windows 7 Professional vs Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:18 PM

It shouldn't be much of a difference.. though I would just make sure that box running the IIS isn't your regular computer box.
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Re: IIS 7/7.5 on Windows 7 Professional vs Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:56 PM

I'm assuming that is for security reasons? Would running the server in a VM mitigate that risk?
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Re: IIS 7/7.5 on Windows 7 Professional vs Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted 11 January 2012 - 10:54 PM

If you run the the server in a VM then you would need to be able to keep that VM open all the time otherwise no one would be able to access it.

Personally I feel that there is more support for IIS under Windows Server 2008 R2 than for Windows 7. Mainly because Server 2008 R2 was completely designed around things like this.
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Re: IIS 7/7.5 on Windows 7 Professional vs Windows Server 2008 R2

Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:19 AM

can you tell me what you mean by 'more support'? the details are fairly important. I'm assuming it has to do mainly with maintaining a large number of webservers, but if you can confirm, it would be great.
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