wondering what to do with that network cable and that old computer you have collecting dust in your basement? well here's a little something that might be of some use to you.
Step 1: Prepare the Computer
i know, i know, but i know that there might be those who view this instructable who don't have an old computer....
anyway on to prepping the computer. your computer should have:
-at least 64MB of RAM (not too hard to get passed that these days)
-an intel or AMD processor (still not too hard)
-a cd-rom drive (still not hard)
-at least 600MB of space (you're going to want more than that since this is a server!)
-and the ability to boot from a CD
-an ethernet port
all in all, most of these requirements are easy to accomplish. since we will be using server edition for this install, this computer won't necessarily need 4GB RAM and a 500GB hard drive, though it would be nice...