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What about Windows 7 as a web server?

What would be wrong with using low cost windows 7 pro for an intranet web application if I can disable other services on the server manually to cut some costs?

Windows server is way more expensive as I know.

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marked as duplicate by Lucas Kauffman, Iain Jun 15 '12 at 16:57

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Windows 7 is not a server OS so it's outside of our FAQ in this case. –  Iain Jun 15 '12 at 16:58

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Have a look at those Limits: http://www.jpelectron.com/sample/WWW%20and%20HTML/IIS-%20OS%20Version%20Limits.htm

Windows 7 (IIS v7.5) Starter: No IIS Home Basic: No IIS Home Premium: simultaneous request execution limit of 3, allows multiple sites Business: simultaneous request execution limit of 10, allows multiple sites Enterprise: simultaneous request execution limit of 10, allows multiple sites Ultimate: simultaneous request execution limit of 10, allows multiple sites

Also, I seem to recall that the EULA forbids to use Client operating Systems as "Server", and you'll also running on "Client Hardware", which could be a pitfall.

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