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I still run a Windows server as my home Active Directory environment. This was originally so I could have a single account available on all my computers, which wasn't possible with desktop Windows until 8.0 introduced the ability to sign in with your online Microsoft Account.

Since I also use Macs, I'll likely keep using AD forever. It just makes logging in and sharing files a lot simpler.

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    • Server 2008: Enabling network discovery for a home networkplugin-autotooltip__default plugin-autotooltip_bigServer 2008: Enabling network discovery for a home network

      I run a Windows Server 2008 R2 box at home, primarily for hosting small multiplayer online games and various websites. While Server 2008 is built on the same foundation as Windows 7, there are quite a few differences.