I'm looking to build a Home Server.
I have 7 computers running Windows 10 Pro, 2 running Windows 10 Home, and one Mac, I would like to have these on the server.
I have an old computer that has XP professional on it, 32bit I do believe. Can I use this for the server?
Can I incorporate the Mac with the sever?
Basically, I need to know how to set it up, what do I need, whats the best software to use. Should I use Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials or Мícrоsoft Wíndоws Server 2012 R2 Standard OEM (2 CPU/2 VM) - Base License, or something else?
I would rather not use Linux but I'm not ruling out that option.
Do I need to reinstall all OS's, do they have to be a domain?
I want to do this for the experience, to learn about it and how it works.
Are there any good web links I can go to for this information?
Thank you all very much for any help, direction or advise you can give me.