I'm currently studying for the MCSE exams and wold like to actually deploy a server to play around with. I thought a NUC would be a good option as it's small and could therefore be re-purposed in the future.
I currently host a FreeNAS server on my network as my back up and storage for several other systems. Therefore I don't need the NUC to do any type of storage. I will however try to integrate the two.
I'd like to run the NUC in a headless configuration. What do you guys suggest, would an i3 cut it?
The NUC will not work in headless configuration.
Can not use VNC without a monitor attached, headless will also produce memory errors in windows 8.l
To overcome this you will need to make a dummy VGA dongle.
Buy a HDMI to VGA or displayport to VGA adapter cable and insert resistors into the VGA socket.