can anyone point me to a good, simple, artical on setting up and configuring win server 2003?
i just want to run a centralized storage and access point for the other computers in the house.
found this, hope it helps
Just a thought, why use a server? I use P2P for all the boxes in my place.
With lsemmens here, mostly ...
If you haven't used server OS before then just stick with using workgroups - especially as you don't want authentication, control of the desktops or any of the other myriad things one can do with a server.
thanks hawklord, that was just what i wanted.
the thing with the server is that i have always been curious about the workings of a server so its mostly curiosity. the one advantage i found is that if you save files to the server you only need one computer turned on( and the server of course,) you don't need to go around turning on computers because you need a file off it. then again i suppose thats what pen drives were made for.
Thanks ET, I am aware of the advantages of server technology. For home and small business it can be overkill. Most people are happy with simple file sharing and do not want, or need, the added security of a proper server/client network. As finchart has said, that's why pen drives were invented.