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MSM
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Hi:

I am back, I am running a small network, 4 PC's at home, I use XP pro and I
have 2 PC's running Win 2000, and an other running XP home. I am thinking of
setting up my PC as a server so that the others can access my PC for their
programs, thus freeing up more space on thier Hard Drives for data storage.
Is there a good source (Server set-up for dummies), out there that can guide
me, or would anybody here be nice enough to help me set it up? I am very
good at following instructions.

Mark M.
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Thank you for you help

Bob I
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
You have it backwards. The "programs" reside on the local PC, the "data"
resides on the "server".

MSM wrote:

> Hi:
>
> I am back, I am running a small network, 4 PC's at home, I use XP pro and I
> have 2 PC's running Win 2000, and an other running XP home. I am thinking of
> setting up my PC as a server so that the others can access my PC for their
> programs, thus freeing up more space on thier Hard Drives for data storage.
> Is there a good source (Server set-up for dummies), out there that can guide
> me, or would anybody here be nice enough to help me set it up? I am very
> good at following instructions.
>
> Mark M.

JS
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Bob I wrote:
> You have it backwards. The "programs" reside on the local PC, the "data"
> resides on the "server".

Yep. Also, you can't really set up a server because you have no PC
running a server OS such as Windows Server 2003. You can, however,
centralise your shares on a single W2K/XP Pro machine and treat it as a
kind of pseudo file server.

There's a superb tutorial covering XP Pro file sharing here:

http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm

MSM
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Hi:

Yhanks for the comments, I will need to check with my doucumentation, I
thought I was purchasing server capability when I went to XP Pro. Yes, i
know how to set-up for file server, however, before the dot.com bust, I
worked in doing migrations and such for varies contracts. I do remember a
few of them had all the Programs residing on thier servers and the users,
PC's where "Thin Machines".

Or was I sadly mistaken about this?

Mark M.

"JS" wrote:

> Bob I wrote:
> > You have it backwards. The "programs" reside on the local PC, the "data"
> > resides on the "server".
>
> Yep. Also, you can't really set up a server because you have no PC
> running a server OS such as Windows Server 2003. You can, however,
> centralise your shares on a single W2K/XP Pro machine and treat it as a
> kind of pseudo file server.
>
> There's a superb tutorial covering XP Pro file sharing here:
>
> http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm
>

bumtracks
07-09-2005, 11:45 PM
Have not found a typical program on my old win98/k62-500 desktop which had
ten partitions, that has not worked on xp home laptop via mapped drives
and wifi. Granted I'm not doing database critical or CAD type stuff but
programs similar to and including Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Mailwasher,
even old Adobe full makes pdf's. Sure saves laptop hard drive space.. and
some bucks too!
First use I might have a question asked to point to a sub dir or drive but
no problems after the initial registry paths are made.


"MSM" <MSM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5AD908F0-0BDF-4E47-8A3F-C86600DB4961@microsoft.com...
> Hi:
>
> Yhanks for the comments, I will need to check with my doucumentation, I
> thought I was purchasing server capability when I went to XP Pro. Yes, i
> know how to set-up for file server, however, before the dot.com bust, I
> worked in doing migrations and such for varies contracts. I do remember a
> few of them had all the Programs residing on thier servers and the users,
> PC's where "Thin Machines".
>
> Or was I sadly mistaken about this?
>
> Mark M.
>
> "JS" wrote:
>
>> Bob I wrote:
>> > You have it backwards. The "programs" reside on the local PC, the
>> > "data"
>> > resides on the "server".
>>
>> Yep. Also, you can't really set up a server because you have no PC
>> running a server OS such as Windows Server 2003. You can, however,
>> centralise your shares on a single W2K/XP Pro machine and treat it as a
>> kind of pseudo file server.
>>
>> There's a superb tutorial covering XP Pro file sharing here:
>>
>> http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/xp_filesharing/index.htm
>>

NoStop
07-09-2005, 11:46 PM
MSM wrote:

> Hi:
>
> Yhanks for the comments, I will need to check with my doucumentation, I
> thought I was purchasing server capability when I went to XP Pro. Yes, i
> know how to set-up for file server, however, before the dot.com bust, I
> worked in doing migrations and such for varies contracts. I do remember a
> few of them had all the Programs residing on thier servers and the users,
> PC's where "Thin Machines".
>
> Or was I sadly mistaken about this?
>
You might have seen a *NIX or Linux server that indeed lets one run programs
locally that reside on the server through thin clients.


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