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Installing W2K

By rmiles ·
I'm trying to get the pros and cons of installing W2K server on my server first and installing Active Directory maybe 6 months later. Are there any reasons for not doing this?

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by mmarghe1 In reply to Installing W2K

Having just setup a W2K Server w/4 workstations, it was decided that using a workgroup method was better than AD. Excepting for future plans, a stand-a-lone W2K Professional would have sufficed nicely. Opinions solicited before the install left me to believe that in a single server environment with limited WS, a workgroup install would be easiest to manage. The nicety is that AD can be turned on later. Turning it of is not quite as easy. So, depending upon your Client/Server needs, take it fromthere. I might ask; Do you need a server or might a Storage Server suffice. Isn' that really what a File Server is doing?

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Turnig AD off

by hanepane In reply to AD Later

Is as easy to turn Active Directory off as on. You just run the Active Directory Wizard (dcpromo.exe) to turn AD on, and you run Active Directory Wizard to turn AD off. Easy as pie.

If you install W2k server I don't see why you shouldn't turn AD on. You have paid for it so use it. The possibilties are many in AD, especially concerning security and rights/permissions and Group Policies. Good luck.

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