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By zhouweiqin ·
Hi everyone,

I tried to build LAN at home. In doing so I will have 4 computers plus the 2 servers. The computers will have windows 98. Two servers will have NT 4.0, one will be main server with Exchange on it and the other one will be an application Server.

What is setting up network sequence?

First I should install all computer with win98 OS
Second I need to connect all computers including the two Servers to the HUB.
Third then I need to install NT4.0 operating system to the servers.

Is this the correct sequence?

Any other tips on setting up the network would be appreciated.
Thanks very much.

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by Maelgwyn In reply to LAN Installations

I would set up NT before win98, but that is personal preference. Also, set up a domain in NT, as it is easier to manage. Other than that, It is pretty correct

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by zhouweiqin In reply to LAN Installations

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to LAN Installations

You can set the machines up in any order you like in terms of when they are attached to your network.

For your File Server, install NT4 and then Service Pack 6a. For your Exchange Server, install NT4, Exchange, Service Pack 6a, then Exchange Service Pack 2 (or whatever the current one is, it's been a while since I set up Exchange).

If you want to make a domain with member PCs, make sure you set up one of the NT4 machines as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) during install. If you're more ambitious, set up the other one as a BDC. For the Win98 machines to participate on the domain, set them up with Microsoft Networking in the Network Neighborhood properties so they will get a domain logon option.

After all this is done and you can ping between machines (all on the same subnet), you can play with user accounts and file permissions.

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by JKSteger In reply to LAN Installations

Ok,
This is what I would do.
1. Install and configure the first NT server system as the PDC (Primary Domain Controller). Decide on an address range for TCP/IP ie. 192.168.1.x etc. and a domain name.
2. Take the 2nd server and connect it to the hub along with the first server. Setup and configure the 2nd server and make sure that they can talk to one another. (you will know if they can once you try to join it to the NT domain...if sucessful your OK if not start troubleshooting).
3. Installthe Windows 98 computers and configure them for the domain and hook them up to the hub and test.

That is what I would do and of course this is leaving out a great bit of detail on how exactly to do this. I hope this helped you.

JKS

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by flan In reply to LAN Installations

with only 4 computers you don't need a dc, if you do build a dc 1st setup has bdc and then upgrade.

but a domain is totally useless so just set it up as a work group. the order of the 'network sequence' doesn't matter. just build them, install the os onto them and set up shares later after you confirm your network works

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