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By rawle ·
The company I work with currently has 15 pcs (operating systems - win2k pro, win xp and win 9. we are strongly considering moving to a client server network where the client machines would connect to one server with win2k server installed. I have recommended buying the win2k 25 CAL server OS.

I really want to know the ideal way to implement this network. I have not previously installed win2k server before, and would like to know if I would need to upgrade the machines that run windows 98 when they become clients on the win2k server? I heard that there were some compatibility issues for win 98 clients and win2k server.

Thanks a million

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by Funky_Monk In reply to Client Server Network

You shouldn't need to upgrade your Win98 clients once you install the Win2k server. I've setup several 98 machines on a Win2k Server network with no problems.
Of course it's always nicer to have a standard operating environment but that's not always feasable.
As far as the ideal way to implement you network goes thats hard to comment on because we don't know what you newtork is used for.

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by quintar51 In reply to Client Server Network

Just a couple of suggestions.

- I would install DNs on win2k and DHCP. That way all your clients will lease an IP address and you don't have to keep track of what IP is being used on which machine. DNS will also resolve names on the network, and win2k relies heavily on DNS.

- Regarding protocols, you can just use TCP/IP for all computers. As long as everyone is on the same subnet (unless you have a router), you should be fine.

- Don't forget all your shared resources can now be kept on the server itself, no need to share anything on the clients, unless you have to.

- Format your win2k server in an NTFS format, which is more secure than FAT32.

- You'll need to create all your users on the server and set the appropriate permissions and rights.

good luck,

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