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By cgreen29 ·
What happens when PC that is ment to run as a desktop is set to operate like a server? In other words if I rigth click on my computer icon, go to the system properties, click on the performance tab, click on the file system button, click on the harddisk tab, and change the typical role of computer from desktop computer to network server, what will happen. Is this good to run your pc as a network server. The PCs have 64 Megas of RAM and a pentium II process. Most of the work peopl do is in typical microsoft applications (word, execl, outlook, etc). I do alot of my work in ultraedit32 (web page designing tool), FTP files and telenet session to a unix box.

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by bart777 In reply to Hard Disk Settings

The only thing that it changes is how the OS handles RAM. If you have the machine set as a server it will make better use of the memory in the system. This was a great tweak for Win95, but does have a small effect on 98. Your users should not see any real difference, but you might when you are working in several programs at the same time..

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by jwilczyn In reply to Hard Disk Settings

Desktop computer - smaller cache size, more RAM for programs.
Mobile/docking system - larger cache size, reducing power requirements for HD access.
Network server - large cache size, less RAM for programs.
For computers with 64MB of memory and above use the network server setting.

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by aadominguez In reply to Hard Disk Settings

I read this from the Win. 98 resource book:

Desktop computer: A normal computer acting primarily as a network client, or an individual computer with no networking. This configuration assumes that there is more than the minimum required RAM, and that the computer is running on power (rather than battery).

Mobile or docking system Any computer with limited memory. This configuration assumes that RAM is limited and that the computer is running on battery, so the disk cache should be flushed frequently.

Network server A computer used primarily as a peer server for file or printer sharing. This configuration assumes that the computer has adequate RAM and frequent disk activity, so the system is optimized for a high amount of disk access.

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