Help setting up small office.

By personal02 ·

I am in the process of setting up a small office with around 5 to 8 computers (1 server). Users will work on an application and save their files on either the local drives or centrally on the server.

Can someone please suggest/advice me on how to go about setting up this environment. I would like to know what hardware devices I would need apart from the computers as I don?t have much experience in networking.

Is virtualization a good option in this case as users will be using minimal local system resources? (I was thinking of using thin clients and configure VDI's to work with leostream or something like that.)

Please help,

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how to setup small office network

by technocrat25 In reply to Help setting up small off ...

Step 1Click on Start - My Network Places - under Network Tasks click on "Set up a home or small office network" and this will take you to the Network Setup Wizard. The wizard will help you set up your computer to run on your network where you can: share and internet connection; share files and folders; share a printer
Step 2Click next and make sure you have done everything on the "checklist," ie, modems installed, computers and printers turned on, and you are connected to the Internet. Click next and select the way your computer connects to the internet. Click next. Computer description: whatever you want; Computer Name will already be populated. Click next.
Step 3Select workgroup name, default will be MSHOME, You can call it Home or Office or leave it as is. Click next File and Printer Sharing: turn on .. click next .. Apply network settings, you'll want to save this info to a notepad or write it down.
Step 4Click next and you will get "please wait while the wizard configures this computer for home or small ofc ntwkng. Process will take a few minutes. Run the Network Setup Wizard once on each of the computers on your network. To run the wizard on computers that are not running Windows XP you can use the Windows XP CD or a Network Setup Disk. You will then be asked, "What do you want to do?" You can create a network setup disk; use the disk you have; use Windows XP CD; or just finish - don't need to run wizard on other computers. Click next.
Step 5 "You have successfully set up this computer for home or small office networking." To see other computers on your network, click Start, and then click My Network Places. Click finish, and you will be prompted to restart your computer. Once your computer is restarted you will see your
network under "My Network Places" with an icon/picture of a networking cable below the folder.

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how to setup small office network

by personal02 In reply to how to setup small office ...

Thanks much for your post, it was helpful however my major concern was the hardware setup. I mean how so i setup the network i.e. the router, modem, cables etc. and what kind of devices are required. How do we setup internet connection for all the machines etc.

Thanks again.

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by OldER Mycroft In reply to how to setup small office ...

This one took a little longer to track down. The reason being the oddly conjoined 'Step#" added directly onto the initial capital letter of each line.

This is because the little weasel couldn't lift the Indented CAPITAL Illustration on each 'Step':

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Getting Started with the Leostream Connection Broker

by kdebethune In reply to Help setting up small off ...

Hi Sacg,

There are a number of resources available on the Leostream Website to help you get started. In particular, our Quick Start Guide ( and knowledge center ( would be good starting points.

If you would like to trial the software, you can download a free, 30-day trial here:

Please let us know if we can provide any further assistance.

Kate de Bethune
Marketing Director
Leostream Corporation

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