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By rbuntyn ·
Can you use Win98SE as a Workgroup server OS and if you can how???

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by Some Guy in Seattle In reply to New Server needed

You can set it up in a peer network setting, but this isn't recommended for "more than 10 PCs" (Microsoft's recommendation.

Make sure file sharing is on (right-click network neighborhood, install client (if file and print sharing isn't there already), and click the checkboxes to share the files and printers, if you want). You will probably have to reboot. You may need your Win98 source disk for it to load the client.

After reboot, open Windows Explorer, right-click on the directories you want to share, select properties, and then share them. If this is done properly, a hand will be shown under the file/directory icon in Explorer.

Note that this machine can not be used to authenticate users to the network as an NT machine would. But that's fine for a small network with a few users.

Hope that helps,

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by eBob In reply to New Server needed

Depends on what you really want to do. File and print sharing? For only a few users, perhaps. As previously mentioned, there is no authentication. And we all should be aware that there IS ABSOLUTELY NO SECURITY in Win98 (how's that for imflammatory?!).

Suggestion: don't do it. Use a real server O/S.

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by McKayTech In reply to New Server needed

Also, Microsoft's "recommendation" of less than ten workstations is hard-coded into a limit on simultaneous connections of ten. So it's not just a theoretical limit.

If file and printer sharing is all you need, might I recommend Linux with Samba. The installation packages have come a long way recently and a relatively non-technical colleague recently set up a Linux server in a few hours and it has been stable as a rock. All for $29.95 USD (he sprung for the CDs rather than the 600meg x 2 download) with very modest hardware requirements.

paul

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by shmaltz In reply to New Server needed

Dont use win98 as a server it might be cheaper now but in the long run its going to cost you more.

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