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School Server Setup

By s5mayernik ·

My Boss just opened a small school. He know that i am good at IT. But not servers so i need your help.

And we can't afford a IT Pro. beacause we spent so much money on the new technology.

Now, here is the school setup:

My Boss purchased 80 new bare computers for the Students and Teachers. Now I've already installed Windows Pro on all of the computers I left 3 of these computers to be blank (no OS) at the moment for your instructions.

Here is the breakdown:

My focus should be on

- File Sharing

- Internet Sharing

- Group Policy (for student PCs)

- Restrictions

- Active Directory

- Security

- Domain/Client setup

- other things that I should know

- What accessories to buy

- Mail Server

- Applications - Like Microsoft Office

I have some knowledge in Windows XP, however, not windows servers All client computers will be XP Pro Build 2600 (Sp3).

Anyway, where should I start?

Any Network Admins here that can give me some inputs about this?

The simplest or easiest way would be the best.

Thank You!

Also, Please email-me if you have any guides on setting all of this up. Please email me it in a pdf form. You can also email me if you would like to help me set it up. my email address is

PS- sorry for the bad english.

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