NT Workstation & Windows 98

How do I set up a NT Workstation as a dedicated server on a Windows 98 peer to peer network?
gumsrusAsked:
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gumsrusAuthor Commented:
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gumsrusAuthor Commented:
I have no idea what you are now asking for.  Please respond.
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robtanner129Commented:
What is the NT workstation serving?  Is it to act as a Domain controller?  In this case you would no longer have a peer-to-peer network.  Is it acting as a web-server?  How many PC's are on this network?  Do you have a hub or switching-hub?
We need a little more info here?
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gumsrusAuthor Commented:
The NT workstation would be acting as a non-dedicated file server. It would replace a Windows98 workstation that is now serving the same purpose.  I may want to use it as a web sever at some  point.  There are five PCs on the current peer-to-peer network. And, yes I do have a 8-port hub.  One of the computers has a modem and dedicated phone line for access to the internet and e-mail. I would like to share that computer's modem for access to e-mail for the rest of the workstations.
I hope I have provided adequate information answer my question.  Please advise.
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robtanner129Commented:
Then there is really not much for you to do.  Install the NT O/S, share the directories you wish shared and away you go.  Configure the network just as you did for the others, keeping in mind that control panel settings are not always going to be where they were for Win98.  This includes IP settings etc.


Are we to assume that you have already tried this and there are problems, or are you just checking into it before you begin?
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gumsrusAuthor Commented:
I have researched the options as well and came to the same conclusion, but I am still wondering whether I need to buy the NT server software.  My plan was to simply install NT workstation on the "dedicated peer-to-peer" workstation and am anticipating that I will be able to configure it so that I may share its modem for e-mail and internet access by the other workstations... is this an accurate assessment?
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robtanner129Commented:
I am not aware of modem-sharing any software that ships with either NT workstation or server.  You might have to get some third-party software for that.

If you are just looking for Internet access via the modem, there is the option of using one of the Win98 machines as an Internet sharing device.
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delsonkCommented:
I am not sure of the Route command is available on NTWS if it is you might be able to connect your NTWS to your ISP and have your other pc's point to it as the gateway. You would need your ISP to provide you with IP addresses for each PC. I think your best bet is to get something like winproxy on one of your PC's
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