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Hi,

i have a bunch of pc in my office,

5-Management PC (win2k pro, winxp pro)
5-Programmer(win2k pro)
3-Design PC(winxp pro)
3-Business Dev (win2k pro,winxp pro)
3-Clerk(win2k pro)
1-Window98 for public filesharing and printer sharing

Currently is all the PC connected to HUB and connect to DSL modem for connection,
and doing all the file sharing on the win98 PC.

How am i going to do the "redesign" the network?
Do i need a winxp server?
or a linux server + samba?

The main concern is the security, wana to prevent ppl to copy and read the file/data from the win98 sharing.

Basically idea areeg:
designA cannot view the  ProgrammerA scripting,
managerA can read everything
clerkA only can read the clerkGroup


Please give some guideline and idea



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hi,

i familiar with linux server,webserver,mysql db, etc. And i never touch the Intranet design

basically what i have to do is, setup a linuxserver/win2003server to do the filesharing and printersharing job.



And to define the office network layout,including IP,hardware like switch or maybe wireless access router, monitoring/logging the intranet activities, etc.

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Okay. That's pretty general. Do you have specific questions?

If you're asking where to start, get a Windows 2003 server and set it up as a Domain controller. Join the clients to the domain.
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