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Windows 2000 Small Business Server.....Adding second server to this environment question

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I am currently using Windows 2000 Small Business Server with Exchange.  We are planning on adding a second server to be used as a file and print server.  Does SBS have any problems with this configuration.  I know you can not add a second domain but can you add a second server.  Also, the box we want to add to the environment is currently running Windows XP Professional.  Can I just join it to the domain and share out the drive to the active directory users or will I have to setup individual accounts on the XP box.  OR.......do I just need to upgrade it to Windows 2000 Server????

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Kenny
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>>Does SBS have any problems with this configuration<<
No, you can do it as stated.

>.Can I just join it to the domain and share out the drive to the active directory users or will I have to setup individual accounts on the XP box.  OR.......do I just need to upgrade it to Windows 2000 Server????<<

You 'can' do it the first way, but you'd limit yourself since XP is a 'client' not a server...the server OS will serve you better - not to mention, it won't be as limited as XP in terms of incoming network connections...
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SirBounty

Thanks....I needed that reassurance.  I was pretty sure that was the case but I just had not tried it yet.

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Kenny
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