File Server Settings
Posted on 2006-05-01
I recently purchased a server with windows 2003 Small Bussiness, and I want to use it mainly for sharing files
between the computers on the network; where a user will be able to save and share file/s with other users or for him to use the file from diff stations, however when i had the server out of the box it went through a wizard for the setup of the network on this server, and i ended setting it as a member of a domain.
now 1)what would be the next steps for me so i can have all the other station using this server as a source for sharing/using files from diff locations ?
all my computers on the network have Win Xp Pro SP2,
in case i am going to keep the server as a domain controller or domain member;2)what changes on the stations need to be applied ?
i already tried to change one of the stations to be a member of the domain but it kept giving the error message
"the domain controller for the domain domain1.local could not be contacted"
3)would it be better to change the settings on the server to be a member of a workgroup and how is that doable if needed?
any suggestions for 1) 2) 3) ?