How to set up a small client / server network
Posted on 2006-07-04
I need to build a small network (1 server & 4 clients) to properly test a client/server database application.
I currently have:
5 PCs, all with the appropriate network cards, 2 of which also have wirless connections.
XP Pro installed on 4 PCs
Windows 2000 installed on the remaning PC
Lots of ethernet cable
I also wish to have an ADSL broadband internet connection made available to each PC...
Most of the articles I have found have been out of date which makes me assume XP has made the whole process easy... Not for me!
My questions are:
What kind of hardware do I need to implement this network?
Are there any hardware brand / model recommendations?
Will XP pro suffice for the server?
What is and how do I set up a domain?
Thanks a lot for your help.