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Justifying going from p2p to domained environment in a 80 node network

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I just started a networking admin position at a school/church where I manage a network of around 80 nodes. For the past four years, they have been a peer-to-peer network. I am recommending purchasing server grade hardware to host a win2003 domain controller so I can manage the server centrally. My two supervisors are asking why a domain is so important or even right for them. Reasons like "p2p is for 10 or less computers" and "it helps me manage and secure the network" just doesn't mean anything to them. I have a meeting in the morning to present my case to show them the yearly budget should be better spent on a domain controller over 10 new laptops to add to the p2p network.

I found this blog entry that I have found to be helpful: http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/networking/smart/archives/intro-the-peertopeer-network-7106

Any additional hard-hitting points or considerations you think would be very important for my sups to hear, please let me know.

thanks
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centralised management

uncountable benefits security wise

standardisation and control

ease of file sharing

centralised user Database and independent security roles and priviliges
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thank you.

If there are any admins out there who have a p2p network who has horror stories, that may help. :)
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i work for a company that up until the last 24 months, had 140 sites running individual P2P sites.....let me assure you, it sucked big time to try and manage and support, and we had a max of 15 machines a site, you have 80! i would resign on the spot if asked to support a workgroup of 80 clients! we are now down to about 10 P2P networks and 130 Domain Environments about to be incorporated into one....

good luck!
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wow, thanks. :)

I just had a meeting and I think we'll be ordering the server in the next few days.

thanks again!
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awesome, here is a good guide to starting with Active Directory

http://www.petri.co.il/how_to_install_active_directory_on_windows_2003.htm

watch how much better networking is about to get for you
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