Windows Workgroup and a NAS Device
Posted on 2009-05-08
Good day to all
I currently have the following setup.
I have a Workgroup called MSHOME, there is 9 notebooks connected to this Workgroup.
They are all running Windows XP Home.
I have one PC on this network, which is also connected to the same Workgroup and has Windows XP Home installed. This PC is has a folder on it which I have shared permissions for the 9 notebook users. They all require to connect to this shared folder concurrently as this is in a lecture/exam environment.
I would like to add more notebooks to this Workgroup, which is not the problem, but as soon as I would like to connect 10 and more users to the shared folder, it states that I am not able to do so, due to Windows XP Home's limitations.
Now for my question:
I thought to instead installing a Windows 2003 Server and creating a domain, can I add a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device which I would share these folder from to all the users?
Will Windows Workgroup restrictions also be in affect on this NAS device?
Is there perhaps another work around to this problem?
Thank you in advance for any comments posted.