How do you create a server environment?
Posted on 2010-11-10
I currently have a networked workgroup environment with numerous PC's mostly running Windows XP Professional, a couple Windows Vista and a couple Windows 7. I also have 1 PC that's running Windows Server 2003 Standard Edtion, but I'd like not to use it if possible. I also have a Buffalo Link Station Network Storage Device that I use for network shared files as well as some user's documents.
Currently I must configure every profile on every computer with internet explorer and other settings, preferences, passwords, documents, etc. And if a user uses more then 1 computer, I have to set them both up identically or as close as I can.
I remember back in college we could log on to any computer and our desktop would look exactly the same as any other computer we would log on to. I'd like to create the same kind of environment here.
I've read many articles on roaming user profiles and such, but nothing seems to help. Can anyone provide me with DETAILED instructions on how to accomplish this task?