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I have a entry level IBM Server and a network of 18 work station all the Work station have good configuration?
05-29-2014, 06:04 AM
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I have a entry level IBM Server and a network of 18 work station all the Work station have good configuration?
I have a entry level IBM Server and a network of 18 work station all the work station have good configuration. Is it OK if I work in a work group to manage all the systems or should I work in a domain
If I make a domain in server it will increase the load of server? what should I do.
Server series x3200M3, Processor - Intel Xeon E 3430 (Quad Core)/2.4 Ghz /8 MB/1333 Mhz/ Ram - 4GB Memory HDD - 146 GB SAS / DVD-ROM/ 3 Yr On-site.
It is basically an application server and I am running two centric applications 1) accounting based software http://www.samtecsolutions.com/eserver.htm kindly tell me is that much is sufficient with this configuration of server or I should do any changes to run all the applications with good standard Pls tell me your email if possible. Thanks Smile
3) Sorry I forgot to tell one more application. I have running SQL Server 2000 which has 3 clients which connect to the server data base for software development. Three of Client using Microsoft visual Studio 2008 full Version. They use .Net Application for Software Development.

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05-29-2014, 06:09 AM
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I presume you have an IBM server running some version of Windows Server which is currently supported by Microsoft.

If you have a server, you should NOT use work group but rather a domain. Create a domain on server and have all 18 work stations join the domain. Control the domain from server; have DNS and DHCP provided by server and have the router defined as the default gateway of server network interface. Use the ISP's DNS server IP addresses on the server network interface. Move files onto server and use server's permissions on a per directory level to permit or deny admission.

Note that the Windows Server must have at least 18 Client Access Licenses (CASL) to permit 18 simultaneous users. If you do not have enough CALS you will have to purchase more - and this purchase requires your version of Microsoft Windows Server to be supported (if it is no longer supported you cannot purchase more CALS but you can upgrade from the existing to a new version of Windows Server).

You did not indicate the processor and RAM of the server. Since we do not have this info, we cannot address whether the server has sufficient hardware capacity to run 18 users.

Further, you did not indicate the types of programs you wish to run on server. Since you are debating work group vs domain, I am assuming you are not running any server centric applications and basically the server is being used as a file server. In light of this, file server functionality is fairly lightweight and you should have little to no problem.
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