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Help with server 2003

I am setting up windows server 2003 (enterprise edition)for the first time i want to set it up so I can have my home networked to practice for work and to teach my self. I have little idea on what im doing I added dhcp server, dns server and domain controller. My other computers that will connect to the server run windows xp home and professional I want to be able to access my server from a stand alone computer also what do I need to know and do ??

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EE for home use?

i think you've gone a bit overboard; windows server 2003 standard edition would be easier to install and not have the overhead that EE with a DC will bring. xp home can't even login to a domain controller.

if you're connecting to dsl/cable, your router can handle dhcp and gateway responsibilities. as for sharing, just create users with the same login on the server as on the respective pc's. then you can share folders easily and will be able to apply security and/or quotas.

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thanks but

thanks. but the reason I installed the enterprise edition is because I got it for free from school. my main goal is to have a my server set up to stream media and learn from setting it up but i seem to be in way over my head I just installed media server but I don't know how to get to the media from a stand alone pc

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Hopefully they'll cover this in the classes about this.

The entire idea of those 100 day OS installs is to give the owners a taste and supply the classrooms with cheap test installs. Then the class proceeds to cover the ins and outs of the OS.

Just don't miss the class.

Bob

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actual 2003 server

this is not a 100 day its the actual server operating system but I didnt think it would be this hard to manage

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It's a little work to manage.

But they'll teach all that in the class.

Bob

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i wish

I actually graduated almost a year ago i didnt learn anything thats y Im struggling to teach myself I went to katherine gibbs school dont let any of your loved ones go waste their time and money there

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Sorry, but this discussion must be locked.

If you feel I've misread you, just click on the report button.

-> There is no free Windows 2003 Server handed out legitimately such as you tell in your posts. Since you've left school the academic rights to use the school's copy ended as well.

Bob

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