Server/Client Setup

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Server/Client Setup

Postby KB9KST » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:10 pm

Anyone here and IT person that wouldn't mind walking me through how to setup a home network with a intranet server. I have a desktop setup with Windows Server 2003 and SQL 2005 and several clients that run XP and WIN7. I have tried looking this up but it just isn't working for me.

What is the best method, setting a local domain or?

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Server/Client Setup

Postby bezking » Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:51 pm

What exactly do you want to accomplish, i.e. what will you be using it for? A domain is nice because anyone can log into any machine in the house, etc... but at the same time it does take some time to set up - but it is nothing that can't be done. At home I have a 2k3 box running domain and file server operations and it runs great.
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Re: Server/Client Setup

Postby KB9KST » Mon Mar 22, 2010 4:38 pm

One use would be media files sharing. The main reason for doing this is to test a police video system that uploads to a server and then runs client software on the client computers. That software must run on a server with sql. From playing with it, looks like it must have domain logins to access it.

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Re: Server/Client Setup

Postby tvsjr » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:19 pm

More details. SQL 05 can be set up for domain logins only, or for domain + local authentication. If you don't have to get into the quagmire that is Active Directory, don't!
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Re: Server/Client Setup

Postby alex » Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:09 pm

Well, to start on the server:

Run "dcpromo" to start the wizard to create a new domain.

From there, you can create user accounts. I will warn you that Active Directory is as simple or as complicated as you want it to be.

If you just want to share stuff between computers you do not need to make a domain. Simply use the manage computer MMC snapin, add your users/groups, and assign your permissions, and share your folders.

Whatever your using MSSQL for would help us help you best as to which way to go.

If you want, drop me an IM tomorrow and I'll help you out a bit.

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Re: Server/Client Setup

Postby KB9KST » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:39 am

I am setting up a system at home to play with the Panasonic Arbitrator video system. It requires a server with 2003 on it and sql 2005.

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Re: Server/Client Setup

Postby JAYMZ » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:57 am

You need to have DNS set up in order to use Active Directory though.
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Re: Server/Client Setup

Postby KB9KST » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:45 am

Alex was kind enough and took the time to walk me through and i have the server up and running. So the basics are done.

I'm still trying to figure out all the benefits of running a server though. LOL

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