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    Hello,I am a newbie and have a question about a network.I want to make a little network with two computers.On the first I want to install a database that must be accessed by the second computer.Do I have to install on the first PC Windows 2000 Server and on the second Windows 2000 Professional or Home??I am just wandering what the difference is between Windows 2000 Server and Windows 2000.Is windows 2000 server installed to be used on a computer that is the server??

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    No you don't need w2k server to do that. You can run your "serverside" app on any window machine. W2K server is mainly used if you have a domain based network. But for a 2 tier structure you will do fine without a real server
    Last edited by Barjor; 05-17-2002 at 11:52 AM.

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    Server comes with many more administrative tools and such, but you don't need it for a home network. I think you could get by with just a crossover cable.
    You would want to make sure that both are either NTFS (best) or both FAT 32, so that they can read each other.
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    Wrong .If you have a network it doesn't matter what kind of file system you use. For example here at my work we are using Linux apple fat16 fat 32 ntfs and they all see eachother and can copy info freely inbetween eachother. The file system doesn't have anything to do with that.

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    Well, then MS has it wrong. From the MS W2K Pro textbook:
    Only Windows 2000 and Windows NT can access data on a local hard disk that is formatted as NTFS.
    If you have a more advanced network setup, sure, you can access different file systems, but that doesn't sound like what's being set up
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    You got it wrong. If you have two harddrives on the SAME(Local) computer only NT can access ntfs. But over a network,even easy networks, it work fine for 9X to access ntfs.
    Last edited by Barjor; 05-17-2002 at 03:10 PM.

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    Bajor is right........computers dont need to both have the same file system to read off each other's drives over a network....that actual disk access is done by the computer that owns the disk....the network software then transports this information to another computer via certain protocols.....as long as both computers adhere to a certain protocol, and the permissions allow it they can read each other's drives.....

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    If you want to know more about this really interesting subject*yawn* you could try a search for 7 layers of networks.

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