As much as we like to help
customers and build simple and thus inexpensive networks, there are needs
and uses for formal “server” operating systems. (Again, if all you need to
do is share files on a 5 to 10 (or larger !) station network you have NO
NEED of a “server”)
Microsoft’s Server allows us to :
Share files with outside users
via Terminal Server.
Host MS’s proprietary email
server MS Exchange.
Act as a central point of
security control for users logging into your network.
Host a web site , internally or
to the world.
Serve out IP address to other
computes on the network.
Manage Domain Name services on
your local network.
And many other functions , some
of which are noted
There are other ways
of achieving almost all of these goals however, and we could use a Linux box
as well as an MS OS for many, for that matter.
There are many issues
around deploying a MS Server. We are pleased to discuss them with you.