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Setting up a Server


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Reith Rionne

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Hi,

I'm new to this forum so forgive me if I'm asking a question that's already been answered - if it is listed here then it was hiding behind all the Wireless queries. :)

I have three PC's and I would like to set one of them up as a server and network the other two with it so they can both access the same information and programs without dragging items into the shared folders. I warn you, I am by no means a techie, but I generally can find what I need on a computer. So what I'd like to know is whether this venture is even possible, and if it's possible for just anyone - namely myself - to do it.

Many thanks!
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Neil Jones

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Data yes. Programs = Depends. Sometimes you can, sometimes you can't.
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Give This tutorial by SpaceCowboy706 a read, it's got just about everything you'd need to know.

basically that will get you set up with a workgroup between all of the computers...allowing you to access files etc.... what you'll end up doing is just making sure to save all of the files that you want to get to from each computer to the "central" machine...

for program access.....you can install all of the programs to the "central" computer and then use remote desktop to connect to that computer when you want to run those programs...you won't be able to run the programs from the local computer
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