I have a small computer network in the office and it currently has 6 computers. Computer 1, 2, 3 and 6 are used by the people in the office. Computer 4 is an exchange server running MS Windows 2003 for small business SP2. Computer 5 is a File server running MS Windows 2003 standard edition SP2. My question is how can I get computer 5 to have access on all the computers drives? Do I go to each computer and share the drive? or do I set it all up from computer 5? How do I do that?
The reason for doing this is that we want to backup all of the drives from all computers using only 1 computer (Which is computer 5 the file server) and back it up to an external hard drive. I was able to backup all computers before but I had to connect the external hard drive on each computer and copy all of the files then move to the next computer when its finished. Having access to all the computers drives on one PC would be great since I would only need to initiate the copy once. (BTW, this has to be done every month.) Computer 5 is the best option to use since its the most powerful computer we have.
Any help you guys can give will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!