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    I am running a client server network (win2k server), 1 sever and 12 clients, they all login with a username and password. I would like to install MS Office on the server and allow all clients to access the software and create their own doc and xls files. What is the procedure for installing software on the server and having clients accessing it?
    Thanks

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    Re: Installing and sharing software on the server

    In order to have this set-up you need to enable terminal services on your server. Depending on how your server is set-up i.e. is it a domain controller? you may need a new server

    More info is needed before we can recommend a solution

    Michael
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    • #3
      Re: Installing and sharing software on the server

      yes, it is a domain controller, I ran dcpromo on it. what do you suggest..would i need a new dedicated application server? and how should i set it?

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      • #4
        Re: Installing and sharing software on the server

        Two ways you could do it:

        1. Install Office on each individual users workstation (requires 12 license copies of Office)

        2. Purchase a new server and confgure it with terminal services and install Office. (required 12 copies of Office, new server and OS, and terminal services licenses) It's not advisable to have terminal services enabled on a DC - Dont even know if it's possible (Terminal services is application mode that is)

        Cheaper option will be 1.

        Any particular reason why you want then to run office from a server instead of their local machines?
        Michael Armstrong
        www.m80arm.co.uk
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        • #5
          Re: Installing and sharing software on the server

          If I will go with option 1 then Ill have to install in locally on each machine, instead, I would prefer all files to be available to all users on the sever. In addition, Ill have more software packages to install in the future.

          Thanks

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          • #6
            Re: Installing and sharing software on the server

            Originally posted by davi3311 View Post
            instead, I would prefer all files to be available to all users on the sever
            If all you need is that the documents be available to all (meanng, those files the user create, not the application files), you don;t need Terminal Services. Use Folder Redirection to move every user's My Documents to a network share and that's all. It is safer (since being on a server, it might have a fault-tollerant sollution) and it can be easy to backup.

            Sorin Solomon


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            • #7
              Re: Installing and sharing software on the server

              I would like to put software on the server so it will be available to all to work with, its backed up by an external HD.

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              • #8
                Re: Installing and sharing software on the server

                You can install, patch, and uninstall software (especially M$ stuff) through GPOs. It would be about the same administrative effort as configuring it on a TS... give or take.
                Regards,
                Jeremy

                Network Consultant/Engineer
                Baltimore - Washington area and beyond
                www.gma-cpa.com

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                • #9
                  Re: Installing and sharing software on the server

                  Well, it looks you're determined to use TS.
                  You'll need TS licenses, OS license (for a new server), as many Office licenses as the number of concurrent users and a new machine.
                  I think will be best for you to hire the services of a specialist in the field, to asses your needs and to best build your system. Unless you have the time and money to do the things by trial-and-error...

                  What do you think?

                  Sorin Solomon


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                  • #10
                    Re: Installing and sharing software on the server

                    I will get a new server a purchase all licenses, yeap.. its big bocks

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