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Windows 7 network / Users


maanse

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Hi Guys,

I have just set up a small windows 7 network in an office and i seem to have come across a slight problem after a configuration change was requested by the office manager. Basically what i want to be able to do is centrally manage all users from one PC, So that the users only have to be created once, not once on each machine. I understand this is probably a Windows Server situation but don't really want to go to that expense purely for centralising users.

Are there any other ways around my problem?

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mgmcc

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If you are not running server software, i.e. have a Client/Server network, then you are running a "peer-to-peer" network. This is the type of network used by home users and every computer in the network has an equal status; there is no particular computer having overall control of the network.

"So that the users only have to be created once, not once on each machine"

I don't understand what you mean by creating users ???

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jamieamunra

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Hey Maanse, you need Active directory to be able to centrally manage users and computers. You can install a Server 2003, 2008 , 2008 R2, 2012 or a small business server. You will not be able to do it in a peer to peer setup.

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