informIT: Samba-3: A Nine User Network Server

“The office of Abmas Accounting Inc. is a 40-year-old family-run
business. There are nine permanent computer users. The network
clients were upgraded two years ago. All computers run Windows 2000
Professional. This year the server will be upgraded from an old
Windows NT4 server (actually running Windows NT4 Workstation, which
worked fine as there were fewer than 10 users) that has run in
workgroup (Stand-Alone) mode, to a new Linux server running

“The office does not want a Domain Server. Mr. Alan Meany wants
to keep the Windows 2000 Professional clients running as workgroup
machines so that any staff member can take a machine home and keep
working. It has worked well so far and your task is to replace the
old server…”


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