Friday, November 16, 2012 7:14 PM
I am currently a sudent with about a year and a half invested in the study of Computers. I've run the gamut with Server 2008. I should be able to do this. I don't have a corporation to set up. But I'm trying to setup three or four Computers to use the resources of One Server. Server 2008 won't incorporate the other computers into the Network is the biggest problem. I sense numerous Security measures already in place including Windows Firewall of course. The biggest headache I've ever known: "Contact the Administrator". Who would I be? It's my own Internet Connection and I am not Linked to anyone in a Networking sense. Any tips?
Charles Sciple Pharm.D.
Saturday, November 17, 2012 2:48 PMHiya,
Your the administrator, so no one to contact but your friendly technet forum :)
In order to get it working, you'll be setting it up in a workgroup and you need to insure the following:
1: They are on the same network. (This in term of IP addresses)
2: They have identical workgroup name.
3: The firewall rules allows or denys the communication your want the server to handle. (File sharing etc.) Usually when you add these roles to the server, the rules in the firewall gets created.
Sunday, November 18, 2012 8:59 PM
Ok, you have not provided us with the needed details (What you tried to do? What is the correct error message? ...).
As basic steps, you can try the following:
- Disable temporary all security software in use
- Check the connectivity using ping requests
- Check the permissions on network resources you are trying to access (If these are shared folders then check the NTFS and Share permissions)
Monday, November 19, 2012 6:03 AMModerator
Windows Server OS is assumed to be used in enterprise environment so you can see the remind information of "Contact the Administrator". Anyway, you can tell us more information about your problem. Have you installed AD DS in your environment or not? Jesper and Mr X gave some good advice for your troubleshooting, you can have a try.