Hi, I have a few questions if anyone here can shed some light for me. I'm not the most technical minded person but from a friends advice I purchases a server for use at home. I have 5 home computers/laptops and he thought this would be best for backups and
accessing shared files etc. He is away at the moment so can't help with my current issues.
Basically I have the server set up running 2008 R2, I am able to access the server on the network with one laptop so far (not tested others), I managed to share a folder and have both read and right access to this folder from my laptop. I understand that
only windows professional/ultimate computers are able to perform network backups, only one of my machines is professional (current one that can connect to shared folder) and the others are home/premium editions.
Do I have any other options available for network backup like using a domain etc?
If the 5 home computers/laptops and the server are not in a domain, you need to give administrators of the home computers write permission to access the shared folder. When you create a backup on one home computer, you need to backup to a network location and
type the server 2008 r2’s credential.
If the 5 home computers/laptops and the server are in a domain, users on the home computers can directly access the shared folder without using the server 2008 r2’s credential.
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