Do I need my small business server?

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I would like to eliminate my small business server as we are downsizing and only need to network 4 computers. Is it necessary to have the server? How would I join the four computers so that we are able to share a printer and documents?

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If you want to keep the domain authentication piece then you will need to still use the server. Why not keep the server, it is already paid for, and shouldn’t be costing you anything other than power to keep it running.

You could connect the printer to a PC, and share the printer that way, but you’ll have to setup accounts for all employees on each computer for sharing documents, printers, etc. Using the server is a much easier way of doing it.

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  • TomLiotta
    How do you share them now? That is, what "server" are you referring to? Is it providing domain services? Do you logon to a domain/network or to your PC? Is your PC a domain machine or local? Do have a "domain" or a "workgroup"? What operating system is running on the four PCs? Tom
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