How to create client server architecture?

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Client server software
Microsoft Windows XP
Visual Basic 6
Please tell me how can I create client server architecture in which client must not view the details but server can view all the details?

Software/Hardware used:
visual basic 6 and windows xp

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If you are using VB means, you have to use 2 tier architecture where an RDBMS like access/oracle /sql server or whatever this…. works as background database. The story is too big to tell here, just supply a brief and try to clear your concept!

  1. Set up XP computer and it includes installing and setting up the operating system.
  2. Install the resources i.e. SW and other drivers like printers etc. that must be shared
  3. Configure the computer as server as per resources.
  4. Connect the client to the server (here is XP). Plug one network jack in the client computer and the hub. Plug the second network jack into the hub and the XP computer.
  5. Configure the client to access the resources.

I did earlier the same set up (using VB 6.0, Sql Server 2005 on XP, later replaced Sql Server with MySql) when necessary to run a VB applications where XP worked like as a server (though XP is not a server, rather a Desktop OS) and other computers worked as client and till date it runs smoothly and recently just changed the server as Linux server and clients as XP / linux desktop to reduce the cost. Even you can use your old computers also for this purpose. This kind of networking is called peer to peer connection. It is very low cost and less trouble, but there r no of limitations. It is better if u have to consider a server version like Windows Server 2000 / 2003 / 2008. In this case, just require only one licensed Server and make the other computers as client with XP. Here is Microsoft’s Suggestions.

Hope it helps you!

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  • carlosdl
    Details about what ? What exactly is what you want to do ? BTW, client-server does not necessarily involve databases. Actually, it doesn't even require more than one machine. You will have to provide much more details if you really want to get useful answers.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Carlosdl is right ! I just guessed and posted a standard suggestions (as the asker mentioned for VB 6). Yes, A single computer can act as a client-server. But, a database is required for manipulate data for future purpose. Although if u use Foxpro, which is used as both as Front-end as well as Back-end, just for an example. Though, more details is required to get proper suggestions.
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  • TomLiotta
    But, a database is required for manipulate data for future purpose.   That requires a definition. A "database" for client-server certainly doesn't have to be a RDBMS. It doesn't even need to be a DBMS. Any form of data store that is sufficient for the application can be used. It doesn't even have to be "files".   Tom
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  • Felina
    Please tell me how can i create client server architecture in which client must not view the details but server can view all the details?

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  • TomLiotta
    "...view the details..."? Details? What details? Details about what? -- Tom
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