I only have clients with 10-15 users at each location, so plain old
file sharing (with NT servers and reghacks) has worked fine for me.
But if the question came up I would probably take a good look at ADS
because of the simple migration.
BTW, when re-reading what you said yesterday I noticed something I
slipped past then:
My reply was mostly about NT class clients and NT class servers. Using
Win9x as a server is a very dangerous practice, especially when the
clients are from the NT line. So in a case like that the recommended
action is to not do it at all. Win9x and the underlying DOS simply
can't handle it, and sooner or later (probably sooner) it will result
in major data corruption.
If I remember correctly Win9x does not have the license restrictions
that XP has regarding the number of users allowed. So the cheap
customers seem to prefer that solution, judging from many reports here
in the ng. But the practical limitations in Win9x are far below the XP
license limit. If your clients want Win9x as a server you should be
very clear with them that it is not a safe configuration, or you can
be quite sure that they will blame you when it happens.
klas dot engwall at engwall dot com
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