Using the Peer Advantage

A Windows 95 peer-to-peer network can operate as part of a client/server network, or it can function on its own, without the presence of a server. A high-powered client/server NOS like NetWare or NT Server greatly increases the efficiency of the file and print services for which the local area network was originally designed. It also provides the potential for the evolution to higher level network services such as shared databases and communication applications. However, despite the added power, there is a basic functional drawback to the client/server model.

With the client/server arrangement, when one user needs access to a file on another user's local hard drive, the only solution is to copy the file to a server drive, ...

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