Integrating Windows 95 Peer Services into a Client/Server Network

In a client/server network environment running Windows NT or NetWare servers, Windows 95 can add the peer-to-peer functionality described at the beginning of this chapter to the existing infrastructure, and it can do it far more easily than Windows for Workgroups ever could. What this means is that, in addition to connecting to servers, workstations also can communicate directly with each other.

Thus, Windows 95 users can easily create their own local peer networking groups within the overall structure of the existing client/server network. Nearby users can share hardware conveniently, and users can perform the bulk of the configuration and administration tasks without the constant ...

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