Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-01-2003, 06:03 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Beaumont, Texas
Distribution: RH 7.2 for now
Posts: 8

Rep: Reputation: 0
Putting Window base applications on server

I have a Samba network with one XP and two 98 clients. I would like to access certain data files from any one of the clients. Do I have to install the Windows based application software on each of the clients or can I install it on the server and run it from the clients. If it can be done would appreaciate if someone would provide me with the links I can get the info from.
Old 06-01-2003, 10:39 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2003
Location: el paso
Distribution: Redhat, Suse, and freebsd
Posts: 90

Rep: Reputation: 15
Generally, if your speaking of the windows and not the linux side.

Your problem is understanding networking basics.

Know are you using Samba to transfer files to and from one Windows xp and Windows 98 clients.

If this is the case you must remember that the Samba is used primarily to transfer Windows files to a Unix/Linux system. Not to provide Windows with a primary server.

Know if your using lets say Windows Excel 2000 on the Windows xp system and are trying to open the same program on the Windows 98 system then 1 of 2 options must exsist.

1. Windows 98 must have the software installed at the local client computer in order to read this file. Typically this uses up to much space on a typical Windows 98 computer.

2. Windows Server such as NT 4.0, 2000 and 2003. The objective here is to put the application Windows excel 2000 on the server and to allow access to the server to hold the application and have Centralized Administration. Know this choose usually requires users license and a server setup . Which cost 4,000 dollars for just the Server software plus 10 user license . Compared to a Linux server which costs lets say 600 dollars and comes with 3000 user license straight out the box. Also all the software to accomplish office suite and many other applications have no price tag to them in linux but, on the other hand Windows office suite will run you a fine penny.

The best solution I can recommend for you is to go to barnes and Noble spend about 2 to 3 hours researching Networks. Look at books such as Networking for Dummies. Focus on software setup not the hardware.

You might even be able to find most of this information through but, more than likely you will run into incomplete info via the Internet.


PS.....also make sure the info is written in this concept K.I.S.S...

Which stands for Keep It Simple Stupid.....

well have a good night just work on your understanding of network basics.....

Ps...also I'm working on my grammar and run-on sentences so,if you see incorrect punctuation please advice. Getting ready for english 1301.... Been 10 years since I've written a research paper... I'm a right brain person how needs to think as a left brain personl......

well Asta la vista.......


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
connection to cups server failed only if from server itself in KDE applications kyuso Fedora 0 01-22-2005 10:34 PM
How can i migrate window base appliocation to Linux? vandarakalpesh Linux - Software 0 06-28-2004 08:29 AM
What are the best helper applications for window managers? JevidL Linux - Software 9 06-04-2004 02:32 AM
window manager applications xviddivxoggmp3 Linux - Software 5 03-22-2004 03:05 AM
Putting together high performance file server - suggestions? BrianK General 3 09-17-2003 04:06 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:52 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration