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I have some work computers and a couple of servers on my network. I currently am running two Netgear High Performance routers. I am doing a lot more at home work and wouldn't mind bringing on some buddies to help out in my work load. Setting up a network is very new to me other than a VPN or using something like LinkedIn. I have been doing a lot of searching. I ran across what seems to be a domain user account? Overall i am trying to figure out what is the best option for setting up a way that i can allow permitting to what items on the server and be able to secure all my templates so encase no one accidentally deletes my files. Also would like for the user to be able to go to any computer and have the same access across the board. Tutorial and links for more research would be great. Suggestions are always welcome.
Edited by graphicsman - 8/12/11 at 8:51am
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I'm trying to wrap my head around your problem.. are you trying to access your work network from home?
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im trying to build a work network AT home in my studio.
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Well if you're looking for file sharing, centralized authentication, and routing, then I'd get Zentyal:

http://www.zentyal.com/en/server/

I've used it before and it's very user friendly and supports a wide range of roles. It's also completely free!
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not really wanting to go linux. got enough to learn alrady
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Virtualize everything, it's cheaper and easier to roll out updates to all your PC's.

Also look into building a domain controller(Active Directory) and setting up Users/Security Group/Computer and use Group Policy.

Look into using a small server to host all your files in shared folders and assign the security groups you created in Active Directory to restrict/allow access to files.

I personally use Windows Server 2008 and it does everything.
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Virtualize everything, it's cheaper and easier to roll out updates to all your PC's.

Also look into building a domain controller(Active Directory) and setting up Users/Security Group/Computer and use Group Policy.

Look into using a small server to host all your files in shared folders and assign the security groups you created in Active Directory to restrict/allow access to files.

I personally use Windows Server 2008 and it does everything.

good tutorials for all this using server 2008 r2?
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