OS X Server Experiences? How difficult is it to admin?
I work in a small office with about 15 computers, about 10 are Windows and 5 OS X. We have a Windows 2000 file, print and email server. It also serves some Windows programs.
We decided to use one of older dual processor G4ís as a Mac server to co-exist with the Windows server. I would like to set it up as a file server for the entire office and as print server for a few printers (so Windows computers can print too). Initially we were just going to use the standard Tiger OS X and file sharing, but OS X server seems like a much more elegant solution.
A few questions about OS X server:
Do I need to install a special client version of OS X on all the workstations or will the standard Tiger install suffice?
I consider myself pretty capable and familiar with OS X. Will I be able to administer the OS X server on my own in this small network setting? (Just for file and print serving)
I would like everyone to have a good experience with the Mac server, so I donít want to start in on something that would be over my head.
I would appreciate some input from anyone with direct experience with OS X server.
MacBook 2.0CD, 2GB RAM, 10.5.8
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