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IV. Network Survival > 15. Building a Peer-to-Peer Network

Chapter 15. Building a Peer-to-Peer Network

As noted in Chapter 13, Windows 2000 is all about networking; most of the world’s Windows 2000 Pro computers are connected to a network in some way. Big corporate networks require the purchase of Windows 2000 Server, a computer or two that do nothing but run the network, and the services of a professional network guru.

If you’re running a small business—or even a household—on Windows 2000, however, you’re still invited to the network party. Without having to buy extra computers, operating systems, or staff, you can create a smaller, less complex kind of network called a peer-to-peer network. It’s ideal for setting up several PCs to perform the convenience tricks that make networks so attractive:


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