Window XP Clients / Ubuntu Server -- Novice

Asked by Harley

Hello,

Thank you for reading this. I have server online and did not find any answer so wanted to ask my question here.

We have 6 window XP machines that are currently not networked beyond being connected to the same internet switch for web access.

Our needs are pretty simple and hope it can be done and done easily on Ubuntu.

1. Filer Server -- Create a user level controlled folder access. (i.e. central repository)
2. Printe -- Share a common printer connected to an XP machine via USB.

Ideally each user would have a login for the Ubuntu server.

So if any help, step by steps, etc woud be great!

Thank you,
 H

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John Shortland (jshortland) said :
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I would recommend trying Zentyal Server, it is based on Ubuntu 10.04 and offers all the functionality that you require.

Link to Zentyal website:

http://www.zentyal.org/

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Harley (harley-h) said :
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Thanks.. will have a look at that.. Suggest if over Ubuntu Server huh?

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John Shortland (jshortland) said :
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Its based on Ubuntu 10.04 Server Edition, it just saves you a lot of manual setup and also has a nice web based UI.

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Harley (harley-h) said :
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Hi John, I have it set up now and running but can't get the windows XP machines to join the new domain I created.

Thanks again for the help.