Axia College Material Appendix B Lan Operating Systems Scenarios

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Appendix B

LAN Operating Systems Scenarios

Read the three scenarios below, then answer the questions that follow each scenario.

1. You are the network administrator for a new company that has 10 users and plans to add five more users within a year. The files need to be accessed by all 10 users and each user must have different security rights. What kind of network would you install and how would the pieces and components of this network relate to each other? Define each component.

For this scenario I would recommend a client/server network because of the capability that it has to set different security rights. I would probably go ahead and use a star topology because it is the best and easiest to expand on. Another thing that will be great is to have a switching hub that allows each computer to easily communicate with one or another on the network. The hub will also let other systems have their own separate channels. I would probably use UTP cabling because it is easy and has a low cost.

2. You are the network administrator for a company that has a peer-to-peer network. How would the pieces and components of this network relate to each other? Define all of the components of this type of network.

To start off, in a peer-to-peer network, each computer is the same. The computers will supply their own resources to the requesting computers on the network. Another thing is that the computers will ask for services from other computers that are on the same network. One thing is that users will control and manage their own resources and the network can be used with any topology.

3. You are the administrator of a client-server environment. What kind of network would you installs and how would the pieces and components of this network relate to each other? Define each component of a typical client-server environment.

For this scenario, the server would cover everything as far as providing file, print, web, fax, mail and...
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