What is the best way to make a home network?
by MyWifeIsDead - 11/4/10 3:34 AM
Few friends moved at my place for a while and we'd like to make a home network so we can play games, share files, use the same printer, etc. What is the best way to do this if I start from scratch?
All PCs will be wiped clean, I'll install Windows XP on all of them... and then what? Do I need to make a local domain or Workgroup is fine? I can dedicate one old machine to be a Domain Controller with Active Directory for them, but does it give anything more than storing usernames/passwords on one place? We are just 5 guys/PCs and 2 printers so is there any benefit from using DC?