In this chapter
Introducing network operating systems
Choosing a network operating system
Understanding how client computers communicate with the server
Matching client and server LAN protocols
Understanding client and server licensing
Sharing volumes and folders
Providing printing on the network
This chapter provides an overview of the network operating system or NOS. The NOS runs on a network server and as you know from Chapter 2 (“Different Needs, Different Networks”), server-based networking provides centralized control of networking resources, such as files and printers. User access to the network is also centrally controlled on server-based networks.
It is actually the network operating system running ...