What do I need to connect 200 network systems

By jwebder
Nov 27, 2008
  1. what all are required for me to set a network of systems 200 in my office
    Which includes Router , Switch, Hub and all the network devices
    And also I need some Antivirus and Operating systems specifications too
    Let me know if there any chance of having different OS and server requirements for this network
    how many workstations do i need to make and servers also
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Servers usually start at 4 maximum allowed workstations
    And then the price goes up from there!

    Due to the fact that this setup can cost 100's of thousands of dollars
    I believe you are best to get someone in (large respected computer networking company)

    Maybe call Dell (as an example company) and ask where you might initially stand in this high cost hardware setup.!
  3. jwebder

    jwebder TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you but at the same time I like to know more about Estimation that I need to know If possible could you suggest me some information regarding this.
    Just I have started my life with Networking and need to struggle hard for this.. so taking a little step where this could make me familiar with the IT market
    Let me know if there a certain price for equipments
  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,138   +985

    You need to outline your expected usage for the server and what it will supply to
    the clients eg central administration, file sharing, email support for your domain, ...

    If all the clients are Windows systems and you want the normal Microsoft exclusive solution,
    then you need a Windows Server 200x server configured as a Domain Controller with
    DHCP + DNS services. The Exchange Server is the MS Email support software.
    This solution may require more than ONE system to implement depending upon the
    workload imposted by the clients. In addition, you need Client Access License(CAL) for all
    clients and this gets expensive too.

    If however, all you need is email and file sharing support, any Linux Sever will support
    your 200 clients without CALs using Samba(CIFS) support.
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