Home Application Server with Win.7 & Mac 10.6

March 25, 2011 at 12:47:48
Specs: Server 2008, Windows 7 and MAC Snow Leopard 10.6.3, i5 / 8GB
Good day:
Need some assistance, Want to set-up a Home Application Server that would allow me to share software such as Adobe CS5 suite and other software with multiple computers on a network that is running different operating systems on 3 computers.

Equipment: Computer (a) Tower has a Asus P8P67 Pro motherboard with 2nd Gen i5 processor and 8gb RAM with 3 hard-drives in it; drive (1) 2TB hard-drive that I use for Storage with Windows 7 Ultimate as O/S; drive (2) and (3) are 1TB hard-drives with Windows 7 Ultimate as O/S.

Computer (b) Tower has a Asus P5LD2 Deluxe motherboard with Pentium 4 processor and 4gb RAM with (1) 500gb hard-drive in it. There presently in no O/S on that drive but, I would like to make it a Hack-a-MAC by loading MAC OS X Snow Leopard version 10.6.3 on it. I have a KVM switch that allows me to switch back and forth between computer (a) and computer (b) with just 1 monitor.

Computer (c) Laptop: Dell Inspiron 1764 has a 1st Gen i5 processor with 4gb RAM and a 320gb hard-drive and Windows 7 Home-Premium as O/S.

I also use a 8-port NET-GEAR switch.

My course of action "If Possible" take computer (a) with a 1x1TB hard-drive and load Microsoft 2008 Application Server on it but, do I also need to load .NET Framework 3.0, ASP.NET and COM+ into Server 2008 to make it work as an Application Server? And then be able to toggle back and forth between the 3 hard-drives in computer (a) and computers (b) and (c) and use the Software "Adobe Photoshop CS5" that I had loaded onto the 1TB in computer (a) running as Server 2008 on the network making the software available to computer (a) (b) (c) and any others that are on the Home network or would join through the 8-port Net-Gear switch.

Thanks for your time and assistance.

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March 25, 2011 at 13:21:02
Just a word of warning before you go into the hardware technecalities. Have you ensured that the licensing of CS5, and the other software, allows it to be shared over a network in this way? Normally you need to buy separate licences for each computer that will use the software.

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March 25, 2011 at 20:16:24
Yes I have checked out all the licensing of all the software I am wanting to put on my network.

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