Windows Server - Program Intallation for multiple users

September 25, 2012 at 07:42:45
Specs: Windows Server 2008
Hi
I've got to install a multiuser software (payroll package) and ensure that all cliets can access it.
Windows Server 2008 is installed on the machine with AD configured.
Can someone please let me know if the next steps are correct?

1. Install File Server (to store the data file of the software) - I have not got enough space on the HD, so, can I have the file server without partitioning the hard disk?

2. Install Terminal Service;

3. Install Application Server:

Am I missing anything?
Thanks for your help.


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#1
September 25, 2012 at 08:04:17
I would suggest you first review the software's requirements and how it works along with licensing.

You should not need to install terminal [RDP] services as that requires additional client access licenses.

Unfortunately your hard drive issue is the foremost problem you need to address. Not sure what you mean by partitioning since this should have been done upon server install.

Exactly how big is the drive, how many partitions now and what is the available space on the primary partition?

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#2
September 25, 2012 at 08:28:42
I did not partition the hard drive during the installation.
I'm not in front of the machine right now, but I guess there's less than 20Gb left on it.
On the other hand, point by point, I suppose that apart from not needing to install TS, I need, though, to install the File Server followed by Application Server. Is that right?
The software is licenced for multiple users and only works on a netwrok when installed on Windows Server.

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#3
September 25, 2012 at 15:55:08
Great it works on server but you must confirm it works on 2008. Some older server softwares don't support 2008 but they do support 2003 which why you need to check.

You can't do anything until you correct your available hard drive space.

Once you are in front of the server we need to know how many disks [raid1?]
size of the disk and a accurate measure of available space.

Do you know the disk requirements of the app?

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#4
September 26, 2012 at 02:47:18
The package does run on Windows Server 2008 and there's only 13GG left on the HD.
On the other hand, can I get away by creating a shared folder for that program and install it, until I manage to either get a new machine or bigger hard drive?
Also, would I need a Exe-To-Msi to install it accros the network?
Thanks.



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#5
September 26, 2012 at 08:25:51
The software should have a client install built into it. The app usually has a recommended procedure for installing the client.

What are the server disk requirements for the apps install?

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#6
September 26, 2012 at 08:44:25
The program requires 1GB free disk space after installation.
As for the application, it comes with .exe extension, rather than a .msi
The data file, though, I know they must be on a shared folder.

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#7
September 27, 2012 at 02:20:42
If someone can give me a quick step-by-step to help out, I'd appreciate.
I just need to know some fundamental steps, as Windows Server 2008 is a long way ahead from my Windows NT days.
I need to install a single software on the network and make sure each client across the network can access it.
The program does work on Windows Server 2008.
So are the following steps correct?
1.Install File Server;
2.Install App Server;

The application has an .exe extension, so do I need a Exe-To-MSI, or, if I install it through "Install Applications on a Remote Desktop Server", will Windows Server 2008 take care of that?
Help please.
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