+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
Network and Classroom Management Thread, How do I set up an application server? in Technical; Hi, We have a breakfast club here at school and the children like to play games. We have a few ...
  1. #1
    marsdenprimary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    482
    Thank Post
    247
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    11

    How do I set up an application server?

    Hi,

    We have a breakfast club here at school and the children like to play games. We have a few network games, single player games etc... In order for the children to access them I used to store them on our 'public' partition on our server (2003).

    Now due to the size of it and recent space issues I moved it to another PC and shared the folder on the network- redirecting the shortcuts in the profile folder to the new PC.

    The only trouble is it's my office PC as I'm not sure what the best thing is to do.

    Would setting up an Application Server be the best thing? We have an old Dell desktop with Dual core and 1Gb RAM that I thought could be suitable.

    If so- how do i do it and what's the best way to do it?

  2. #2
    Jamman960's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    London/Kent
    Posts
    987
    Thank Post
    186
    Thanked 194 Times in 156 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    It'd depend on the apps you'll be running - if its just a matter of providing storage space for them then any pc will do pretty much. Also if you have less than 10 pc's in use for the club then you could just host it from a windows xp/vista/7 machine or just use one of the club pc's for it.

    If the apps require sql databases or server side applications to be run then you may need a beefier machine but I'd imagine the dual core machine you've mentioned would be ok to run 2k3 server if needs be - just add a little extra ram for comfort

  3. Thanks to Jamman960 from:

    marsdenprimary (16th May 2011)

  4. #3


    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    8,202
    Thank Post
    442
    Thanked 1,032 Times in 812 Posts
    Rep Power
    339
    Quote Originally Posted by marsdenprimary View Post

    Would setting up an Application Server be the best thing? We have an old Dell desktop with Dual core and 1Gb RAM that I thought could be suitable.
    Probably not (in an application server as in terminal server PoV)

    Do you have a decent filtering system such as smoothwall? You could unblock certain approved web games at different times of day.

  5. #4
    marsdenprimary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    482
    Thank Post
    247
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by Jamman960 View Post
    It'd depend on the apps you'll be running - if its just a matter of providing storage space for them then any pc will do pretty much. Also if you have less than 10 pc's in use for the club then you could just host it from a windows xp/vista/7 machine or just use one of the club pc's for it.

    If the apps require sql databases or server side applications to be run then you may need a beefier machine but I'd imagine the dual core machine you've mentioned would be ok to run 2k3 server if needs be - just add a little extra ram for comfort
    What I do at the moment is have the games on the PC in my office and the children access them from there. No program data is stored locally on the machines. It seems to run pretty well. Also, I'd like to store MSI packages on there for any new builds that I put in as I have automatic software installation setup on our server.

  6. #5
    marsdenprimary's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Nelson
    Posts
    482
    Thank Post
    247
    Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
    Rep Power
    11
    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd View Post
    Probably not (in an application server as in terminal server PoV)

    Do you have a decent filtering system such as smoothwall? You could unblock certain approved web games at different times of day.
    We let them go on Friv for those games but I've downloaded some freeware stuff for them that they absolutely love.

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 30th April 2011, 01:47 PM
  2. The server method 'set object' failed - exchange 2010 on server 2008 R2
    By artfulmatt in forum Windows Server 2008 R2
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 27th April 2010, 01:32 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 8th December 2009, 12:49 PM
  4. HP t5135 published application server settings?
    By Geoff in forum Thin Client and Virtual Machines
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 28th September 2007, 08:14 AM
  5. Application Server
    By woody in forum Hardware
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 6th March 2006, 10:58 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •