I have a client who runs a small business with 4 desktop systems, two of which are inexpensive [
The XP Pro system is currently being used as a file "server" for time sheets and QuickBooks data. It also shares an HP ink jet printer. The client wishes to decommission this system because (1) it's ugly [it is] and (2) it uses too much power [it does].
If we share a folder on one of the Windows 7 Home Premium systems will there be a problem connecting to it with up to 3 other computers?
What about the printer sharing?
I vaguely remember seeing that Windows 7 is less usable for "server" purposes and has severe restrictions on the number of clients. But I cannot seem to find those numbers.
In my own network (over 12 systems) we have no problem sharing from Windows 7 Ultimate to a few other systems where needed.
I am embarrassed that I cannot seem to find the answer to this in a couple of days of searching.
I can do an anytime upgrade of one of these systems to Pro if that would improve the ability to share from it. I am not able to convince the client to put a "real server" into their network.