3.10 Servers & Client Computers

What is a Server?

A computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network. Examples include: Application servers, Webservers, Database Servers, and Domain Controllers.

What is a Client computer?

A client computer is an individual computer that accesses the information and programs stored on a server as part of a network environment. Whenever you use a networked computer in school or at the library to access resources, you are in fact using a client computer.

Windows Server 2012 Foundation is full-featured 64-bit version of Windows® Server that enables core IT resources, such as file and print sharing, remote access, and security. It provides a network foundation from which you can centrally manage settings on your computers that are based on the Windows operating system, and upon which you can run the most popular business applications. It also provides a familiar Windows user experience that helps you manage users and safeguard business information.