Hi, I'm hoping someone here can help me before I get too lost. I have been asked to to put a network into a office over the holidays. The layout is going to be the following: Reception X 2 PC'S Front Office X 2 Printers Back offices X 4 PC's Main PC/Server X 1 Switch - 16 port Netgear switch All the machines run Windows 7 premium, there is NO Windows server software (way too expensive). The software that is going to be installed will have the main database on the Main PC/Server (the client database will reside on the second HDD - drive D). There will be client software on the other PC's, allowing them to access the client information on the database. The network is wired, no wireless due to walls and other obstructions. The cables from each end point will be plugged into the switch. I need to know, what settings I need to configure on the PC/server in order to allow the other 6 PC's to have access to the PC/Server. And what settings do I need to configure on the printers to allow the PC's to print on them. I know it's weird, but this is what I have been given/confronted with. The friend bought the PC's according to spec's given by the software company. I am supposed to pull the cables, cat 5, cap them plug them into the switch and PC's, wave my hands around, say "Abracadabra, Hey Presto" and the network should jump up and run. At least to the extent that I can access the PC/Server from each of the client PC's and that the software company can access the PC/Server via the internet. I want to ensure that the client PC's CANNOT access the internet, so I thought that connection to the router goes directly into the PC/Server. But I also need to ensure that the SW company installing the SW can access the client PC's through the PC/Server, although I would be happy enough for the SW company to download a client installation package that I would then run, with their supervision, on each of the client PC's. I can't change anything on what I have here. We are in the Caribbean and getting anything down here is really expensive and the budget is pretty much done. This was definitely NOT the Christmas present I was expecting when I got here.