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Types of Network Server

The table below lists the most common types of servers that are implemented on a network:

Type Description
File server Stores network users' data files
Print server Manages the printers that are connected to the network and the printing of user documents on the network printers
Communications server Handles many common communications functions for the network, such as e-mail, fax, remote access, firewalls or Internet services
Application server Shares network-enabled versions of common application software and eliminates the need for software to be installed on each workstation
Database server Manages common databases for the network, handling all data storage, database management and requests for data
Domain server Authenticates and authorises computers and users to access resources within the logical domain

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