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Describe two disadvantages of using a peer-to-peer network in a school.

 installation has to happen on each machine (1) time
consuming in terms of human resources (1)
 back up is not centralised (1) greater responsibility
on the individual user (1)
 data can be stored on any computer (1) makes data
difficult to find (1)
 each computer may fulfil more than one role such as
[4]
printing or file sharing (1) increasing the load on processing (1).

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The Mountain Rescue Team is to have a single, purpose built training facility. A local area network (LAN) will be installed.
Describe the role of a file server in a client-server network(6 marks)

One mark for point (max 3), one for expansion (max 5)
 allows access to files (1) from any connected computer (1)
 access rights on files (1) password required to view (1)
 indexing of files (1) for searching (1)
 disk quotas (1) users cannot store large/too many files in user area
(1)
 stores files (1) for shared access (1)
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Describe two disadvantages of using a peer-to-peer network in a school

4 marks
TWO marks available for each matched two part answer
 security/anti-virus/back- up/software installation is not centralised (1) greater responsibility on the individual user (1)
 data can be stored on any computer (1) makes data difficult to find (1)
 each computer may fulfil more than one role such as printing or file sharing (1)
increasing the load on processing (1)
 If the peer is unavailable (1) access to the peripheral items on the peer is lost
(1)

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