Server can be of two types:
- Non-dedicated server
- Dedicated server
- A computer that allows to use itself as workstation and provides facilities of sharing its resources to other computers in the network is non-dedicated server. Windows NT, Advanced 2000 servers are examples of non-dedicated servers.
- A computer that is reserved for server's job and its only job is to help workstations to access data, software, and hardware resources are dedicated server. It does not allow a user to use it as workstation. It functions only as a storage area for data and software and allows access to hardware resources. Novell Netware server is an example of dedicated server.