The network client software must be installed on the presented operating system in those operating systems that do not comprise computer network functions. Other operating systems such as Windows NT/2000, comprise the network operating system and computer operating system. Although these integrated systems have some advantages, not shun the use of other Network Operating System property is imperative to consider when setting interoperability platform network environments. It is said that the elements or components of the operating systems 'interoperable' when they can operate in different environments. For example, a NetWare server can interoperate (ie, access to resources) with NetWare servers and Windows NT/2000 servers. A network operating system:
The two main components of network software are:
- Connect all computers and peripherals.
- Coordinates the functions of all peripherals and equipment.
- Provides security by controlling access to data and peripherals.
- The network software is installed on clients.
- The network software is installed on servers.