There are maybe different servers for managing different tasks-files and a program, databases, printers, the one you may hear about the most often is the file server. A file server is a computer that stores the programs and data files shared by users on a LAN. It acts like a disk drive but is in a remote location. A database server is a computer in a LAN that stores data. Unlike a file server, it does not store programs, a print server is a computer in a LAN that controls one more printers, it stores the print –image output to the printer or printers one documents at a time. Fax servers are dedicated to managing fax transmissions, and mail server manages electronic mail.
They are thus appropriate for work teams computing. It is also called collaborative computing. Enables teams of co- workers to use networks of microcomputers to share information and cooperate on project. Software used for peer-to-peer networking includes LANtastic by Microsoft.