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spinjunky



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:44 pm    Post subject:

I am installing 2003 sb server for the first time in a company of 5.
How can I do either of the following:
Transfer a workgroup users setup to be the same when connected to the domain.
(having problems with MS office needing to be re-installed on each work station)
OR
Let a domain user have full unrestricted access on their own workstation but mobile user template access to the server.

I also have a dns problem... My gateway is x.x.x.155 the server is x.x.x.157 (only have 1 network card as I have a phsyical firewall and am not using exchange), to access [url=http://companyweb(for]http://companyweb(for[/url] fax access) my dns has to be x.x.x.157 but if I do that most websites time-out of never connect.
What am I mssing? The first question is the priority.
Thanks
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surrealist



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 3:43 am    Post subject:

First thing, go here: http://www.smallbizserver.net/

Second thing is that you absolutely, positively have to run ALL of the wizards. You won't be able to get on the Internet, for example, unless you run the Connect to the Internet Wizard. You just have to. Open up the Server Management console and work your way down.

Third thing you ought to know about is the Connect Computer wizard. It will automatically join each client computer to the domain, and, if you select the option to do so, will copy the local profiles as well. It's slick, it works.

Also, you might want to run Exchange. It really does do a great job of managing email and you'll see benefits even on networks as small as yours, especially since you are using SharePoint. This product is called Small Business Server for a reason.
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Silencer



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 1:27 pm    Post subject:

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I also have a dns problem... My gateway is x.x.x.155 the server is x.x.x.157 (only have 1 network card as I have a phsyical firewall and am not using exchange), to access [url=http://companyweb(for]http://companyweb(for[/url] fax access) my dns has to be x.x.x.157 but if I do that most websites time-out of never connect.
What am I mssing? Thanks


Depending upon how you are planning to do this, and IF I am reading this correctly....
You are missing a NIC. You're going to need another card in that system, if I understand you correctly.
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spinjunky



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:20 pm    Post subject:


Depending upon how you are planning to do this, and IF I am reading this correctly....
You are missing a NIC. You're going to need another card in that system, if I understand you correctly.


Well, The wizards told me (that sounds scary!) that I did not need a second nic if I was using a pysical firewall... I assumed that a second nic was only there to seperate trusted and untrusted. I think that I have too many devices doing dns, actually. My firewall is, My router is and now 2003 server is. I am guessing that is why 80 percent of webpages don't load the first time... a Refresh of the page or a second call to the site always loads the pages.
But like I said. I can access the web great if I use my orginal dns address of 155 but if I do that I can't access the companyweb website on the 2003 server. IF I use the 157 address(server address) as dns I can see the companyweb website but all other internet services fail or only work after a period of multiple tries.


I don't want to use exchange because I want to keep my system as safe as possible.
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Silencer



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:42 pm    Post subject:

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Well, The wizards told me (that sounds scary!) that I did not need a second nic if I was using a pysical firewall... I assumed that a second nic was only there to seperate trusted and untrusted. I think that I have too many devices doing dns, actually. My firewall is, My router is and now 2003 server is. I am guessing that is why 80 percent of webpages don't load the first time... a Refresh of the page or a second call to the site always loads the pages.


You only need one source of DNS, and DHCP.

More information required.....
Are you planning to run Active Directory on the server? (my answer to the DNS issue matters)
What type of router are you running?
What type of hardware firewall are you using?
Where did you come up with this addressing scheme?
Probably more to come.....

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surrealist



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 2:23 am    Post subject:

I'm not gonna tell you how to use your equipment, but you really ought to use it in the way in which it was designed. In other words, you should use your router for routing, your firewall for security, etc. The particular version of Windows you have selected is specifically designed to be the single server in a small environment. SBS 2003 is designed to be the Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP, file, print, and mail server. Depending upon which edition, it can also be the database and firewall.

You can, however, not install or use a particular function, but you'll soon see that the wizards won't work if you don't have a standard installation. And, if you're not using the wizards, why bother with SBS in the first place?
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Silencer



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 12:45 pm    Post subject:

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I'm not gonna tell you how to use your equipment, but you really ought to use it in the way in which it was designed. In other words, you should use your router for routing, your firewall for security, etc. The particular version of Windows you have selected is specifically designed to be the single server in a small environment. SBS 2003 is designed to be the Domain Controller, DNS, DHCP, file, print, and mail server. Depending upon which edition, it can also be the database and firewall.

You can, however, not install or use a particular function, but you'll soon see that the wizards won't work if you don't have a standard installation. And, if you're not using the wizards, why bother with SBS in the first place?


Lot's of wisdom in those words......
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