question 1 - i work for a small size company ( ~ 25-30 PCs ) and we have been using an old NT server for a while now. i am not currently the network administrator because there is another person occupaying this position. my main duties are dba, programmer, web server admin, and some other tasks. it seems that the other person is going to leave the company and it is almost a sure thing that i will jump to this position + continue on my current duties. i have done some administration in the past but always with server that have previously been up and running. i have some knowledge of how to administer a server and so on but as i said i have never installed everything in one from scratch. it is an obvious thing that the company will buy a new server and a new OS (windows 2000 server, or 2000 small business server, or maybe 2003 server).
now my question is:
a) is there any documentation online that will guide me thru the main milestones that i have to complete in order to get a new server up an running (www.microsoft.com
b) can anyone tell me if they know in which order should i install the services in the new server. i think that these is what i will be needing: ISA, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Exchange among others
c) some recommendations on how to go about this issue
d) can anyone recommend a good / simple to undersatand book that will help me with these
as i said i have some knowledge on how these sevices work and their function but i need to put them in an organized and reasonable way. i know that 2003 server helps a lot while doing all of these but i want to know how to do it without any help at all.
question 2 - does anyone knows how can i block a domain and / or IP in an ISA proxy server so that users can't not access these sites.