Best Network Configuration for Small Business
Posted on 2004-03-26
I need to know if my plan of action is correct while balancing secury and speed of network.
We currently have 10 workstations, one MS Small Business Server (SBS) 2000 (Dual Nic) and all-in-one Router, Firewall, WAP for DSL connection.
We are going to purchase a new accounting software(Everest Standard Edition from I-Code). The e-commerce solution for this software must be in a local server.
My plan of action:
Buy a new server. Install SBS 2003, accouting data, SQL Server 2000 and user data.
In the old server install Windows 2003 Web Edition and Exchange Server 2003.
I connect the old server first nic to the main switch and the second nic (IP: 10.0.0.200 NM: 255.255.255.254) to the router(Should I use DMZ?).
The rest is all connected to a single 24 port switch. IPs: 10.0.0.1 NM: 255.255.255.100
What do you think? Should I go with Windows 2003 Server in spite of SBS 2003? I am very confused.