Brand new intall of windows small business server 2003 Needs help!
Posted on 2004-04-08
Hi, this is a big question and i dont know if i can get the help that i need ...i have a new site, consists of 8 workstations, currently mixed with 2000 pro, winxp, machines with 2000 pro, all will be reinstalled to winxp pro. I have bitten off more than i can chew at this site. I have ordered two servers, one with small business 2003, second machine with 2003 standard. I am able to install the OS, thats not a problem, creating shares and so on not a problem. My problem is planning out what i need to do, the client wants to use small business server as a file server, for business visions(accounting package), backuping on this machine with a dat drive, second server will be used for terminal services. Now my real question, can any one walk me through steps as to how to setup the server for creating a domain, AD, DNS, and creating user dir, login scripts, roaming profiles? I know this is alot to ask but all i seem to get are bits of information here and there....someone somewhere must have spelled this out in a easy to understand manual...i hope? So, really what i am looking for is a step by step answer as to how i go about doing this all, creating a domain in nt was so easy, i am totally confused by why i need to use AD to create a domain, DNS (my router supplies that does it not?). Thanks in advance to anyone who wants to tackle this BIG question.