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Firewall setup on SBS 2003

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After installing the windows 2003 sbs first disk it asked to continue the setup. The last stage of the setup was a firewall configuration which I realized a slowness activities on the server after it's setup. Is there a way to uninstall or disable that firewall thing? Now it takes to much time to boot, prepare network connections, etc...
I guess this one is for people who actually have installed sbs 2003, if someone knows about checking couples settings on the server to make it faster that will be welcome also.

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Control Panel > Network Connections
Right click on the Connection then select properties
Click the Advanced tab
Deselect Firewall
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Do you mean ISA server as part of SBS premium?

If so then in Services - disable the ISA services, but I strongly suggest you don't do that unless you have a hardware firewall infront of the server.
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Crazyone there is no advance tab!

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Interesting, there is an advanced tab for me. Hmmm.
What exactly did you right click on?
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On the Local are connection. Are you running Windows 2003 Small Business?

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I have Windows 2003 Enterprise Edition
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You can remove Routing and Remote Access under the admin tools, but it's not advised.
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But what about the firewall configuration?

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After re-reading your question, I think I mis-understood your question.  The SBS install, takes a basic Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and turns into a machine running a domain contoller (DC), Exchange, etc.  These are resource intensive services and the machine will not operate as fast as a stand-alone Win 2k3 server.  It isn't the firewall causing the slowness, but a combination of the various components that make-up SBS.  The SBS machines I work with are significantly slower thatn their stand-alone server 2k3 counterparts, and their isn't really anything you can do about this.  You shouldn't need to reboot the machine very often anyway once you get it up and running in a production environment.
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Is there a way to remove the extract stuff from the Windows 2003?
In another words make it the way it was before I proceed with the setup acomlishment? But not having to format and re-install?

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If that's the case, then why are you using SBS?  You should just go with Server 2003 Standard.
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Because we already bought the license for SBS.

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In SBS 2000, an installer was able to install 2000 server without the SBS components.  I don't think that's the case in SBS 2003.  You might try exchanging it for 2003 Standard if you don't need the SBS components.  Server 2003 is less expensive.
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