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I would like to setup an intranet site at work.  I have a centralized IT department and 15 other offices connected to our WAN.  I want to setup web pages for other employees to view from all offices.  What is a good step by step guide to setting this and IIS Server up...(I am assuming IIS server).  We are running W2K servers with AD and have SQL servers as well.  Thanks!
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It is plane simple. After installing and configuring IIS you just have to add an entry in the DNS to point to the website.

Since you have AD installed then things should go without any problems.
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What are some good resources on installing and configuring IIS though?  I have never done that.  What about adding an entry into DNS...how do I do this?

Thanks!
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Thank you very much...what about the DNS stuff?
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I would strongly consider upgrading your primary controller to Small Business Server 2003.  The limits of SBS 2000 are gone.   Based on your office description you fit well into the parameters of SBS 2003.  I recommend the premium edition, which also gives you the ISA server.  All you need for powerful Intranet operations, Remote Access Operations (Outlook Web Access, Remote Desktop, etc.) and Security is included.  If you sign up for a Microsoft TS2 Seminar (FREE), you may be able to land a full working copy of SBS Premium/Standard to check-out.
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if you are familar with DNS, all you have to do is set up a host record to point to the webserver for the intranet page.

i can't find anything off the top of my head on the DNS settings or a FAQ of some sort.  but look through the help files for information.

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The Intranet built into SBS 2003 is based on SharePoint Services.  This technology provides templated web site contructs, which you can allow (or disallow) users to update.  With the SBS 2003 Intranet you can create project workspaces which can include tasks, documents and other items pertinent to each project.  Each user has read/write access as set by the administrator.  The system keeps track of document locations, so you do not have to.  You can have multiple calendars for planning.  The system includes an alert system to allow users to be notified through Outlook of updates to project workspaces, calendars and lists.  Most of the data is exportable to Excel and some can link to Outlook.
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To configure your DNS to point the internal website, Open DNS from Administrative Tools, expand the server --> "Forward Lookup Zone" --> Domain Name. In the right panel right click and choose "New A Host Record". In the new window enter the computer name that will have IIS installed on it, then enter it's IP.

That's it. Now you have IIS configured and ready, and the DNS pointing to the website.
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