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Real simple one for you guys.  I have had years of experience networking and supporting large networks but have never had to setup a network (except 2 PCs connected together) of any size.  Until now (tomorrow)

I plan to just have a 2K3 server connected to a switch with 4 PCs running XP connected to said switch.  The server is to act as file server, exchange server and internet proxy server.  With this in mind, is there anything I should know in advance before just 'unboxing' and installing O/Ss?  Could I just 'Wing' it?  Would you suggest IP on such a small network (site not going to be connected to any others).
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you can use static IP or use DHCP. it is up to you to decide.
you shouldn't have any problems. just connect it all together, set up AD and you'll be fine.
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One tip - I came from a similar situation to a similar situation.  SBS sets up it's own AD OUs with names like "MyBusiness" - this annoyed me - I changed them.  And my clients took 60 MINUTES to log in.  Microsoft call revealed the issue was renamed OUs from the default Microsoft Sets up.  You can create others, just leave the structure it comes up with in-tact.
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I wouldn't use the same server to do both Exchange and a proxy server..   If you want a proxy/firewall machine, go grab an old P166 with two NICs in it and download OpenBSD or FreeBSD or Red Hat or something and use that...  
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