Solved

Tiny network setup

Posted on 2004-09-10
5
161 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-19
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).
0
Comment
Question by:fless1
5 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
tztrh earned 25 total points
ID: 12025352
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.
0
 
LVL 95

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 25 total points
ID: 12026242
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.
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:exx1976
ID: 12028080
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...  
0

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
change home folder path 4 52
Event ID: 1202 / Source: SceCli 6 106
Task with PowerShell Script is failing with 0x41301 7 107
Generate HTML report about DHCP server 2003 1 32
by Batuhan Cetin Within the dynamic life of an IT administrator, we hold many information in our minds like user names, passwords, IDs, phone numbers, incomes, service tags, bills and the order from our wives to buy milk when coming back to home.…
A quick step-by-step overview of installing and configuring Carbonite Server Backup.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to censor certain areas of your screen. The example in this video will show a little boy's face being blurred. This will be demonstrated using Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.
Two types of users will appreciate AOMEI Backupper Pro: 1 - Those with PCIe drives (and haven't found cloning software that works on them). 2 - Those who want a fast clone of their boot drive (no re-boots needed) and it can clone your drive wh…

785 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question