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Hi,

I need general help with installing SBS 2000. I have so far set up the raid 1 mirror on my new low end server and now I have started to run the install and am up to selecting services. Most of it makes sense to me but have questions regarding whether or not I need the following installed:

Certificate services
Terminal services
Terminal services licensing

I also unchecked IIS which resulted in unchecking of Com Internet Services Proxy which I don't know if I need or not.

The server is on a 3 client network and I want to use exchange services, email, messaging, sharing and thats about it I guess.

Also, since I share my dsl router with other networks, the dsl router is the DHCP and I need to make sure that DHCP is turned off on my new server. All workstations plug directly into dsl router as well as this server. The domain provides the security within the internet router collision domain to isolate us from the others and the router is our firewall.

Also, I need to allow one employee to access her computer from home, probably with remote desktop. So, I need to know if the server will have anything to do with that or if the dsl router is what I need to deal with and how to do this.

Is there anything I can not install or setup after the fact that I should concentrate on now?

What role does active directory play and where do I deal with it in the install?

Thanks,
Chuck
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Hi,

Here goes

>>Certificate services<<: Is used for distributing certificates. If you access a certain site and they need to show you that they are who they say they are, then you need to see their certificate. Don't think you will need it.

>>Terminal services
Terminal services licensing<< If you want to take over this machine from your pc or from home, you will need to install Terminal Services, Licensing will be installed automatically with it. Make sure to install itn as Administration Mode, if you only want to administer from a distance..

>>I also unchecked IIS which resulted in unchecking of Com Internet Services Proxy which I don't know if I need or not<<

You will need to check IIS, because you install Exchange, and Exchange requires IIS (better said Outlook Web Access requires IIS).

>>Also, since I share my dsl router with other networks, the dsl router is the DHCP and I need to make sure that DHCP is turned off on my new server<<

Don't enable DHCP on the SBS machine, it's as simple as that..

>>Also, I need to allow one employee to access her computer from home, probably with remote desktop. So, I need to know if the server will have anything to do with that or if the dsl router is what I need to deal with and how to do this<<

If she truly needs to access her workstation, you will need to use your DSL router to do a translate on an external ip address that makes sure that it is reconnected to her machine. If she needs to work on a computer (not specificcaly heres) you could use the Terminal Server Service..


>>Is there anything I can not install or setup after the fact that I should concentrate on now?<<

You can install and uninstall everything after initial install, just go to Configuration Settings, Software and then WIndows Components. Don't really know which items are part of the SBS suite and cannot be installed or uninstalled standalone..

>>What role does active directory play and where do I deal with it in the install?<<

AD is installed after installing the server, you do this by going to Run and then type in dcpromo. The AD makes sure that all network items (users, computers, printers etc.) are administared at one point. You only have to create a user once on the server. Whereas if you don't have a server, you would need to create al users on all pc's in a workgoup..

Hope it helps a bit..
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Hi,

I am at a point in the install for SBS2000 where it is now asking me for outlook 2002 disk. I assume it needs it for exchange server? In any case I don't have outlook 2002, I have office 97 and office 2003 and neither one will work. is there any way past this point? or do I need to go out and buy outlook 2002?

Thanks,
Chuck
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Hi Chuck,

I never heard of a SBS install that need Outlook 2002. You could install Outlook after you installed SBS to do some task on the server which require Outlook, but i don't think you need it for the install...
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Hi,

I purchased and installed office XP whch is the 2002 edition of the suite including outlook 2002. When I try to run SBS install again it gets to the same point of installing SBS on disk 3 it pauses and asks for outlook 2002 disk or directory where files are located. I can't get it to find anything it likes on the disk or the harddrive. The only option at this point is to cancel install of SBS. Please advise what to do so that I can finish the install properly and continue on with install of exchange and service packs.

Thanks,
Chuck
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Hi,

Before installing SBS, do you see ay options you can enable??? If so, make sure to deselect the Office 2002 (XP) options. Also, are you doing a new clean install of the operating system??? If not, try totally reïnstalling the machine from scratch, maybe Office is installed and it needs to upgrade (or something like that)..
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