SBS 2003

Hello,

I am new to SBS 2003. Is it a bad idea to run RRAS on a SBS 2003 DC. I know on a regular server 2000, 2003 server that its not a good idea on a DC. It will cast a entry in DNS for its PPP adapter and you might run into name resolution problems. Thanks in advance
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EladlaCommented:
There is no need for RRAS in SBS 2003.
All the tools for remote access, control and administration are built into the OS.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/evaluation/features/default.mspx
This is a list of some of the key features.
It is also a good place to start finding out more about SBS 2003.
Good luck!
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TJworldCommented:
SBS2003 / Windows 2003 uses the Routing and Remote Access Service (RRAS) in the same way as Windows 2000 Server does.

The answer to your question is No, its not a bad idea.

SBS uses RRAS to provide VPN and Dial-In services to "Road Warriors", home workers, and site-to-site VPNs.

The whole point of the SBS product is to provide Small Business with a cost effective, manageable and secure server service without spending $$$ on several bits of hardware.

Remember it's limited to 75 Client Access Licences, and a single Domain Controller. There is an upgrade path to full Windows 2003 Server should your organisation need it later.
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hsclaterCommented:
Actually, from personal experience I would not recommend it.

It will indeed add DNS entries for the RAS adapter, and I have seen clients start resolving the name of the server as the RAS address, which can cause major headaches, group policies failing etc.

Every time you delete the DNS problem, it will put them in again.

There is a microsoft article that exactly describes how to fix your problem, but I have never got the fix to work!

Good luck:

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;292822 
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TJworldCommented:
I've done this kind of set-up for loads of customers, and provided you apply the registry values it works fine. These vaues are also required if your Domain Controller is multi-homed as SBS most often is.

As long as it is correctly configured (as with anything!) it'll just do the job and you can forget about it.
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kjamezAuthor Commented:
Thanks for everyones input!
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