Building a Web Server

Posted on 2005-03-07
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Hey everyone,

I've got Windows 2003 Standard running on a box, and I'm wanting to make it into a webserver that will also host email with Exchange and do the DNS lookup for the sites that it hosts.  

So far I've enabled the server as an application server, so IIS 6 is running.  My question is...what do I do next?

Do I install the DNS services, or configure Exchange???

I want this to all tie together so that I can host my website on it and have the sme box do the email for that site's name.  

Any help is greatly appreciated (o:

Question by:inverted_2000
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You should get DNS (and IIS) up and running before installing Exchange.  A couple of tutorials that you might find useful:

Configuring a DNS server on Win2k3 - www.simongibson.com/intranet/dns2003
Configuring IIS6 - www.simongibson.com/intranet/iis6

I don't have anything similar for Exchange, but the MS info is pretty good (if wordy) - www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/library/depguide.mspx.  Also invaluable: www.msexchange.org.

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Glad to be able to help.  Thanks for the A.

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