Windows Network Question -- First Time Setting it up.

Posted on 2005-04-26
Last Modified: 2010-03-18
My company wants me to build a network for our Sister Company..

They are a title closing company, and have the following needs...

Microsoft Exchange Server
Virtual Private Networks
Some type of Backup System

I am new to this, but am looking at purchasing a Xeon 2.8 ghz with 2 gigs of ram, 120 gig hd (possibly two RAID 1), gigabit NIC.......

As for Software,... MS Windows Server 2003, Exchange Standard 2003, and Office 2003....

Eventually we will need another server to support a service we use in the title business, but thats for another day....

We currently have a T-1 for the parent company, and 9 servers running...  we are wanting to separate this network completely from the other, and I was wondering if i could do that while sharing the T-1, or if we needed another T-1....  we are wanting to connect this network for the sister company over a WAN, so our other branches can get in and be backed up, etc....  

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Question by:chdit
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    You can share the T-1 what you need to do is place a router in between the t-1 and 2 switches and have each company on its own network with the router seperating the 2. Each company could have a static IP on the T-1 as well. I am sure that you have several public IP's. As for VPN depends on the number of concurrent connections that you plan on needing. <=10 than you can make the seperating router above a VPN capable multi-network Firewall such as a PIX 525 with a GBIX module. otherwise I would consider a Cisco VPN concentrator.

    diag 1.                                             T-1
                                                     router or vpn firwall
                                                     |                     |
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                                                 switch                switch
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                                         old network                new network

    Good luck

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