Windows 2003 Based Network Design
Posted on 2006-07-09
I am looking for advice on how to design my small network. I have a small office and currently I have a DSL modem which connects to my Linksys switch. My Windows 2003 server connects to the switch and I have about 8 workstations. My Windows 2003 server also hosts my IIS, Exchange 2003, and job tracking software. It also is my file server.
I now have another server and got Windows 2003 Small Office Premium edition. I am trying to figure out what the best network design layout would be for me. Given that I now have 2 servers and 8 workstations how would you recommend that I setup my network? I need Exchange 2003 and IIS for my public web page. Also, I would like to use Sharepoint. I am also concerned about my Domain Controller being directly connected to my switch. Should I get another switch? My new used server contains two NICS.
Hopefully this is enough information for discussion. Thank you in advance for your help.