personal server setup for small business server 2003 few quesitons
Posted on 2007-10-21
I have a few questions regarding my personal server. I have a domain on it for a business I no longer use, so now I want to change my domain to gigsnbytes.com its now polakservices ( my business partner took me for like $8,000, so no more business with him). I was reading online and there is not a way to change the domain name so I will need to reinstall win server. I plan on doing that in a few hours. I had a few questions. Am I able to put win server 2003 on a workgroup ? I have about 5 computers in my condo that I would like to get on the server. I have it set at a domain now but I think a domain is basically for over 10 pc's. Do you think a work group would be better and am I able to put win server 2003 on a work group ? Any suggestions. Also after reinstall it I want to get my exchange going, I think I had it set up before on one of my clients and it seemed to be working with my outlook. I also have quickbooks pro That I want to use on the server so all my clients can access it and make changes and everything will save to the server so I can access it from all and when I'm in NY and at clients offices. Also I have 2 nics on the server and comcast has given me 5 statics. Should I just use one Nic with a static ? or both nics. And configured one with the static and one to the local router ? basically I want to be able to hit pages while I'm on the go. If I put a static on one nic I could hook it to my comcast modem directly or should I put it into my router (linksys) I have a static in my router and 4 statics left. So I was wondering about the workgroup or domain and also how should I configure the 2 nics I have in the server ? I want to be able to get into my contacts, calender threw outlook and also use quickbooks pro. I think the old way before I reformat my server has one nic with a static and the other going into my router with a 192.168.15.1 ip. Also I'm going to be setting up the FTP so I can have business drop files there and other places be able to pick them up.