SBS 2003 R2 setup and DHCP and Internet questions !
Posted on 2008-11-02
I currently have 4 pc's connected to the internet (atlantic broadband) into a wireless router and sharing the internet with the router providing the DHCP for the internet and workgroup.
I just bought a dell server with SBS 2003 R2. It has 2 ethernet ports.
The purpose of the server is for in-house email and public calendering with outlook 2003.
I also purchased 2 Dell's Firebox's to hook up this office and our other office in a different city and to make a VPN between the offices. The firebox has an easy WYSIWYG setup(claimed by a dell tech)
Now for my questions:
How do I handle DHCP for communicating to the internet and to establish the connection between all pc's? Is it thru the server ?
Do I need to setup Active Directory?
I want each computer to still get the internet connection. Does the internet go to the dell server and then shared to each pc?
Obviously I've never setup SBS 2003, so I am open to any advice to help me accomplish these goals.
Do I run the cable modem line into the