We have a windows domain controller server, which is currently acting as our gateway and firewall. We want to install a linksys router and convert the domain controller server to a simple file server.
Reason being is this is a small home office setup (3 of us), and the IT person that set it up for them origonally sold them on the idea of a bigger and more complex setup than what was needed, and now we are trapped having to pay him to configure anything for us because the setup is far to complicated for me or anyone to manage.
I want to convert the setup to a simpler setup with each of our computers connecting to the router and then a network share on the server to access our files.
It seems simple in theory, my question is do we have to disable any services or software on the server? Maybe restore the server to factory defaults and configure it again?
As of right now, it controls everything, so I assume that I would need to disable DNS and DHCP?
Thanks for your help!
What needs to be done here? Do I need to disable