Switch setup for Win 03 domain /w Ex 03
Posted on 2009-04-29
We run a small Win03 network with a Ex 03 server and around 50 PCs in 2 main locations logging on through 2 DCs. All servers are in a rack but connected to wall mounted network ports via long Cat5 cable, for better cable and admin management, I plan on getting a GB switch and connect all servers to the switch.
I need to find out if there is anything I need to do to configure the switch, e.g., which ports need to be kept open, etc. Reason I asked was that when the domain was first set up, users from the remote location could not log on/check mail and it was due to some ports on switches/equipment blocked by default by our head quarter's IT team, which subsequently released them and all things went back to normal. I am not an IT trained person so just doing whatever I can, thanks.