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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.
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You don't have to do anything with the switch inless you need a very special configuration (it is not your case). Configuring a switch ports for special purposes (for example VLANS, or change default port speed) requires good knowledge and understanding what do you do and what do you want to achieve with it.
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