Installing Windows SBS 2003 R2
Posted on 2009-06-29
I manage a network for a volunteer organization and need to migrate from a Windows XP peer-to-peer network to client-server in order to added several more workstations. As it will be a stand-alone DC in a stand-alone forest, it was recommended that I use SBS. I chose SBS 2003 R2 as I only have access to 32-bit systems.
I would like to take advantage of Active Directory and GPO but would like to avoid loading down the system with applications I don't need. When the Component Selection screen comes up, I presume I need all the server tools, but can I leave out Exchange Server and Fax? I don't need email or web hosting, but would like the clients to be able to access the internet for document searches, etc. The server will have two NIC cards.
What about Sharepoint and the other applications bundled with SBS? Can I block their installation or do I need to remove them after installation?