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SBS 2008 LAG

I am wondering if anyone out there has built a LAG to there SBS 08 box.  I am getting ready to deploy a new server for a client and want to impliment one to the new server.  I know SBS 08 does not like more than one nic but they would be teaming rather then handeling seperat traffic.  Any thoughts?
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Syed Mutahir AliTechnology ConsultantCommented:
NIC Teaming is allowed, although you'll have to set up your team after you run wizards like Connect to the Internet Wizard, or Fix My Network wizard.  As both of these wizards will disable (and break) the team.  Also, if you call for networking support, you may be required to break the team, and go back to a single-NIC to get the support you need.

All in all, this change allows you to choose your network firewall, this can be the hardware or software firewall of your choice!


SBS 2008 doesn't like 2 or more network cards, so teaming is also not very much liked, I have run several installs for customers ranging from 10 users to 70 users using one SBS BOX on a gigabit network and never required a 2nd network card.


It depends on how busy the network / lan traffic can get with emails, shaerpoint ;

NIC Teaming would be good if they have gigabit+ switching to utilize the full potential.

Also, you can better judge your client's usage according to the number of employees, type of business etc.
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