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post install sbs2008

peter_lawrie asked
Last Modified: 2012-05-09
I've managed to avoid sbs2008 up to now, but I have a customer who insisted that was what he wanted rather than a simple straightforward reliable Centos linux server.
OK, I've run the install, been shocked by the memory requirements and now I have a running server with a few steps to complete. Before taking it back to the customer to complete his network I have a few questions.
At the moment he has a BT router, a Draytek 2820 was ordered but has not arrived yet. I wanted the router to handle the VPN. I believe I must let the sbs2008 have dhcp and dns, but is there any benefit in using it as a VPN server as well. How can I turn that off?
I gather from googling that the built in backup program does NOT back up Exchange. That seems odd to say the least! I have fitted a 50Gb Blu-Ray DVD, will the built in backup work with that. What about a cheap 3rd party program like Backup4all which seems to support sbs2008  and blu-ray but does not mention Exchange either.
I've installed Forefront, but is this not a short-term trial version. I could not find what it would cost and how does it compare with GFI?
Joining the domain. I would normally join PCs to the domain at each desktop. Is there any point using the wizard on the server?

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