2 Small Business Servers to run on one internet connection
Posted on 2010-08-23
I am attempting to run a dummy domain for testing purposes only. I have read here on EE that it is possible to run 2 versions of Windows Small Business Server 2003 (Premium Edition) as long as one of the servers is behind a router. This is what I've got:
My CISCO ASA 5505 firewall has one port that is for a conference room and it separates the network from the conference room so that if a client needs internet access, they can get online but keeps them from tapping into our network. From the wall outlet that the client can plug into I've inserted a small switch (Netgear safe router). That connection is then run to my office where I have a D-Link switch. This is where the dummy domain will go. I've tested the client computers for online connectivity and they work fine.
IPCONFIG on one of the clients gives me:
Connection-Specific DNS Suffix: MyDomainName.local
IP Address 10.0.0.4
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 10.0.0.1
My questions are:
Since I am not using either server as a mail server (I'm using a POP3 through a third party) when I begin the "Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard" I am unsure of the settings that I need to get internet connectivity. It is asking me for a Preferred DNS Server and Local IP address of router. I do not know what to put in those dialog boxes.
Also, will this server configuration be able to be swapped out for the Original server (I have used the identical domain name) in the event of a catastrophic failure? This is pending I set up all permissions accurately.