What is considered as Best Practices for a small office network?
Posted on 2013-11-13
I have several clients with small offices networks ranging from 10 to 25 PC's plus multifunctional equipment. The most common setup is a Router/Modem working as DCHP Server and Gateway, some server working as File or Database Server and all the clients getting their network configuration from the DHCP Server(router) with exception of File Server or Multifunctional printer configured as static IP. Although this setup works most times, sometimes we've found issues working with mapped drives and or domains. I've read that for instance the DNS Server is a key for domain performance, but sometimes clients don't want the complexities that this type of configuration brings and the security is not an issue. I've seen that the term "Best Practices" is widely used these days and I was wondering which are best practices indeed for this scenario.