Miltiple Server Deployment


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George Brea

Hi
We are setting a customer with the following:
3 Servers
1-Microsoft Small Business Servers(2000 server)
2-Exchange 2000(2000 server)
3-File and Print server(2000 server)
10 XP Desktop PC's
2 XP laptop
12 Printers (slaved off Laptops and PC's)
1 network scanner
25 Microsoft CALS for growth and scalability.
Which 2000 server should be the domain controller and
which should be child domains or stand alone domains.
Please hurry, I have a week for this. Thank you. Any
help will be greatly appreciated. Yours in IT.
George Brea
P.S. yes, this customer will have internet access and
will require RRAS configured and possibly some VPN.
 
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Brian Desmond [MVP]

Hi George,

You'll definetely want multiple domain controllers for redundancy. I'd make
the File server a DC and the SBS server a DC. You only need one domain for
this, and all the servers & machine should be a member of this domain.

Why are you using SBS in this setup? It comes with 50 CALs and won't accept
any more. Since you're setting up seperate servers, it'd be much cheaper for
you to just buy the 2000 Server license instead of an SBS license.

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Brian Desmond
Windows Server MVP
(e-mail address removed)12.il.us

Http://www.briandesmond.com
 
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George Brea

Hi Brian
Thanks for the info. Actually, the SBS came from a
third source. I suspected that with 2K servers, that's
all I would need expect the clients apps. I will make
the file & printer server the other members. I'll copy
the DC to a second server for redundancy and leave the
Exchange 2000 alone. One last question(I hope upi don't
mind) I have a lab at home with (2) 2K servers routing
through (2) Cisco routers[1-1604 and 1-2501) I can ping
through the routers from each pc using IP but I cannot
ping the domain named pc. I do have entries on the
reverse zones DNS setting but I'm not getting anywhere.
Thanks so much.

George
 
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Brian Desmond [MVP]

Hi George,

Is there a DNS filter on one of the routers?

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Brian Desmond
Windows Server MVP
(e-mail address removed)12.il.us

Http://www.briandesmond.com


George Brea said:
Hi Brian
Thanks for the info. Actually, the SBS came from a
third source. I suspected that with 2K servers, that's
all I would need expect the clients apps. I will make
the file & printer server the other members. I'll copy
the DC to a second server for redundancy and leave the
Exchange 2000 alone. One last question(I hope upi don't
mind) I have a lab at home with (2) 2K servers routing
through (2) Cisco routers[1-1604 and 1-2501) I can ping
through the routers from each pc using IP but I cannot
ping the domain named pc. I do have entries on the
reverse zones DNS setting but I'm not getting anywhere.
Thanks so much.

George



-----Original Message-----
Hi George,

You'll definetely want multiple domain controllers for redundancy. I'd make
the File server a DC and the SBS server a DC. You only need one domain for
this, and all the servers & machine should be a member of this domain.

Why are you using SBS in this setup? It comes with 50 CALs and won't accept
any more. Since you're setting up seperate servers, it'd be much cheaper for
you to just buy the 2000 Server license instead of an SBS license.

--
--
Brian Desmond
Windows Server MVP
(e-mail address removed)12.il.us

Http://www.briandesmond.com





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