New to 2K3 home network

By andromeduse ·
I am trying to set up a home network with Win 2K3. Can someone tell me if I am doing the right thing?

My cable modem goes into a WIFI Linksys router (its IP is
The router goes into a hub, in which connects 3 workstations and a 2K3 server acting as a DC, DHCP and IIS.

the 2K3 config is:

gateway (the router)

Is everything ok? Will it work?

Thank you

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You will need...

by cmiller5400 In reply to New to 2K3 home network

You will need to configure the DNS on the server to forward requests it doesn't know to go out to the internet otherwise it won't resolve addresses properly...

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What exactly are you trying to achieve here?

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to New to 2K3 home network

That is the real question not will it work.

For instance if you are planing on using ISA which comes with the SBS Version of 2003 it's not the best way to proceed as the Server is not between the External Connection and all the Internal Connections.

But if you just want the 2003 Box to run and collect the Exchange E-Mail and distribute it from there that's going to work but if you want it to be between the LAN and the WAN and scan all incoming Packets it's not going to work very well.


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Simple answer?

Yes, maybe. We need more info here. As Smeg clearly pointed out, it depends entirely on the end justifying the means.

Other than that, I don't see why it won't work. Any clients will have to have their DNS pointing to the W2K3 DC.

The client will try and satisfy its own query (using the DNS Resolver Cache) before forwarding the query to the W2K3 servers which check their locally configured zones then the DNS Server cache. If not found, recursion is used to try and get the information from other DNS servers on t'internet.


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