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Setting Up a Network

By m.campbell ·
Hi there,

I work for a charitable organisation in Scotland. I have had excellent advice on Network Management before from TechRepublic. I have another query.

We have a new centre opening soon. It shall have 28 PC's and 1 server. We have purchased SBS 2003 (Premium) as the Operating System for the server. We are about to set up the equipment. We also have a main centre which has 60 users and 3 seperate servers running Windows 2000 (DNS Server), Exchange 2000 and ISA Server. I was wondering how we will go about connecting the new centre to the DNS server and if it is possible to connect SBS 2003 to the main WAN network. The new centre shall have to connect to the main site so users can access their files, gain access to email and internet access.

Hope you can offer guidance.

Thanks in advance.


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by CG IT In reply to Setting Up a Network

return the SBS software and buy Windows 2003 Standard Edition.

Small Business Server does not establish trusts between domains [this is by design]. If you need to create trusts between domains, do not use SBS software. Secondly, Small Business Server has a 75 user or client connection limit after which no more connections can be made.

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by CG IT In reply to

I say return SBS 2003 and get Windows 2003 because you have mentioned that there is an existing network with 3 servers and 60 users. I have to assume that that existing network is an AD network and is it's own domain. you can not join that domain to the SBS domain as part of a forest of domains because you can not establish trust relationships between domains [child included] in the small business server edition.

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