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Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Unleashed

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If you are new to the world of Microsoft Small Business Server 2003, Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Unleashed can provide you with real-world support experience as you get started or explore your upgraded server. Written and reviewed by Small Business Server MVPs, this book provides valuable coverage of Mac platform integration, as well as the integration of ISA 2004, SharePoint, FrontPage, Exchange, and SQL Server. You will develop a ...

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Overview

If you are new to the world of Microsoft Small Business Server 2003, Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Unleashed can provide you with real-world support experience as you get started or explore your upgraded server. Written and reviewed by Small Business Server MVPs, this book provides valuable coverage of Mac platform integration, as well as the integration of ISA 2004, SharePoint, FrontPage, Exchange, and SQL Server. You will develop a number of new skills, including:

  • Planning SBS installations.
  • Troubleshooting SBS installation problems.
  • Adding additional servers to the SBS network.
  • Troubleshooting common Exchange problems.
  • Working with ISA 2004 in the SBS environment.
  • Troubleshooting common IIS problems in SBS.
  • Working with SharePoint Team Services and the Companyweb interface.
  • Configuring SBS and Macintosh clients for integrating the two platforms.
Make complex networking accessible with Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 Unleashed.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780672328053
  • Publisher: Sams
  • Publication date: 9/7/2005
  • Series: Unleashed Series
  • Pages: 696
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

Eriq Neale, SBS MVP, spent a year on the SBS support team at Microsoft, giving him troubleshooting insight with the product that the majority of other consultants and authors do not have. This breadth of experience landed Eriq a position as a Support Engineer with Microsoft in 2004. During that year, he worked on the Small Business Server support team, providing support on all three levels of the SBS product: SBS 4.5, SBS 2000, and SBS 2003 Standard and Premium. In addition to supporting Microsoft customers, Eriq also developed a number of internal support documents for SBS technologies and solutions, and provided assistance to team members on Macintosh integration issues.
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IntroductionIntroduction

Microsoft's recent focus on the small business market segment is nowhere more evident than in the development and marketing of the Small Business Server product. For years, while Microsoft pushed the mentality that each of its major product offerings really needed to be installed on separate servers, a small group of developers quietly worked to integrate these enterprise-level technologies into a single-server implementation that worked reliably. But not until the Small Business Server 2003 product did Microsoft really get it right. And with the release of Service Pack 1 for SBS 2003, the product has reached a maturity that equals the demand small businesses have for such a product.

With the announcement of the Small Business Specialist designation in the summer of 2005, Microsoft began a huge marketing push to get existing partners to qualify for the designation as well as to draw new partners into the program. Many larger partners have not had the exposure to the product or the market space and frequently find themselves in a jam when working with the SBS product for the first time. Until now, there has not been a single reliable resource for partners to use to not only get an understanding of the SBS product but also to "go beyond the wizards" and learn the best ways to customize the product.

This book was developed to fit that need. Each chapter in the book covers a technology or implementation issue at several levels. First, the chapter introduces the topic and gives a fairly detailed overview for the reader who has not been exposed to the topic previously. Second, the chapter presents the configuration settings for adefault installation, where appropriate, as a reference for the reader. Next, the chapter goes into advanced configuration for the technology, including how-to steps for commonly requested customizations. Finally, the chapter ends with a troubleshooting section that details more than just "rerunning the wizard."

In addition, this book spreads beyond the typical Microsoft publication on a topic by covering aspects of Small Business Server installations that consultants face in the real world. Consultants who have needed to incorporate other operating systems, Macintosh and Linux specifically, into an SBS network now have a set of reference and how-to material that will aid them in quickly including these technologies into the SBS environment.

This text is not the end-all, be-all on the SBS topic, however. Certain topics and issues had to be left out to keep the book at a reasonable size. Technician's toolkits are large enough already without lugging an 80-pound book along with them. For those topics not addressed within these pages, the reader can review the public references found in Appendix A, "SBS Resources," to locate help and reference materials. The SBS community is worldwide, and the majority of community members is more than willing to help out a newcomer when he runs into the first major problem.Book Overview

  • Part I, "Overview of Microsoft Small Business Server 2003," details the history of the product and presents the business case for using SBS in a small office environment.

  • Part II, "SBS 2003 Installation," covers the planning and execution of a Small Business Server 2003 new installation.

  • Part III, "SBS 2003 Networking," focuses on the networking technologies of SBS, including DHCP, DNS, IIS, remote access, VPN, and Terminal Services.

  • Part IV, "Security," takes an in-depth look at security issues facing network administrators at both the server and workstation level.

  • Part V, "Exchange," focuses on the email features of SBS at the client and server level and covers Exchange disaster recovery issues as well.

  • Part VI, "Web Technologies," looks at two of the most popular innovations of SBS, Remote Web Workplace and Companyweb.

  • Part VII, "Client Connectivity," details the management of clients in the SBS network and covers incorporating Macintosh and Linux clients.

  • Part VIII, "Administration and Management," takes an in-depth look at the maintenance side of SBS, including the monitoring and reporting tools, backups, group policy, and keeping systems up to date with security patches.

  • Part IX, "Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server," looks at ISA 2004 and how it integrates into the SBS environment.


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Table of Contents

1 Understanding SBS technologies 7
2 Making the business case for SBS 23
3 Planning a new SBS installation 39
4 Installing SBS 2003 SP1 on a new server 59
5 DNS, DHCP, and active directory integration 87
6 Internet information services 115
7 Routing and remote access service, VPN, and firewalls 145
8 Terminal services 163
9 Server security 177
10 Workstation security 197
11 Client connectivity 227
12 Exchange management 257
13 Exchange disaster recovery 285
14 SharePoint and the company Web site 325
15 Remote Web workplace 355
16 Users and computers 373
17 Integrating the Macintosh into a small business server 2003 environment 399
18 Backing up small business server 441
19 Monitoring and reporting 461
20 Group policy 479
21 Managing workstations through group policy 509
22 Security patches and hotfixes 527
23 Internet security and Acceleration Server 2004 basics 561
24 Internet security and Acceleration Server 2004 advanced administration 585
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Preface

Introduction

Microsoft's recent focus on the small business market segment is nowhere more evident than in the development and marketing of the Small Business Server product. For years, while Microsoft pushed the mentality that each of its major product offerings really needed to be installed on separate servers, a small group of developers quietly worked to integrate these enterprise-level technologies into a single-server implementation that worked reliably. But not until the Small Business Server 2003 product did Microsoft really get it right. And with the release of Service Pack 1 for SBS 2003, the product has reached a maturity that equals the demand small businesses have for such a product.

With the announcement of the Small Business Specialist designation in the summer of 2005, Microsoft began a huge marketing push to get existing partners to qualify for the designation as well as to draw new partners into the program. Many larger partners have not had the exposure to the product or the market space and frequently find themselves in a jam when working with the SBS product for the first time. Until now, there has not been a single reliable resource for partners to use to not only get an understanding of the SBS product but also to "go beyond the wizards" and learn the best ways to customize the product.

This book was developed to fit that need. Each chapter in the book covers a technology or implementation issue at several levels. First, the chapter introduces the topic and gives a fairly detailed overview for the reader who has not been exposed to the topic previously. Second, the chapter presents the configuration settings for a default installation, where appropriate, as a reference for the reader. Next, the chapter goes into advanced configuration for the technology, including how-to steps for commonly requested customizations. Finally, the chapter ends with a troubleshooting section that details more than just "rerunning the wizard."

In addition, this book spreads beyond the typical Microsoft publication on a topic by covering aspects of Small Business Server installations that consultants face in the real world. Consultants who have needed to incorporate other operating systems, Macintosh and Linux specifically, into an SBS network now have a set of reference and how-to material that will aid them in quickly including these technologies into the SBS environment.

This text is not the end-all, be-all on the SBS topic, however. Certain topics and issues had to be left out to keep the book at a reasonable size. Technician's toolkits are large enough already without lugging an 80-pound book along with them. For those topics not addressed within these pages, the reader can review the public references found in Appendix A, "SBS Resources," to locate help and reference materials. The SBS community is worldwide, and the majority of community members is more than willing to help out a newcomer when he runs into the first major problem.

Book Overview

  • Part I, "Overview of Microsoft Small Business Server 2003," details the history of the product and presents the business case for using SBS in a small office environment.
  • Part II, "SBS 2003 Installation," covers the planning and execution of a Small Business Server 2003 new installation.
  • Part III, "SBS 2003 Networking," focuses on the networking technologies of SBS, including DHCP, DNS, IIS, remote access, VPN, and Terminal Services.
  • Part IV, "Security," takes an in-depth look at security issues facing network administrators at both the server and workstation level.
  • Part V, "Exchange," focuses on the email features of SBS at the client and server level and covers Exchange disaster recovery issues as well.
  • Part VI, "Web Technologies," looks at two of the most popular innovations of SBS, Remote Web Workplace and Companyweb.
  • Part VII, "Client Connectivity," details the management of clients in the SBS network and covers incorporating Macintosh and Linux clients.
  • Part VIII, "Administration and Management," takes an in-depth look at the maintenance side of SBS, including the monitoring and reporting tools, backups, group policy, and keeping systems up to date with security patches.
  • Part IX, "Internet Security and Acceleration (ISA) Server," looks at ISA 2004 and how it integrates into the SBS environment.

© Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved.

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