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Introduction to Small Business Server 2003 Part 1


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This is the second of a three part series that covers the basics of installing, configuring and maintaining Microsoft Small Business Server 2003. …

This is the second of a three part series that covers the basics of installing, configuring and maintaining Microsoft Small Business Server 2003.

This part covers an introduction to what Small Business Server is and how to determine the best configuration. It also covers how to install the product.

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  • 1. Small Business Server B siness Se e Part 1 Presented by : Robert Crane BE MBA MCP director@ciaops com Computer Information Agency Agenda Week 1 – What is SBS / Setup Week 2 – Using & configuring SBS Week 3 – Troubleshooting 2
  • 2. Week 1 Agenda SBS “fit” in Microsoft product line. fit line History of SBS. SBS versions and contents. Considerations limitations. Conside ations & limitations Hardware recommendations. Installing the product. 3 Simplifying The Power Of Microsoft Windows Server for Small and Medium Businesses Level IV Level III Level II Level I Windows XP Wi d Windows Wi d SBS 2003 Multi-Server M lti S Professional Small Business + Windows Specialization Peer-to-Peer Server 2003 Server 2003 Extend The Networking Grow Your Integrate Servers PC Value Solution for Windows Network for Maximum Performance for Your Small Business to Meet Expanding and Flexibility Business Business Needs 4
  • 3. History Version 4.0 ( 1997 ) Version 4.5 ( 1998 ) Version 2000 Version 2003 Version 2003 R2 ( 2006 ) Version 2008 (Nov 2008) 5 SBS V4.0 SBS 2003 SBS 2003 R2 SBS V4.5 SBS 2000 SBS2003 Sales Windows Small Business Server 2003 Windows Small Business Server 2000 “It's hard to beat the value and powerful out-of-the-box out-of-the- functionality of SBS 2003” 6 PC Magazine
  • 4. Why use SBS ? Value for money. Use high end applications like Exchange and SQL. Remote access. Centralized information storage and management. Improved security security. Get Outlook 2003 included. (not SBS 2008) Fax server. Get ready made intranet ( Sharepoint ). 7 Top Ten Reasons To Use Windows Small Business Server 2003 Create a central and secure place to store critical business information. Guard against data loss. g Ensure network security, thoroughly and easily. Keep your business up and running. Access information from anywhere, anytime and any device. Improve team performance through enhanced collaboration. Increase sales and reduce costs by analyzing and managing your y y g g gy business with line-of-business applications. line-of- Reach more customers and serve them better, all day, every day. Get up and running quickly and easily. Get a platform that is easy to grow with today and tomorrow. 8
  • 5. Requirements ( Microsoft ) Minimum Processor : 300Mhz Memory : 256MB Disk : 5GB Recommended Processor : 500Mhz Memory : 512MB Disk : 10 GB 19 Windows Small Business Server 2003 - System Requirements Standard and Premium Editions: – 550 MHz or faster processor clock speed recommended; 300 MHz minimum – Intel Pentium/Celeron family, or AMD K6/Athlon/Duron family, or family family compatible processor – CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive CD- DVD- – Super VGA (800 x 600) or higher-resolution monitor recommended; higher- VGA or hardware that supports console redirection required – Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device, or hardware that supports console redirection – Ethernet network interface card from the Windows Server 2003 Hardware Compatibility List Standard Edition Premium Edition – 384 MB of RAM or higher – 512 MB of RAM or higher recommended (256 MB recommended (256 MB minimum; 4 minimum: 4 GB GB maximum) maximum) – 5 GB of available hard-disk space* (2 hard- – 4 GB of available GB required if upgrading from SBS hard- hard-disk space* 2000) 20 * Actual requirements will vary based on system configuration and the applications and features selected for install.
  • 6. Recommendations – SBS2003 Minimum 2GB RAM ( 4GB better ). ) Dual processor. RAID disk. 80 GB Hard disk space. 2 x network cards cards. External tape drive. Dual power supply. Uninterruptible Power Supply. 21 Limitations 75 license limit limit. 4GB Server RAM. (SBS2003 only) All server software on single server. SBS Server must be root of active directory ( i.e. first server in domain ). 1 Exchange email organization. 16GB total private email storage. ( With Exchange SP2 now up to 75GB, SBS2003 only ) 22
  • 7. Windows Small Business Server 2003 Licensing Server/CAL Model: Cost- Cost-effective Scalable Flexible New Options: User or Device CALs External Connectors User CAL Device CAL Allows a named user to access Allows multiple users to access the server from multiple the server from a single device devices Example: A call-center terminal call- Example: A sales person who is used by 3 different people accesses their email through a throughout a day. laptop, phone, and web browser. Only 1 device CAL is used 23 Only 1 user CAL is used • Automated, network-wide patch and update management for network- all Microsoft Update supported products, lowering the costs of ll Mi ft U d t t d d t l i th t f managing a Microsoft-based network and helping to maintain Microsoft- a more secure infrastructure. • Increased mailbox limits from 16 GB to 75 GB, enabling improved productivity for employees. • Inclusion of SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition technology in SBS 2003 R2 Premium Edition. Edition • Expanded client access license (CAL) rights, including access to additional Exchange Server 2003 and SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition servers in the SBS 2003 R2 network, allowing customers more flexibility in growth. 24
  • 8. Misconceptions dispelled Can have multiple servers in SBS domain. Can have multiple domains and SBS on same cabling. Applications like Exchange, SQL, ISA, etc are the same as enterprise editions just limited to operate on the SB server. Things work better using wizards. 25 SBS 2008 15-Nov- 15-Nov-2008 26
  • 9. Server Essential 2008 15-Nov- 15-Nov-2008 27 SBS 2008 differences 64 bit hardware No support for tape drive backups Easier to set up and migrate Premium supports 2 server environment Only support for 1 network card configuration No inbuilt firewall 28
  • 10. SBS 2008 differences Based on Windows Server 2008 Includes Exchange 2007 Does not include Outlook client Includes SharePoint v3 SBS more expensive, Cals cheaper p , p Can add 1 Cal at a time (SBS 2003 = min 5 cals) cals) Add memory > 4GB ( 8-10 GB 8- 29 recommended. Planning Hardware. Hardware Disk space / partitioning. Internet connection. Migration. Licensing. Licensing IP addressing. Management. 30
  • 11. Hardware Name brand bundles offer best value. Warranty, ensure 3 – 5 years. Use disk redundancy = RAID. Aim for 3 - 5 year time frame. Memory is cheap, so use as much as you can. Install an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). Co s de edu da t power supplies server. Consider redundant po e supp es in se e Ensure that all firmware is up to date prior to install. Recommend CAT6 cabling to support gigabit Ethernet. Recommend external tape drive for off site backups. 31 Hardware – RAID Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks Non - RAID RAID 1 RAID 5 XDisk X Disk Disk X Disk Disk Disk Data Data Data Data loss No Data loss No Data loss With hot swap technology 32 Downtime No Downtime No Downtime
  • 12. Hardware – RAID Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks RAID 5 ( 4 Disk set : 3 + Spare ) X Disk Disk Disk Disk Disk Data Spare Spare Automatic fail over No Data loss 33 No Downtime Hardware – RAID Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks RAID 5 ( 4 Disk set : 3 + Spare ) ) 4 No Spare Disk Disk Disk Disk Data Spare Free space Data growth No Data loss 34 No Downtime
  • 13. Hardware – UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply Non - UPS Non - UPS UPS X Power X X Power Po er Power loss Data loss No Data loss Downtime No Downtime 35 Hardware – UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply p pp y Non - UPS UPS UPS Power Power Power surge Data loss No Data loss 36 Downtime No Downtime
  • 14. Bundle Deals 37 Disk partitioning SBS 2003 Spilt disk into 3 partitions C:, D:, E: C: D: C: = 1/6th total disk – Windows (up to 25GB) D: = 2/6th total disk – Programs (up to 30GB) E: = 3/6th total disk – Data / F: = CD-ROM CD- Recommend that backup device can store all data on one media ( ie tape ). 38
  • 15. Disk partitioning SBS 2008 Minimum C: during setup = 65 GB All software is installed to C: by default Data can be relocated later via wizards Recommended that at least 1 additional drive be created for data storage. 39 Internet connection Can use dial up – but don’t ! don t Broadband with static ( set ) IP address. Use server to host emails but not web sites. Static IP address allows easier remote access and management. Broadband packages are cheap, so get one with a big download limit. 40
  • 16. Migration – SBS 2003 Clean installs to new hardware always best. best Can only upgrade from SBS 2000 or Windows 2000 ( or better ) installations. Can upgrade from SBS 2003 Standard to Premium if needed. Can upgrade from SBS 2003 Demo to Retail pg ade f om if needed. Can upgrade SBS 2003 to Enterprise editions of Windows Server, Exchange, etc via a ‘transition pack’. 41 IP addressing Default = 192.168.16.X 192 168 16 X Can make anything you like. Choose reserved addressing ( usually 10.X.X.X ) 42
  • 17. Management Networks require continued maintenance to perform optimally. Software needs regular updating and patching. User requirements constantly change. Security always challenge. Sec it is al a s a challenge Consider who is going to do this ? Do you want to do it ? SBS is Microsoft’s MOST COMPLEX product. 43 New Certification “Microsoft Small Business Specialists are Microsoft specially trained to understand small business needs. They can help you choose and implement the right business solution more quickly and easily, saving time and money.” il i i d ” 44
  • 18. The plan – SBS 2003 Workstation Remote User Tape Drive Switch ADSL Router SB Server Internet Fax Modem 45 The plan – SBS 2008 Workstation Remote User Switch ADSL Router Internet Fax Modem SB Server 46
  • 19. The plan – SBS 2003 Small Business Server Intranet Emails Server Internet Sharepoint Exchange y Proxy Internet ISA Firewall Fax server Database File & Print Server 47 Windows 2003 SQL Installing – SBS 2003 1. 1 Blue screen / DOS part part. 2. Graphical Windows 2003 setup. 3. Applications setup. 4. User and computer setup. 5. Client computer setup. 48
  • 20. Installing – Blue screen 1. 1 Install disk drivers drivers. 2. Create C: partition only. 3. 3 Format partition and install Windows Server 2003 files. 49 50
  • 21. Installing – Blue screen Demo Stage 1 St 51 Installing – Windows 1. 1 Set server name name. 2. Set administrator password. 3. Enter license key. 52
  • 22. 53 Installing – Windows Demo Stage 2 St 54
  • 23. Configuring – Networking After Windows 2003 install returned to Windows. Add additional drivers. Partition and format remaining hard disk. Select server and domain names. Commence SBS application install. 55 56
  • 24. 57 SBS Domain names By default have .local extension. local extension Are meant for internal use only. Don’t use .com or extensions. If using Macintoshes in domain use .LOC or .LAN domain extension. LOC LAN extension Avoid using domain names with spaces or special characters ( eg !@#$% etc ). 58
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  • 26. 61 SBS server IP address 192 168 16 2 by default default. Can be changed to any valid IP address. Use “private” IP address range if possible. This IP range is what all internal devices will need to connect on. 62
  • 27. 63 64
  • 28. 65 Installing – Applications Demo Stage 3 St 66
  • 29. Installing – Applications After Windows 2003 install returned to Windows. Add additional drivers. Partition and format remaining hard disk. Select server and domain names. Commence SBS application install. 67 68
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  • 32. Installing – Applications Demo Stage 4 St 73 Premium installation Install Premium components ( SQL & ISA ) after standard install complete. Install SQL 2005 first. Install ISA 2004. Install Exchange + Sharepoint patches. Install 2003 R2 Technologies. 74
  • 33. 75 76
  • 34. Installing – Applications Demo Stage 5 St 77 Installing Reboot when complete. Install Critical updates. 78
  • 35. SBS 2003 Service Pack 1 ( if you have prior versions of SBS 2003) Available as a download or CD from Microsoft Includes : – Exchange 2003 Service Pack 1 ( SP2 now available ) – Sharepoint Service Pack 1 (SP3 now available ) – SQL Service Pack 4 ( SBS Premium only ) – ISA 2004 ( SBS Premium only ) – Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP2 now available) – SBS Service Pack 1 Don’t install Windows Server 2003 SP2 or ISA 2004 individually ! ( Things break ) 79 Service Pack 1 – how to tell 80
  • 36. Installing – User setup Follow “To Do list To Do” list. Connect to Internet. Adding multiple users. Adding computers & applications. 81 82
  • 37. Installing – To Do list Demo 83 Installing – Workstations Physically connect workstation to network. Open browser. Type in http://servername http://servernameconnectcomputer Follow prompts. 84
  • 38. Installing – Workstations Demo 85 Other installations Anti- Anti-virus Anti- Anti-spyware Backup software Line of business applications ( ie accounting, production etc ) accounting production, Ensure that are compatible with SBS ! 86
  • 39. References - Microsoft SBS Site - SBS R2 - SBS Features - RAID information - Microsoft Small Business entry page - SBS 2008 - Server 2008 Essential E i l 87