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Windows Small Business Server SBS 2003: A Clear and Concise Administrator's Reference and How-To

Stephanie Knecht-Thurmann

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Book Details

ISBN 139781904811497
Paperback520 pages

About This Book

  • Comprehensive coverage
  • Structured for speed. Find it, do it, finish
  • Perfect companion to the MS Docs and KB

Who This Book Is For

This unique task-based approach makes the book ideal as a step-by-step introduction for the IT specialist moving into network adminstration for the first time and as a results focused reference for the seasoned admin with a specific job to do. The book is lean and focused in style, but the scope is comprehensive. It is probably not suitable for a beginner with no previous OS experience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Small Business Server 2003
Area of Application of the Small Business Server
Features of Small Business Server 2003
Versions of Small Business Server
Hardware Requirements
License Information and Costs
Active Directory as Base Technology for SBS 2003
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
Features of Active Directory
Operation and Description of Active Directory
Chapter 2: Installing SBS 2003
Determining the Network Structure
Adding SBS to a Peer-to-Peer Network
Adding SBS to a Server-Based Network
Fresh Installation of SBS 2003
Installation and Basic Configuration
Installation of other Server Components
Task List for Concluding Configuration
Installed Hot Fixes
Chapter 3: Upgrade and Migration
Migration from Small Business Server 2000 and Windows Server 2000
Migration from Small Business Server 4.5 and Windows Server NT 4.0
Upgrading Small Business Server 2000
Upgrade of Windows Server 2000/2003
Chapter 4: Exchange Server 2003 and Fax Services
Structure of Exchange Server 2003
Administering Exchange Servers
Security Implementation under Exchange
Configuration of the Exchange Server
E-Mail Administration
The POP3 Connector and the SMTP Connector
Outlook Web Access
Special Configuration for Exchange Server with more than 1 GB RAM
Fax Services
Chapter 5: Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
Task of the SharePoint Services
Administering the SharePoint Services
Administration Points of the SharePoint Services
Central Administration Pages
Website Administration Pages
Website Groups
Editing the Contents of the Company Website
File Versioning in SharePoint Services
Upgrading the Servers and the Virtual Server
Managing the Virtual Server
Chapter 6: Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 (ISA)
The Version of ISA Server in SBS 2003
Reading Unencrypted Data
IP Half Scan
Ping of Death
Port Scans
SMTP Relaying
The "First Steps" Wizard
Changing the Configuration of IIS
Installed Services of ISA Server
The Routing Configuration
Configuring a Dial-Up Connection
Routing and Dial-Up Connections
Creating Destination Sets
Creating Content Groups
DNS Intrusion Detection Filter
FTP Access Filter
HTTP Redirector Filter
POP Intrusion Detection Filter
RPC Filter
SMTP Filter
SOCKS V4-Filter
Streaming Media Filter
Base Configuration
Configuring Forwarding
Forward Caching
Reverse Caching
Planned Caching
Distributed Caching
Hierarchical Caching
Chapter 7: SQL Server 2000
Implementation Considerations
The Installation of SQL Server 2000
The Databases of SQL Server
Administering SQL Server
Permissions for Database Access
Backing Up and Restoring the Database
Chapter 8: SBS 2003 Administration
The Server Management Console as Central Administrative Instance
User Management
Managing User Templates
Management of Security Groups and Distribution Groups
Managing Client Computers and Server Computers
Group Policy Management
Software Management and Deployment through Group Polices
Monitoring and Reporting
Backup and Restore
Administration of Network, Internet, and E-Mail
Internal Website
Shares (local)
Changing Configuration Settings for the SBS 2003
The Advanced Management Menu Item
Chapter 9: Update Management in the SBS Network through Software Update Services Server (SUS)
SUS 1.0, SUS 2.0, and their Alternatives
Clients Inventory
Installation of SUS Server 1.0 SP1
Downloading Available Updates on the SUS Server
Preparing Clients for Using the SUS Server
Settings for Automatic Updates Configuration
Updating Clients through the SUS Server
Further Updating
Testing Updates before Installation on Clients
Configuration of Automatic Update without Using the SUS Server
Chapter 10: Terminal Server in an SBS 2003 Environment
Purpose of a Terminal Server
Planning and Initialization of the Terminal Server
Demands Made on the Terminal Server and the Network
Setting Up the Server as a Terminal Server
Opening an Administrator and Computer Account and Establishing a Connection
Setting Up the Terminal Server License Server
Redirecting the "My Documents" Folder
Installation of Client Applications
Configuring the Clients
The Remote Desktop Web Connection
Terminal Server on SBS 2003
Chapter 11: Business Contact Manager 2003
Features of BCM 2003
The Integration of BCM
Installing BCM 2003
Working with BCM 2003
Chapter 12: A Security Strategy for SBS 2003
Verifying the Network Topology
Securing the Router
Verifying the Internet, E-Mail, Network, and Firewall Services on the SBS 2003
Software Updates for the Operating System
Implementing Secure Passwords
Remote Access to the Network
Restricting User Rights
Securing the SBS 2003
Monitoring the SBS 2003
Chapter 13: Troubleshooting Small Business Server 2003
Server Problems
User-Specific Problems
Problems with the Internet
Intranet Problems
E-Mail and Fax Problems
Monitoring Problems
Problems with Mobile Devices

What You Will Learn

All the features of Small Business Server are addressed, including:

  • Initial Installation and configuration, File server set up.
  • Upgrading and migration from both SBS and Windows Server
  • Coverage of Active Directory. 
  • Exchange email and fax services
  • Sharepoint services

In Detail

Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 is the fourth release of the all-in-one server solution from Microsoft. By combining all of the commonly used servers into a single package, Microsoft makes it easier and cheaper for small business and branch offices to run a fully featured network. The basic version of SBS contains a file server for shared and central document and data storage; Exchange email server; Sharepoint services for team collaboration; Internet Security Server for safe connections to the Internet. The Premium edition has the SQL Server 2000 database server installed.

Despite its name and pricing, SBS is actually a very powerful tool capable of supporting workgroups up to 75 users in a range of complex tasks. At the entry level it can be set up and configured to run a small office with a limited range of server requirements. At the advanced level it can delivery a complete range of services to up to 75 users.

This book is aimed at in-house administrators and IT specialists responsible for all aspects of network administration and support, working in offices and organisations for which the all-in-one SBS solution makes sense. It covers each of the services provided in the SBS package. For each server, the most common tasks are walked through step-by-step. Each step is carefully explained and clearly illustrated. The approach is logical and easy to follow.


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