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

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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

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.

  • Comprehensive coverage
  • Structured for speed. Find it, do it, finish
  • Perfect companion to the MS Docs and KB
Page Count 520
Course Length 15 hours 36 minutes
ISBN 9781904811497
Date Of Publication 13 Aug 2005
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Server Problems
User-Specific Problems
Problems with the Internet
Intranet Problems
E-Mail and Fax Problems
Monitoring Problems
Problems with Mobile Devices


Stephanie Knecht-Thurmann

Stephanie Knecht-Thurmann was born in 1975 in Itzehoe. She graduated in 1994, and went on to study classical philology (Latin and Ancient Greek) and German at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel. In 2001 she started working for a systems house in Hanover, where she was responsible for the technical documentation of complex IT systems for systems management in heterogeneous architectures. She earned various certifications, such as for Novadigm—RADIA. She also gained experience in the Microsoft Windows environment, especially Windows 2000 Server, Small Business Server, and their successors. Stephanie Knecht-Thurmann started on her own with Knecht Consult in 2002 in Barsinghausen. Since then she has been advising companies on deployment of Microsoft products in mission-critical areas (consultation for a newspaper publisher in Vancouver, Canada, and Internet-based projects for several companies in Tashkent, Uzbekistan). Apart from this, she has also been active in the publishing field with books in German on these subjects. In 2003 her book Active Directory was published by Addison-Wesley with great success; in 2004 the book Small Business Server 2003 appeared under the same label. Other publications are already in progress.