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


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.