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



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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Business Contact Manager 2003

Features of BCM 2003

The Integration of BCM

Installing BCM 2003

Working with BCM 2003

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

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

SBS 2003 and Firewalls without ISA Server

Configuration of a DHCP Server for SBS 2003

Configuration of a DHCP Server for SBS 2003