70-282 Exam Cram: Installing Windows Small Business Server 2003 [Microsoft Small Business Specialist Primer book excerpt]

Folks – I am the publisher of the above title and I love hold virtual book readings where I post up a passage! Enjoy the start of Chapter 5

CHAPTER 5

Installing Windows Small

Business Server 2003

This chapter discusses the installation of a Windows Small Business Server: first- time installation, upgrading from Small Business Server 2000, and migrating from Small Business Server 4.5 or an NT 4.0 Server.

Deployment Planning

Preparing for an operating system installation requires many steps and a lot of in-depth planning. You need a fundamental understanding of Windows Small Business Server 2003 and its features, and you must decide which of those features to deploy to make an appropriate fit for the business. Knowing how to take advantage of technology is the key to increasing productivity, reducing total cost of ownership (TCO), and improving workflow processes. Deployment planning works from the ground up, so let’s get started with the basics.

IMPORTANT: Microsoft’s product documentation, which ships with the SBS 2003 product (Quick Start Guide) and numerous other good­ies, can assist you in understanding the Microsoft view of the world with respect to deployment planning. Part of passing an exam, as you may well recall from grammar school, is to appreciate the intent of the teacher. In this case, the teacher is Microsoft.


System Requirements

First we need to ensure that we have a sufficient hardware-level to support the Windows Small Business Server minimum requirements as shown in the Tables 5-1 and 5-2. (Remember that the exam is based on Windows Server 2003 and has not been updated to reflect Windows Server 2003 R2.)

Table 5-1

SBS 2003 Standard Edition system requirements

 

Requirement

Minimum

Recommended

CPU speed

300 MHz

550 MHz or faster

RAM

256 MB

384 MB or higher (4 GB max)

Hard disk

4 GB of available hard disk space*

8 GB of available hard disk space*

Drive

CD-ROM

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

Display

Super VGA, 256-color monitor and video

adapter (800×600 or higher resolution)

Super VGA (800 × 600) or higher-resolution monitor

Other devices

·  Hardware that supports console redirection

·  Ethernet network
interface card

·  Keyboard and Microsoft Mouse or compatible pointing device

·  Two Ethernet network interface cards

Additional
items and
services

required
for Internet

access

·  Some server

functionality requires Internet access and payment of a separ- ate fee to a service

provider; local and/or long distance telephone charges may apply.

·  Broadband or high- speed modem Internet connection

·  Some server

functionality requires Internet access and payment of a separate fee to a service

provider; local and/or long distance telephone charges may apply.

·  Broadband or high­speed modem Internet connection


cheers….harrybbbb

Harry Brelsford, CEO at SMB Nation (www.smbnation.com)

MBA, MCSE, CNE, CLSE, CNP, MCP, MCT, SBSC (Microsoft Small Business Specialist)

PS – did you know my Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) book is almost here? Yes!

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