More 70-282 exam cram: More SBS 2003 setup requirements [Microsoft Small Business Specialist Primer book excerpt]

Hello there – I am the publisher of the above title and I like to hold daily virtual book readings. More passages today about the SBS 2003 setup, requirements, etc. Enjoy!

Requirement

Minimum

Recommended

Additional
items required
for networking

·  Dedicated Class 1 fax modem to use fax service

·  Dedicated Class 1

fax modem to use fax service

·  Pocket PC Phone

Edition 2003 or Smartphone2003 for Outlook Mobile Access

·  Windows XP

Professional or

Windows 2000 Professional for client operating systems

 

* Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install.

Table 5-2

SBS 2003 Premium Edition system requirements

 

Requirement

Minimum

Recommended

CPU speed

300 MHz

550 MHz or faster

RAM

256 MB

512 MB or higher (4 GB max)

Hard disk

5 GB of available hard disk space* (only 2 GB required if upgrading from Small Business Server 2000)

8 GB of available hard disk space* (only 2 GB required if upgrading from Small Business Server 2000)

Drive

CD-ROM

CD-ROM or DVD-ROM

Display

VGA or hardware

that supports console redirection

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


 

Requirement

Minimum

Recommended

 

·  Some server

·  Some server

 

functionality may

functionality may

 

require Internet access, a Microsoft Passport

require Internet access, a Microsoft Passport

Additional

account, and payment

account, and payment

items and

of a separate fee to a

of a separate fee to a

services

service provider; local

service provider; local

required for

and/or long-distance

and/or long-distance

Internet access

telephone toll charges

telephone toll charges

 

may apply.

may apply.

 

·     Broadband or high-

·  Broadband or high‑

 

speed modem Internet

speed modem Internet

 

connection

connection

 

 

·  Dedicated Class 1

fax modem to use fax service

 

 

·  Pocket PC Phone

 

 

Edition 2003 or

Additional

·  Dedicated Class 1

Smartphone 2003 for

items required
for networking

fax modem to use fax service

Outlook Mobile Access

 

 

·  Windows XP

 

 

Professional or

 

 

Windows 2000

 

 

Professional for client operating systems

 

*Actual requirements will vary based on your system configuration and the applications and features you choose to install. Additional available hard-

disk space may be required if you are installing over a network.

IMPORTANT: Clearly the above tables have been obtained from Microsoft and reproduced here. There is an important reason for this apparent copy-and-paste operation (and not just to spare the author from typing it out!). When you take the 70-282 examination, it’s essential to recite “chapter and verse” the system requirements AS UNDERSTOOD AND STATED BY MICROSOFT.

You likely have formulated your own opinion as to what makes an
optimal system baseline for running either Standard or Premium
Edition SBS 2003. Right on! However, your own opinion, while


Chapter 5Installing Windows Small Business Server 2003

reflecting your own personality and professional experience, might not make for a proper answer on the 70-282 exam. Avoid being the test taker who is “too smart” for the exam and views potential correct exam answers with, “I don’t do it that way.” Such an attitude results in retakes!

Real world SBS hardware discussions may be found in the Small Business-related solution accelerators from Microsoft (written by a segment team, which has more editorial freedom than a product team). Visit www.microsoft.com/partner, click Product and Solutions, and then select Solutions for Small and Medium Business.

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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