Microsoft Small Business Server is a comprehensive and powerful one machine server solution with a broad range of services. Whether you are an experienced sysadmin or an experienced user stepping up to servers for the first time, you'll need to navigate a quick and efficient route through both the software itself and the giant body of official documentation. This book is the perfect companion to keep with you as you set up the system initally, maintain it day to day, and troubleshoot the various issues that arise. The book is comprehensive it is coverage of all the features of SBS 2003, but lean and effective in its style. All the common admin tasks are outlined, and step by step intructions are given. Where technical background matters, it's there. Otherwise there is just what you need to get the job done and move on.
A fully functional and an easy-to-administer IT base is gaining importance even for small
to medium-sized companies aiming for expansion. The Small Business Server 2003
operating system platform addresses this need. The Small Business Server 2003 unites
the essentially important applications—the Windows Server 2003 operating system, the
current version of the Exchange mail server, the Share Point Services for synergy within
a team and, where applicable, the Internet Security and Acceleration Server (ISA), and
the high-capacity MS SQL Server 2000 database—into one package. This package offers
a very attractive price-to-performance ratio. The restriction to only one location is not a
disadvantage for small companies; in fact, it simplifies the administration process.
This book helps the reader to plan, install, configure and operate a Small Business Server
with all its components. The different types of licensing and the update possibilities are
also discussed in this book. As this book cannot be an introduction to the operation of an
operating system, it is primarily aimed at readers who have a working knowledge of
Windows NT, 2000, XP, or Windows Server 2003.
The field of information technology has seen an explosion in the number of new
businesses and startups. It is, however, important to take a realistic look at the needs as
well as constraints of such a setup before investing in a solution—to not get extravagant,
and also to stay practical. This is the thought that is gone behind the development of the
Small Business Server 2003—to provide a server with a range of functions specially
optimized for efficiently running such businesses.