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Title:
Sams teach yourself Microsoft Small Business Server 4.5 in 21 days
Author:
Brelsford, Harry.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Indianapolis, Ind. : Sams, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xix, 738 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
General Note:
CD-ROM includes: Ping Plotter 2.03; Diskeeper 4.0 trialware; Undelete Server 1.2 for Windows NT 4.0; SPQuery 3.0 demo; SPClean Utilities; Y2K hotfixes; Source Check 2000; Adobe Acrobat Reader; WinZip 7.0.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780672315138
Format :
Book

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Summary

'Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Small Business Server in 21 Days', gives the reader a hands-on guide to installing and managing Microsoft's Small Business Server (SBS) product.


Author Notes

Harry Brelsford is the Network Consulting Manager for CN Consulting, a subsidiary of Clark Nuber PS. He is also an instructor in Seattle Pacific University's AATP MCSE evening program and a contributing editor at Microsoft Certified Professional Magazine.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Week 1 Getting Started With Small Business Server (SBS)p. 5
Day 1 Welcome to Small Business Server 4.5p. 7
Defining SBSp. 8
SBS Philosophy 101p. 15
Deciding Whether SBS Is for Youp. 19
Business Reasons for SBSp. 21
Lunchp. 23
Microsoft SBS Design Goalsp. 24
Defining the SBS Market: The Small-Business Modelp. 25
Who Are the SBS Customers?p. 28
SBS Architecturep. 34
The Future of SBSp. 38
Summaryp. 39
Day 2 Planning for Small Business Serverp. 41
Planning Basicsp. 41
Springer Spaniels Unlimitedp. 41
SBS Project Managementp. 43
SBS Expectation Management and Perceptionp. 61
Selecting SBS Service Providersp. 63
Lunchp. 66
Advanced Planning Issuesp. 73
Softwarep. 73
Hardwarep. 78
SBS Budgetingp. 84
Summaryp. 85
Day 3 Installing Small Business Serverp. 87
Time To Installp. 87
Preinstallation Tasksp. 88
SBS Setupp. 100
Time Flies!p. 114
Initial Bootp. 114
SBS Console/To Do Listp. 114
Final Configuration and Testingp. 120
Lunchp. 124
Advanced Setup Issuesp. 125
Advanced SBS Setup Issuesp. 127
Upgrading to SBSp. 132
Troubleshooting Setup Errorsp. 133
Summaryp. 133
Day 4 Setting Up The Workstation Clientp. 135
The Client Sidep. 135
Workstation Installation Planp. 136
SBS Workstation Setup Processp. 142
ERD Updatep. 157
Lunchp. 157
Advanced Workstation Setup Topicsp. 159
SBS Versus Regular Windows NT Serverp. 159
Windows For Workgroupsp. 163
Other Workstation Operating Systemsp. 163
Devitt's Skinny Machinep. 166
Alternative Workstation Installationsp. 167
Any User, Any Time!p. 169
Troubleshooting SBS Workstation Setupsp. 171
Summaryp. 175
Day 5 Managing the Small Business Server Management Consolep. 177
Exploring the Home and Tasks Sheetsp. 179
The Home Sheetp. 179
The Tasks Sheetp. 182
Lunchp. 200
More Tasks and Online Guidep. 201
The More Tasks Sheetp. 201
Relationship to Windows NT Server and Big BackOfficep. 217
Summaryp. 217
Day 6 Daily and Weekly SBS Administration (The Dirty Dozen)p. 219
SBS Dirty Dozenp. 220
Tape Backup and Restorep. 220
Folder and File Security: Sharing and NTFSp. 234
Mapping Drivesp. 242
Lunchp. 250
More SBS Dirty Dozenp. 251
Adding and Managing Users, Groups, and Computersp. 251
UPS Power Levelsp. 255
Logon/Logoff Statusp. 257
End-User Supportp. 261
Check System Healthp. 263
Run Virus Detectionp. 268
Installing/Removing Applicationsp. 270
Reportingp. 273
Working Smarter Each Dayp. 275
SBS Dirty Dozen Checklistp. 276
Summaryp. 276
Day 7 Monthly and Annual SBS Dutiesp. 277
The Monthly Rebootp. 278
Disk Defragmentationp. 280
Service Packs, Patches, Upgrades, and Hot Fixesp. 282
Hard Disk Space Managementp. 284
Virus Protection: Verify Phone Homep. 289
Updating Your SBS Toolkitp. 290
Y2K Testingp. 291
Lunchp. 293
Continuing Monthly and Annualp. 293
Adding Hardwarep. 293
Updating the Emergency Repair Diskp. 294
Rsearch: the Web, Periodicals, and Booksp. 295
Performance Monitor Loggingp. 296
Updating SBS Network Notebookp. 299
Annual Tasksp. 300
Getting Help from Consultants and Internsp. 301
Security Reviewp. 302
Hardware and Software Upgradesp. 302
Trainingp. 303
SBS Budgetp. 303
SBS Annual Retreatp. 304
Summaryp. 305
Week 2 Communicating with SBSp. 307
Day 8 Implementing Outlookp. 309
The Role of Outlookp. 309
Outlook Overviewp. 310
E-Mail Basicsp. 312
Calendar Basicsp. 328
Contacts Basicsp. 333
Lunchp. 338
Advanced Outlookp. 339
Internet E-mail Distribution Listsp. 339
Advanced Contacts Topicsp. 342
Advanced Calendar Topicsp. 346
Public Folders Againp. 350
Faxesp. 353
Manual Configurationsp. 354
Working Offlinep. 357
Securityp. 358
Third-Party Devicesp. 358
Summaryp. 359
Day 9 Connecting to the Internetp. 361
Making the Internet Connectionp. 362
High-speedp. 364
Internet Connection Wizardp. 364
Using the ICWp. 372
Using Internet Explorerp. 385
Lunchp. 386
Advanced Network Topology and Internet Configuration Issuesp. 388
Summaryp. 394
Day 10 Internet Information Server/Index Serverp. 395
Defining IISp. 395
IIS Changesp. 398
IIS Specificsp. 399
Using IIS with SBSp. 400
Next Stepsp. 409
Lunchp. 409
Microsoft Index Serverp. 409
Summaryp. 414
Day 11 Using Proxy Serverp. 415
Proxy Server Basicsp. 415
Lunchp. 419
Working with Proxy Serverp. 419
Two NICsp. 419
The Naughty Reportsp. 421
Third-Party Application Requirementsp. 422
Hyperactive Cachingp. 423
Gateway and Routerp. 425
Dealing with Other Proxy Server Issuesp. 426
Browser Warsp. 426
Advanced Internet Securityp. 426
Summaryp. 427
Day 12 Publishing on the Internet/Intranetp. 429
The WWW Standardp. 429
What Is a Web Page?p. 430
Creating a Web Pagep. 431
Lunchp. 438
Advanced Web Publishing Topicsp. 439
Uploading your Web Sitep. 439
Internet Hosting Costsp. 440
FrontPage Extensionsp. 440
Active Server Pagesp. 441
CGI and ISAPIp. 441
Summaryp. 442
Day 13 Dial-In/Dial-Outp. 443
Remote Accessp. 444
Remote Access Versus Remote Controlp. 444
Remote Access Service (RAS)p. 445
Modem Sharingp. 449
The Case Against Modem Sharingp. 453
Lunchp. 454
Dialing Inp. 454
Dialing In to Your SBS Network via RASp. 454
Using pcAnywherep. 456
Summaryp. 458
Day 14 Faxingp. 459
Defining SBS Faxingp. 459
SBS Fax Componentsp. 463
Lunchp. 473
The SBS Fax Organizationp. 473
Receiving a Faxp. 474
Sending a Faxp. 476
Fax Reportingp. 479
Summaryp. 482
Week 3 Extending SBSp. 483
Day 15 Implementing Microsoft Office 2000p. 485
Microsoft Word Working Papersp. 486
Lunchp. 491
Usability Improvementsp. 492
Easier to Managep. 493
Excel and PowerPointp. 494
Microsoft Excel 2000p. 495
Microsoft PowerPoint 2000p. 498
Summaryp. 500
Day 16 Using Microsoft Exchangep. 501
Microsoft Exchange Basicsp. 502
Limiting Mailbox Sizep. 504
Internet E-mail Namesp. 508
E-mail Reportsp. 509
Immediate Send and Receivep. 510
Lunchp. 511
Advanced Microsoft Exchangep. 512
Configuring the Internet Mail Servicep. 512
Outlook Web Clientp. 516
Moving Exchange to a New Serverp. 517
Backing Up Exchange (GUI and Batch File)p. 518
Non-Exchange E-mail Solutionsp. 518
Hidden Recipientsp. 520
Creating Internet E-mail Addresses via Exchange's Global Address Listp. 521
Forwarding E-mailp. 524
Summaryp. 525
Day 17 SQL Serverp. 527
Defining SQL Serverp. 528
Common Uses of SQL Server on SBS Networksp. 532
SQL Server and Springer Spaniels Unlimitedp. 532
Lunchp. 538
Using Your Springer Spaniels Databasep. 539
Success!p. 542
Advanced SQL: You've Only Just Begunp. 542
Summaryp. 543
Day 18 Advanced Topics: Service Pack 4 and the Option Packp. 545
Go Forwardp. 545
Service Pack 4.0p. 546
Obtaining the Full Version of SP4p. 550
Security Configuration Editor (SCE)p. 550
Lunchp. 555
The Option Packp. 556
Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS)p. 557
Summaryp. 559
Day 19 Installing Business Applicationsp. 561
Installing Great Plains Dynamicsp. 562
Lunchp. 571
Installing More Applicationsp. 571
Xtek Corporationp. 571
Summaryp. 576
Day 20 Advanced Server Managementp. 577
Advanced SBS Management Part Ip. 578
Hardwarep. 578
Softwarep. 582
Supportp. 584
Lunchp. 587
Advanced SBS Management, Part IIp. 587
Server Status Toolsp. 588
Customizing the SBS Consolep. 596
Traditional NT Server Toolsp. 600
Extending the Set Up Computer Wizardp. 602
Advanced Error Reportingp. 609
The Future of SBSp. 610
Summaryp. 611
Day 21 Upgrading to Big BackOfficep. 613
Comparing SBS 4.5 with Big BackOfficep. 614
Compare and Contrastp. 614
Lunchp. 619
Upgrading to Big BackOfficep. 619
Paperworkp. 620
By the Drinkp. 620
Seven-Course Approachp. 628
It's a One-Way Tripp. 629
Summaryp. 629
Appendixesp. 631
Appendix A SBS Resourcesp. 633
Webp. 633
Newslettersp. 634
Newsgroupsp. 634
E-Mail Distribution Listsp. 635
Periodicalsp. 635
General Resourcesp. 635
Appendix B HCLp. 637
Network Adapter Cardsp. 638
Modemsp. 642
Multiport Serial Adapter Boardsp. 642
Appendix C SBS Project Kitp. 643
Early SBS Planning Questionsp. 644
SBS Stakeholdersp. 645
Hardware/Software/Service Provider Listp. 645
Existing User Listp. 646
SBS Server Setup Sheetp. 647
SBS Workstation Setup Sheetp. 648
Basic SBS Proposalp. 650
Project Phases A - Ep. 650
SBS Checklistp. 653
Project Budget versus Actual Variance Reportingp. 661
Existing Infrastructurep. 662
Sample Site Visit Letterp. 663
Daily and Weekly SBS Administration (The Dirty Dozen) Checklistp. 664
Monthly and Annual SBS Tasks Checklistp. 665
Appendix D Migrating from SBS 4.0/4.0a to 4.5p. 667
Appendix E Springer Spaniels Unlimited User Informationp. 671
Springer Spaniels Unlimitedp. 672
SBS Workstation Setup Sheetp. 672
Indexp. 705

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