Managing an Intranet Web Server

Creating New Virtual Directories 472 Limiting Network Usage by Web Sites 483 Configuring the Indexing Service 486 Backing Up and Restoring the IIS Configuration 487 Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 automatically installs and configures Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 to serve as an intranet Web server. As such, Windows Small Business Server enables such features as the http companyweb SharePoint intranet site (discussed in Chapter 17, Customizing a SharePoint Web...

Enabling Shadow Copies

Shadow copies are enabled by default on Windows Small Business Server on the volume that houses the Users shared folder, so you don't need to do anything at all to enable them. However, you do need to think about your overall strategy for shadow copies and how you want to use them. You should consider the total amount of storage you'll use for shadow copies, where the shadow copy storage will reside, how often automatic shadow copies will be made and how many versions you're going to keep. If...

Routing POP EMail

Windows Small Business Server and Exchange Server support using a single, global POP3 mailbox for your domain. This allows you to have all e-mail that is sent to your domain automatically delivered to the same mailbox maintained by your ISP. There's no need to assign individual POP3 e-mail boxes to individual Exchange users, no worry about your customers getting bounced e-mail, and so on. When mail is retrieved from the POP3 e-mail box by the Microsoft Connector for POP3 Mailboxes, it is...

Using the Remote Web Workplace

Windows Small Business Server 2003 automatically creates a special Web site on the server called the Remote Web Workplace that provides access to Exchange e-mail (via Outlook Web Access), the SharePoint intranet site, Windows Small Business Server usage reports, Remote Desktop connections, and a couple of methods for connecting to the internal network from across the Internet. The Remote Web Workplace is available on the local network to all clients with correct TCP IP settings, Internet...

Managing Queues

Exchange Server uses queues to handle incoming and outgoing messages. Some of the things you can do with queues are Find messages that are in a queue Shut down all outgoing queues immediately To view the queues on your server, open the Server Management console, expand Advanced Management, expand your Exchange server, expand Servers, expand your server name, and then click Queues to open the Queue Viewer shown in Figure 14-40. Figure 14-40. The Queue Viewer for Exchange Server. Figure 14-40....

Connecting Alternate Clients

Windows XP and Windows 2000 clients provide the best client experience on a Windows Small Business Server 2003 network and take the least amount of time to administer. However, clients running other versions of Windows as well as computers running Mac OS X can be connected to a Windows Small Business Server network if you're willing to expend a little extra effort. The following sections show you how. Note Windows XP Home Edition isn't suitable for full-time use on a Windows Small Business...

Removing a Mirror

If you need to make additional disk space available on your system and you have no additional disks available, you can remove the mirror from a mirrored volume. When you remove a mirror, the data on one of the disks is untouched, but the other disk becomes unallocated space. Of course, you will have lost all redundancy and protection for the data, so you need to take steps to restore the mirror as soon as possible. Until then you might want to modify your backup schedule for the remaining disk....

Using the System Preparation Tool to Image Windows Server

Running the first phase of Windows Small Business Server 2003 Setup using a fully automated answer file usually takes 45-60 minutes, excluding the Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Setup Wizard (which can't be automated). You can achieve the same results in about 5 or 10 minutes using the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) in conjunction with a hard-drive imaging program. However, this process has a few restrictions that make it useful only to consultants and OEMs who frequently install...

Permissions for Counter Logs Trace Logs and Alerts

To create or modify a log or alert, you must have Full Control permission for the registry entry SysmonLog LogQueries. Administrators are assigned this permission by default, and they can grant this permission to users in Regedit.exe. To run the Performance Logs and Alerts service, you must have permission to configure or start services on the system. Administrators are assigned this permission by default and can grant this permission to others using Group Policy. (The built-in groups...

Managing Printers from a Web Browser

Windows Small Business Server 2003 lets you manage printers from any browser, provided you have Internet Printing support installed. To install Internet Printing support, double-click Add Or Remove Programs in Control Panel, click Add Remove Windows Components, select Application Server, click Details, select Internet Information Services (IIS), click Details, select Internet Printing, and then click OK. Once Internet Printing support is installed, complete the following steps to manage...

Configuring Special Permissions

In some circumstances, you might find it necessary to set, change, or remove special permissions on either a file or folder. To access special permissions, complete the following steps 1. Right-click the file or folder and choose Properties from the shortcut menu. 2. Click the Security tab, and then click Advanced. To add a user or group, click Add. Supply the name of the user or group. Click OK to open the Permission Entry dialog box. To view or modify existing special permissions, select the...

Adding Printers with Network Interfaces

If you have a printer with a built-in network connection, you can connect to it in two ways via a standard TCP IP printer port, or via the slower LPR service if the printer refuses to work with a Standard TCP IP printer port. Note You can also connect Windows Small Business Server to printers shared by other Windows servers or clients, and turn around and share these connections using the Add Printer Wizard (choose the Network Printer option). Adding Printers on a Standard TCP IP Printer Port...

Planning the Network Infrastructure

The first tasks in designing a network for your company are to evaluate the computing needs of the organization, choose an Internet connection method and local network type, and select network devices. You also need to choose server hardware as well as client hardware and software. Before designing a network, you need to determine which of the following network capabilities to implement doing so helps ensure that the network design is dictated by business needs instead of fancy technology...

Using ISA Server

Installing the Firewall Client 411 Administering ISA Server 415 Publishing SharePoint Through ISA 429 Monitoring ISA Server 434 Summary 442 Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003, Premium Edition, includes Microsoft Windows Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2000 Standard Edition (ISA Server) on the Premium Technologies CD. ISA Server is a full-featured, robust, and powerful firewall that can play an important role in Securing your network from attacks Managing the use of your...

Automating CDBased Installations

During a normal installation of Windows Small Business Server, Setup stops a number of times to prompt the user for information. This process can be automated by using an answer file, which is a text file with answers to the questions Setup asks. You can create answer files manually using any text editor, or by using the handy Setup Manager tool, as described in the following steps 1. From any Windows computer, insert Windows Small Business Server 2003 CD 1, or download updated Support Tools...

Adding a Partition or Volume

Adding a new drive or partition to Windows Small Business Server is straightforward. First, obviously, you need to physically install and connect the drive. If you have a hot-swappable backplane and array, you don't even have to shut the system down to accomplish this task. If you're using conventional drives, however, you need to shut down and power off the system. After the drive is installed and the system is powered up again, Windows Small Business Server automatically recognizes the new...

Changing Server Certificates and SSL Settings

When you run the Configure E-mail and Internet Connection Wizard, the Web Server Certificate page lets you create a new self-signed certificate used to authenticate the Web server for Secure Sockets Layer SSL communication, or you can use an existing certificate obtained from a trusted Certificate Authority such as Verisign or a locally installed CA . Rerunning the wizard is the easiest way to change the certificate used by Internet Information Services, but doing so is cumbersome for viewing...

Setting Up a Broadband Connection with a Local Router

A broadband connection using a local router can be set up with either one or two network adapters in the server. Figure 6-3 shows the arrangement when you have two network adapters. In this setup, your server is the default gateway and default firewall. Figure 6-3. How the network is connected using two network adapters on your Windows Small Business Server. Tip Using one network adapter, the router becomes the default gateway and the Windows Small Business Server firewall can't be configured....

Using Printer Migrator to Back Up or Migrate Print Servers

You can use the free Microsoft Printer Migrator utility also called the Print Migrator to back up, restore, or migrate print server settings including printer drivers and print queues. This utility makes moving to a new server much easier simply back up the print server configuration on the old server and restore it to the new one even when the servers are running different versions of Windows. Don't try to restore a Windows Server 2003 print server configuration on a Windows NT 4.0 server,...

Changing Which Sites Are Externally Accessible

You can use three methods to control whether a site hosted by Windows Small Business Server is accessible to external users who don't have a Virtual Private Network VPN connection to your network Change the firewall settings to prohibit or allow access to the Remote Web Workplace, Outlook Web Access, the Default Web Site or the http companyweb site. This permits or denies all external users though some sites such as http companyweb, Remote Web Workplace, and Outlook Web Access are still...

Drive Failure in a Mirrored Volume

If one of the disks in a mirrored volume fails, you continue to have full access to all your data without loss. Windows Small Business Server marks the failed disk as missing and takes it offline, as shown in Figure 7-23, while sending alerts to the alert log and popping up a balloon on the server console, as shown in Figure 7-24. It continues, however, to read and write from the other half of the mirrored volume as though nothing had happened. Be warned, however. You no longer have any fault...

Preparing for a Disaster

As Ben Franklin was known to say, Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. This is truer than ever with modern operating systems, and although Windows Small Business Server 2003 includes a number of exceptionally useful recovery modes and tools, you still need to prepare for potential problems. Some of these techniques are covered in detail in other chapters and are discussed here only briefly, whereas others are covered here at length. A fault-tolerant system is one that is prepared to...

Mounting a Volume

Windows Small Business Server allows you to mount a dynamic volume or any partition or logical drive in an extended partition on an empty directory of a non-removable NTFS drive. The volume being mounted appears to users as a simple directory. This feature makes it possible to create larger file systems that use multiple hard disks without the inherent risks of using spanned volumes, because the failure of any one of the mounted volumes affects only the directories that were part of that...

Configuring an Alert

You must choose threshold values for each counter on which you set an alert. This is done on the General tab of the Properties dialog box for the alert. When you create an alert, the Properties dialog box is displayed automatically. If you need to add counters at a later date, you can access the Properties dialog box by right-clicking the name of the alert file, choosing Properties from the shortcut menu, and clicking Add on the General tab. More Info For information about specifying a computer...

SQL Query Analyzer

Sql Query Analyzer 2008

The SQL Query Analyzer is a useful tool for both creating quick queries of the database and conducting more in-depth analysis of the best way to structure a particular query to improve execution speed. The SQL Query Analyzer application is shown in Figure 19-15. Figure 19-15. The SQL Query Analyzer. Figure 19-15. The SQL Query Analyzer. The left pane of the SQL Query Analyzer is an Object Browser that lets you browse through the databases that are registered on your server. You can use the...

Publishing Share Point Through ISA

Unfortunately, installation of ISA Server 2000 disables remote access to the http compan.yweb home page. To correct this and make companyweb available from the Remote Web Workplace after you have installed ISA Server 2000, you need to do the following 1. Create a new protocol definition for Inbound TCP 444 as described in the Creating Protocol Definitions section. Give this definition the name Companyweb Inbound. The port number is 444, the protocol type is TCP, and the direction is Inbound. 2....