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  • Hi,

    We're building a small office with 35 workstations,

    Few years ago I did MCSE so I jumped on the chance and advise my manager to setup a SBS.

     

    A. except for active directory for policies, what else will I get on the security/backup side?

    B. I remember I can move all the "private folders" to the server, but for 30-35 local users (same building) which hardware should I get for good performance. I afraid it will make every computer much slower while trying to get and send all the information.

    Right now I don't have a price range, I first need to show my boss the total price and the advantages of that, after that I will (hopefully) get the approval.

     

    Thank you.

     


    • Moved by James Zou Wednesday, July 27, 2011 6:45 AM (From:General)
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:13 AM

Answers

  • A. You have a build in backup solution. You get exchange and sharepoint. And they get access to their computers at work from the outside.

    B. I go for some intel Quad processor with sas disk in a raid10 config for good diskperformance and 20 gb RAM.

    You run folder redirection on sbs2011 to get the files works smoothley and good logon performance. A good tip is to use win7 also and take advantage of ipv6 for nice speed.

    If this was helpful please give a "vote" or/and mark as "answer".


    Jimmy Svensson. IT Konsult Göteborg Sverige. MCTS SBS Server Configuration MCTS Windows 7 Configuration.
    • Proposed as answer by James Zou Tuesday, August 2, 2011 1:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by James Zou Wednesday, August 3, 2011 1:35 AM
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 8:20 AM

All replies

  • A. You have a build in backup solution. You get exchange and sharepoint. And they get access to their computers at work from the outside.

    B. I go for some intel Quad processor with sas disk in a raid10 config for good diskperformance and 20 gb RAM.

    You run folder redirection on sbs2011 to get the files works smoothley and good logon performance. A good tip is to use win7 also and take advantage of ipv6 for nice speed.

    If this was helpful please give a "vote" or/and mark as "answer".


    Jimmy Svensson. IT Konsult Göteborg Sverige. MCTS SBS Server Configuration MCTS Windows 7 Configuration.
    • Proposed as answer by James Zou Tuesday, August 2, 2011 1:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by James Zou Wednesday, August 3, 2011 1:35 AM
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 8:20 AM
  • In addition to vind-surfer's comments, you should consider putting an Anti-Virus software solution on the server.

     


    Regards, Boon Tee - PowerBiz Solutions, Australia - http://blog.powerbiz.net.au
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:02 PM
  • I would say go for Intune for the clients, then you have windows 7 enterprise + AV. And just clean you mailtraffic with a filter before reaching the server. If you like a local AV server put this on a diffrent machine.

    Boon Tee, Don't you experience problem with alot of AV solutions running their managemenconsole on SBS servers?


    Jimmy Svensson. IT Konsult Göteborg Sverige. MCTS SBS Server Configuration MCTS Windows 7 Configuration.
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:34 PM
  • I mainly use TrendMicro, and their console appears to work well. There were some early issues which appear to have been fixed.
    Regards, Boon Tee - PowerBiz Solutions, Australia - http://blog.powerbiz.net.au
    Wednesday, July 27, 2011 12:35 PM