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  • Question

  • Hi All,

      I am planning to start one small organization with below server configuration.

    USers 50+

    One doamin controller with ADC

    One Exchnage 2007 Mailbox,

    HUB and CAS on Single  Server

    One EDGE server.

    I need help from you guys for below questions.

    1. Domain registration---How and where can i do that

    2. DNS registration---Same as above

    3. Exchange Server registration---Like MX record, autodiscover

    4. Any other things required..

    Kindly provide the brief Explanation..

     

    Monday, January 16, 2012 10:04 AM

Answers

  • Hi Rosewer, The advice I have been given in the passed would be if I had 75+ users then SBS 2003 32bit would be an option or sbs 2008 64bit is the new version! As they hold all features to setup a domain controller  & and email server in one box effectively.

    One domain controller with AD - Install your software as per your instructions and on completion of install open a run command: dcpromo - this will create your domain controller & dns.!!! Install all updates and Services Packs but I suggest do some reading prior to starting!!

    One Exchange 2007 Mailbox - Im not sure but it maybe that SBS 2008 can work with Exchange 2007, as in the passed Ive normally used Win 2003 std edn with Exchange 2003! But check via google and find out! 

    HUB and CAS on Single  Server - My advice would be to use a 'switch' rather than a 'hub'.  Not sure what 'CAS' is!!

    One EDGE server - Depending on what equipment your ISP has provided you to connect to the internet may determine whether you would also need some form of Firewall ie TMG inview of only 50+ users.   I would suggest having 2 Nics on the TMG/Edge server in order to separate the Internal Nic & External towards the Internet!  You would also use different subnetting between the Internal & External network!

    I need help from you guys for below questions.

    1. Domain registration - As mentioned above during install

    2. DNS registration - As mentioned above during install

    3. Exchange Server registration - Like MX record, autodiscover - When you install your domain controller and complete your configurations.  What you could do is temporarily join a host pc to the domain also.  Once done access your dns and you should eventually see if not immediately an 'A record'.   So what I mean is you can create/add a 'A record' in same place.  This lets dns know that the host pc belongs to the domain.  As for the 'MX record' this could be created in dns and point towards your ISP ie whatver address they give you unless you know!!  Ensure updates & service packs are installed but would suggest just do some reading along the way to gain some understanding.

    4. Any other things required..

    Ive not long joined this site myself and not entirely completed a full install of Exchange yet but on my list of things to do at a later date!!!

    More than likely you will get some more specifics from Experts, but I hope my comments shed some light!!


    Thanks! Mikey





    • Edited by mikey1396 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:41 PM
    Monday, January 16, 2012 8:19 PM
  • Hi,

    1. Domain registration -> register a domain with www.godaddy.com, they may charge you annually about 15 to 30 bucks for that. depending on what kind of package you are applying for. example your domain is <rosewer.com

    2. You may need to apply a lease line for your company bandwidth. Depending on what is your scale ? you can always contact your Internet service provider for such information.

    3. You may get a server from either HP or IBM for domain controller. maybe a HP DL370 G series --> once the hardware is in-place you may proceed with dcpromo --> which is promoting the server to a domain controller. Therefore your domain controller will have something like <roseserver01.rosewer.com>

    After your domain controller is install. You can proceed to add additional features like DHCP, DNS on the domain controller.

    for question on how to add or create DNS or DHCP you may always google it.

    4. Exchange 2007 Mail Box configuration will take place after your AD, DNS & DN <domain name> is being register & created

    example your mail server has joined domain to rosewer.com -> therefore your mailserver <FQDN> Fully qualified domain name will be rosemailsvr.rosewer.com

    MX record will start to swing directly to your mail server once your email server is ready. All you need is letting your domain provider know that you wish to migrate your existing MX to your very own exchange server. The provider will require you to provide some of the information like your domain information. Usually the swing will take effect at least 1 to 3 business day. It depends how efficient your domain provider are.

    Hope this gives you a good start. 


    Guowen Su
    Cisco Certified Network Associate
    Cisco Certified Internetwork professional - MPLS
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    Microsoft Partner Network 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator:Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator
    Certified Ethical Hacker
    Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator
    Certified Sonicwall Security Administrator
    Microsoft Geeks
    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:42 PM
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:44 AM

All replies

  • Hi Rosewer, The advice I have been given in the passed would be if I had 75+ users then SBS 2003 32bit would be an option or sbs 2008 64bit is the new version! As they hold all features to setup a domain controller  & and email server in one box effectively.

    One domain controller with AD - Install your software as per your instructions and on completion of install open a run command: dcpromo - this will create your domain controller & dns.!!! Install all updates and Services Packs but I suggest do some reading prior to starting!!

    One Exchange 2007 Mailbox - Im not sure but it maybe that SBS 2008 can work with Exchange 2007, as in the passed Ive normally used Win 2003 std edn with Exchange 2003! But check via google and find out! 

    HUB and CAS on Single  Server - My advice would be to use a 'switch' rather than a 'hub'.  Not sure what 'CAS' is!!

    One EDGE server - Depending on what equipment your ISP has provided you to connect to the internet may determine whether you would also need some form of Firewall ie TMG inview of only 50+ users.   I would suggest having 2 Nics on the TMG/Edge server in order to separate the Internal Nic & External towards the Internet!  You would also use different subnetting between the Internal & External network!

    I need help from you guys for below questions.

    1. Domain registration - As mentioned above during install

    2. DNS registration - As mentioned above during install

    3. Exchange Server registration - Like MX record, autodiscover - When you install your domain controller and complete your configurations.  What you could do is temporarily join a host pc to the domain also.  Once done access your dns and you should eventually see if not immediately an 'A record'.   So what I mean is you can create/add a 'A record' in same place.  This lets dns know that the host pc belongs to the domain.  As for the 'MX record' this could be created in dns and point towards your ISP ie whatver address they give you unless you know!!  Ensure updates & service packs are installed but would suggest just do some reading along the way to gain some understanding.

    4. Any other things required..

    Ive not long joined this site myself and not entirely completed a full install of Exchange yet but on my list of things to do at a later date!!!

    More than likely you will get some more specifics from Experts, but I hope my comments shed some light!!


    Thanks! Mikey





    • Edited by mikey1396 Tuesday, January 17, 2012 8:30 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:41 PM
    Monday, January 16, 2012 8:19 PM
  • Hi,

    1. Domain registration -> register a domain with www.godaddy.com, they may charge you annually about 15 to 30 bucks for that. depending on what kind of package you are applying for. example your domain is <rosewer.com

    2. You may need to apply a lease line for your company bandwidth. Depending on what is your scale ? you can always contact your Internet service provider for such information.

    3. You may get a server from either HP or IBM for domain controller. maybe a HP DL370 G series --> once the hardware is in-place you may proceed with dcpromo --> which is promoting the server to a domain controller. Therefore your domain controller will have something like <roseserver01.rosewer.com>

    After your domain controller is install. You can proceed to add additional features like DHCP, DNS on the domain controller.

    for question on how to add or create DNS or DHCP you may always google it.

    4. Exchange 2007 Mail Box configuration will take place after your AD, DNS & DN <domain name> is being register & created

    example your mail server has joined domain to rosewer.com -> therefore your mailserver <FQDN> Fully qualified domain name will be rosemailsvr.rosewer.com

    MX record will start to swing directly to your mail server once your email server is ready. All you need is letting your domain provider know that you wish to migrate your existing MX to your very own exchange server. The provider will require you to provide some of the information like your domain information. Usually the swing will take effect at least 1 to 3 business day. It depends how efficient your domain provider are.

    Hope this gives you a good start. 


    Guowen Su
    Cisco Certified Network Associate
    Cisco Certified Internetwork professional - MPLS
    Certified Information Systems Security Professional
    Microsoft Partner Network 2011
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator:Security
    Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer: Security
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Active Directory, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Network Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows Server 2008 Applications Infrastructure, Configuration
    Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Windows 7, Configuring
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Enterprise Administrator
    Microsoft Certified IT Professional: Server Administrator
    Certified Ethical Hacker
    Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator
    Certified Sonicwall Security Administrator
    Microsoft Geeks
    • Proposed as answer by Soh.M Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by Kevin Remde Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:42 PM
    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 9:44 AM