Moving from single NIC to dual NIC's

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by wingsfan, May 3, 2007.

  1. wingsfan

    wingsfan Guest

    I have SBS 2003 (NOT R2) set up on a server with a single NIC. Everything is
    running fine. I would like to set up OWA and RWW, and get the idea that using
    dual NIC's is safer and more secure. Can anyone give me a website or a place
    I can go to get good documentation on how to move to dual NIC's without
    compromising my current setup? Thank you!
     
    wingsfan, May 3, 2007
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  2. Assuming you have a reasonable piece of security hardware in front of your
    Single NIC, there is no reason to switch to a dual nic for implementing RWW
    and OWA.

    A dual NIC configuration is required only if you are running ISA in Firewall
    mode

    if you really want to proceed, check out www.smallbizserver.net and check
    the networking section
     
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP], May 3, 2007
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  3. wingsfan

    wingsfan Guest

    Isn't there a security advantage to running ISA in Firewall mode?


     
    wingsfan, May 3, 2007
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  4. Do you own SBS 2003 Premium and have you upgraded to SP1 so that you have
    ISA 2004?
    You apparently don't have it installed now since you have a single nic.

    If you have ISA2004 that would certainly make you much more secure, what do
    you have for a firewall now?
     
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP], May 3, 2007
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  5. wingsfan

    wingsfan Guest

    Cris,

    I do have SBS 2003 Premium and I've upgraded to SP2. I do not have ISA 2004
    installed, but would like to install it.

    At the moment we have a router with a firewall set up by our ISP. I'd like
    to make things more secure and be able to use OWA and RWW. I don't have a lot
    of experience working with firewalls and remote access.

    I have just started looking at the documentation for ISA 2004. Any help or
    suggestions would be appreciated. Thank you!

     
    wingsfan, May 4, 2007
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  6. look at www.smallbizserver.net and you'll see a networking section
    Then just find the setup that fits you

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    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP], May 4, 2007
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  7. wingsfan

    wingsfan Guest

    Thanks for your help, Cris!

     
    wingsfan, May 4, 2007
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  8. you're very welcome

    --
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]
    -------------------------------------------------
    Microsoft MVPs
    Independent Experts (MVPs do not work for MS)
    Real World Answers
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    Please do not contact me directly regarding issues

     
    Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP], May 4, 2007
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