SBS2003 Prem. versus SBS2003 Std. & ISA2004

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Daniel, Jun 3, 2004.

  1. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    I'm contemplating on an SBS2003 installation for 40 users
    and I don't need SQL2000, but need top security such as
    ISA. It is even more cost effective to purchase the
    standard edition of SBS2003 and add a second 2003 Server
    with ISA2004 (beta for now), it will be more secure and
    take a load off the domain controller. Configuring
    ISA2004 will be a different story.
    Has anyone tried this? Any pros and cons to this?
    Your input is appreciated.

    Daniel, Jun 3, 2004
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  2. It is definitely more secure (assuming that you properly configure the ISA
    box). However, you will not have the SBS wizards doing their stuff. I
    haven't tested ISA2k4, so I don't know how easy/difficult the installation
    is... but it was supposed to be easier (although, it is more restricted by

    Are there any ISA-specific features that you are looking for?
    Javier Gomez [SBS MVP], Jun 3, 2004
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  3. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    Thanks for your reply Javier.
    I'd like to get the ISA2004 to do what ISA2000 does on
    SBS2k3, OWA, Remote Web Workplace, etc...
    I setup SBS2k3Prem. with ISA2000 for 15 users and it
    works like a charm on a dual Xeon with 2GbECCRam, but
    this other company have 40 users and that's where the
    performance will be affected, and it's not a very good
    practice to have ISA on the domain controller, also I'll
    have a second Win2k3 Server as File/Print Server...
    easy/difficult the installation
    Daniel, Jun 3, 2004
  4. Hi Daniel

    Saw a demo of ISA 2004 at a TS2 Seminar in Mobile AL last month. It was
    Extremely easy to configure. The Interface was very easy to navigate and I
    can't wait to upgrade my ISA to 2k4 as soon as it is available. I have the
    latest beta but I am just not that brave to put it on my office server!

    Frank McCallister
    Frank McCallister, Jun 3, 2004
  5. Wait until the wizards....

    Not to mention that we aren't licensed for it [yet] and you'd need ISA
    cals for this.

    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Jun 3, 2004
  6. Daniel

    Daniel Guest

    Thanks Susan
    I know that the SBS wizard for internet connection that
    does 90% of ISA config won't work, and manual config of
    ISA2k4 might turn a few hairs grey, but I think it's
    worth it for security reasons and to take a load off SBS.
    In terms of licensing my understanding is that one CAL is
    required for a stand alone Win2003 Server, and ISA is
    licensed per processor. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    Daniel, Jun 3, 2004
  7. Yes... ISA does not require CALs (unless is licensed with the SBS box).

    IMHO-> If you are going to do this, do it for the added security. If your
    worry is that this will consume too many resources of the SBS box... I don't
    think so. You are not running SQL and you have a 2nd server for file/print
    stuff, plus it looks like a hefty box... I don't think performace will be an
    issue here (at all).

    Javier [SBS MVP]

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    Javier Gomez [SBS MVP], Jun 3, 2004
  8. If you are going to be poking holes back to that Sharepoint and Exchange
    server on the SBS2k3 box, I'm not convinced that it's adding a lot.....
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Jun 3, 2004
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