Single NIC now, 2nd NIC later - Any issues

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Ray Brown, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. Ray Brown

    Ray Brown Guest


    Would there be any major issues involved with SBS 2003 if we only have one
    NIC initially and later install a 2nd NIC with ISA later ?

    Ray Brown, Nov 15, 2005
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  2. you hit the nail on the head, it's really a matter of ISA.

    Should be no problem. If you intend eventually going to a 2NIC scenario I
    wouldn't install ISA until then. I do hope you have a decent firewall
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Nov 15, 2005
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  3. Ray Brown

    Jim Staunton Guest

    It would probably be easier to go from 2 NICs now w/ RRAS (no ISA) to 2 NICs
    w/ ISA if it's the ISA bit that's worrying you.

    IMHO you might as well add the 2nd NIC now if you can. Don't you want some
    kind of firewall between your SBS and the outside world?

    Jim Staunton, Nov 15, 2005
  4. Ray Brown

    Ray Brown Guest


    We will be using a NETGEAR firewall. I was just wondering what kind of
    Active Directory or DNS issues I might have.
    Ray Brown, Nov 15, 2005
  5. I agree. NICs are cheap and if you have ISA why not use it? ISA 2004 is
    awesome and much easier to use.
    Hugh G. Johnson, Nov 18, 2005
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