Windows Server

You feel sure enough with different Windows forms that you are presently considering handling Server 2003. The thought can be a touch of scaring, however it isn’t as awful as you might suspect. This is a fundamental instructional exercise on the various modules accessible in Windows Server 2003. Contingent upon how you are anticipating utilizing the server, that will decide the equipment necessities of the machine. Because this is a “server”, you don’t have to spend over $5,000 on the machine. That is an extremely huge misguided judgment. My suggestions for least prerequisites are as per the following:

  • Motherboard With Onboard Video/Sound/Lan
  • 1 GB Of Memory
  • P4 3.0 Ghz or Athlon 64 3200+
  • 160GB SATA Hard Drive
  • DVD-RW
  • An External Backup Device (i.e USB Hard Drive or Tape Drive)

Server 2003 burdens a similar way XP does. Set the profiles to boot from the CD/DVD drive, pop the circle in and adhere to the directions. When it is completely introduced and stacked you will be taken to the “Deal with Your Server” screen. On this screen you can empower and arrange the accompanying alternatives:

  • File server
  • empowered as a matter of course. Fundamentally enables organizers to be shared from the server
  • SharePoint Services
  • Creates a web where clients can share data
  • Print Server
  • A printer introduced legitimately to the server will go about as a system printer
  • Application Server
  • Turn you server into a web server just as FTP have
  • Mail Server – Kinda pointless except if you have trade introduced
  • Terminal Server
  • Lets clients login legitimately to the server to run applications
  • Remote Access/VPN Server
  • Connect to the server remotely through VPN
  • Domain Controller (Active Directory)
  • Server controls approaches for the whole arrange space
  • DNS Server
  • Controls name to IP address goals
  • DHCP Server
  • Assignees IP delivers to DHCP customers
  • Streaming Media Server
  • Streams video content over the web
  • WINS Server
  • Older name to IP address goals strategy. Server

Whatever your needs are will figure out which of these alternatives get empowered and designed. In this article we are going to quickly address Terminal Server, Remote Access, Domain Controller w/Active Directory and DNS Server. I will dive into further insights concerning every one of them in future articles.

Terminal Server: As referenced prior Terminal Server enables clients to login to the server to run applications introduced on the server. Other than empowering Terminal Server you will likewise require a Terminal License Server. This is the place the licenses, to client Terminal Server, are introduced. Contingent upon the measure of licenses you have that will decide what number of clients can login. Terminal Server and Terminal License Server can both be on one machine. To empower the authorizing server go to control board – > include/evacuate programs – > include/expel windows segments – > select “Terminal Server Licensing” and introduce.

To login to the server from a workstation you can utilize Remote Desktop which is incorporated straightforwardly with Windows XP and Vista. To discover remote work area snap start – > all projects – > adornments – > interchanges – > remote work area. At the point when remote work area shows up enter in the server name or IP address to associate.

Remote Access/VPN: Virtual Private Networking enables you to remotely associate with your server and offer it assets. The server will dole out you an IP address either from its DHCP pool or you can physically enter a scope of IP tends to the server will distribute to its remote customers. When associated the subsequent stage will set up an association with the server’s shared assets. To do this snap start – > run – > and type in server name orserver IP Address (supplant with your server’s name or IP address) if everything is designed effectively your server’s offers will show up.

Space Controller: Setting your server as a Domain Controller implies you can control organize arrangement through your server. In the event that every one of the workstations are on the server’s space, through gathering or potentially area arrangement you can limit client’s developments. Control where they are permitted to go and what they can change. With the Domain Controller comes the Active Directory. In the Active Directory you can include arrange/server clients, see/design area controllers and space workstations. This is the place you dole out clients their benefits and whether they can login to the server through Terminal Services.

DNS Server: As expressed DNS settle IP delivers to simpler to recall names. Lets state your server’s IP address is 192.168.1.2 and its name is PCServer. DNS enables you to look through utilizing PCServer as opposed to recalling 192.168.1.2. Out of the considerable number of modules this is the one that is most befuddling in setting up appropriately.

This was an essential prologue to a portion of the modules accessible in Windows Server 2003. In future articles I will go into further insights regarding every one.