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Multiple domains

Multiple domains

(OP)
I have not looked at SBS since the NT days - on NT I remember things got all messed up if you didn't use the wizards but rather the 'normal' admin route to create or modify users etc.
Is this still the same in 2003?

Any other things to watch out for?

I intended setting up an SBS box to run multiple mail domains - does the 'cut down' version of exchange allow this?

I would thing I should have a separate server for OWA?

Does 2003 SBS allow you to have additional domain controllers?

Any comments greatly received....

Thanks

RE: Multiple domains

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SBS 2003 comes with Server 2003 Standard Edition and Exchange Server 2003 Standard Edition - the features available are ALMOST the same as these versions.  There are restrictions implemented - specifically:

*Maximum of 75 users (increased from 50 in 2000)
*The SBS server MUST be the FSMO master Domain Controller (that means you CAN have other DCs, but the SBS must be the FSMO master DC).
*You CANNOT create trusts to other Windows domains.  
*You can only have ONE SBS system on the network and it MUST be a domain controller.
*You CANNOT run Terminal Services in Application mode on the SBS system - BUT YOU CAN run Terminal Services in Application mode on a second server.

If you want a STABLE install, you should be using the wizards whenever possible.

Exchange can accept multiple e-mail domains without issue.  The information store, because this is a standard edition of Exchange, is limited to 75 GB with SP2 installed (though initial registry settings have that set to 18 GB).

OWA must be on the SBS server.

I would suggest reviewing my page of SBS links for some understanding of how things should be configured and what is a myth and truth about the system.

RE: Multiple domains

(OP)
Thanks - will have a read of your site in the morning :)
the opening paragarph sums up my current situation to a T....

RE: Multiple domains

A star from me LW for such a thorough answer.

I hope you find this post helpful.  

Regards,

Mark

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