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Adding a wired network to our small office

I'm adding a wired network to our small office. We have about 10 employees but may double to 20 in the next 6 months. We have a PC Engine APU router with three ports: Port 1: Uplink Port 2: Unifi ...
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Promoting Windows Server 2012 to DC, cannot create DNS delegation because SBS 2003 DNS server is not found

I'm promoting our new Windows Server 2012 Essentials box (ASH) to Domain Controller so that I can then deprecate and demote our failing Windows SBS 2003 box (PINE), which is the only current DC. ...
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Where should we store a small server/router/switches in a small office with no closet?

A branch office is about to move to a new office with possibly zero enclosed storage space. The technology resources we need to relocate include: Mid-tower server (file server) 24 port switch (2) ...
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2answers
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How do I properly backup AD Users, Groups and OUs?

At work, we have a Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 server that's doing AD for the company. There are multiple Windows client machines that are part of the domain, but that server is the only ...
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What are you implementing for communication in small business enviroments? [closed]

Background I'm working in a small company that is implementing and supporting network infrastructures in small business environments. Many times cost is a concern so I'm constantly looking for cheep ...
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User/group - folders mapping on Windows SBS 2008 [duplicate]

How can I know which files/folders are accessible by a specific user/group on Windows SBS 2008?
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1answer
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IT for a small organization: mailing lists, file server, hosting [closed]

I've been asked to help manage my church's information systems. We're small (~3 staff, ~150 parishioners), which puts us below the needs of a lot of the "Church Management" software I've seen. The ...
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1answer
288 views

Domain Controller loses major functionality randomly

I have a weird scenario going on, 2 domain controllers at 2 different sites that communicate over a BOVPN. At random the main server (named SERVER) will no longer be able to resolve DNS and even ...
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2answers
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How do you repair Exchange 2007 after dirty service shutdown due to backpressure?

The server I'm managing was hit by spam (I think targeted) through an Anonymous relay that was setup and has since been disabled. The server has 12GB of RAM and there was about 238,000+ of spam ...
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Renaming user on server should result in name change inbox/account

We want to change the names of our users to more generic names. So instead of using people's real name, we want to start using their function + number. That way, we don't have to change properties ...
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3answers
185 views

Reusing existing equipment

One of my clients has a small office in a major city that used to be main office for the company.Due to the organizational changes main office was moved to a different country but all equipment and ...
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1answer
56 views

MoveDataPowerShellHost.exe missing from sbserver

We are getting a lot of errors in our eventlog that indicates our sbsmonitoring DB is too big. I've had this once before, so I found a method to recreate that DB. In order to do that, I need a ...
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10K SATA vs 10K SAS - SBS Server Upgrade [closed]

We are upgrading the storage on a SBS2011 server. It currently has a single 7,200RPM SATA drive (don't know the model). Small office with less than 10 users. Budget is low so the original plan was to ...
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Need help setting up user and computer management for small business

I work for a small business, which currently has 4 PCs, and everyone else uses laptops (about 10 other people). Some of us use Mac, but the vast majority of us are on Windows 8. We are currently ...
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2answers
246 views

Small Business Server Guidance - Does this quote look reasonable? [closed]

We asked for a quote to upgrade our server for our small business. The server runs QuickBooks, our inventory tracking program, 12 people’s outlook emails and basic document storage. Do these ...
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1answer
465 views

Do we need a domain controller in our small office environment with Office 365?

I work for a landscaping company that has about 10 office staff members, each with their own workstation. Currently, we have a single server running Windows SBS 2003. The server hosts our Exchange, ...
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1answer
114 views

Exchange 2007 - Unable to Start Information Store - Error IMAIL_E_CODE_PAGE_CONVERSION

We're currently having an issue with an Exchange server (running 2007) where we cannot start the Information Store server. No new updates or programs have been installed. Currently the server is ...
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Serving public IP-adresses through two ethernet ports with public subnets, while protecting some interfaces for remote access

Done a lot of research and it's all kind of confusing. Some switches are also firewalls, most firewalls seems to be routers, with or without their own switches, but they're all different depending on ...
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Splitting Ethernet cable [closed]

I am looking for the best way to network my small business. I have an office where my router/modem are located, and then 2 more computers in another room. I can route Ethernet to this room with about ...
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2answers
2k views

Permissions won't cascade more than 1 level

Running Windows Small Business Server 2011 I have a file structure with a lot of sub folders (sometimes 5-6 levels deep). I have created access groups to grant access to my users, and also deny ...
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338 views

Can I build an Azure Only infrastructure for my small business?

I have small business, 63 people now, but we are growing slowly. We have no Active Directory, we use Office 365 for email, and about 25% use Macs. We are kind of spread out, 3 offices with more than 5 ...
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1answer
35 views

SMB Server & Switch

I am by no means a server professional, that is why I am coming to you guys for advice. Our company is looking to purchase an office building that is currently wired for ethernet. We are going to ...
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2answers
2k views

What are the trade-offs between software VPNs (like Hamachi) and dedicated hardware (like SonicWall)?

I support a small office (15 users, ActiveDirectory, Windows 2008 and Windows 7). We've been using LogMeIn Hamachi for VPN, to enable our remote users to get to the file shares from home. It's been ...
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2answers
59 views

Complete small business package linux [closed]

I'm looking for some sort of pack, for small business? We've got one server, but I need some sort of pack including Apache 2, MySQL, PHP, SMTP and POP3/IMAP? I'd prefer if I could get some sort of ...
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8answers
5k views

How could one archive all emails sent from employees?

My client runs a small business. This business has a small number of employees. They are currently hosted through GoDaddy for web and email. For legal reasons the client would like to archive emails ...
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6answers
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Getting rid of your server in a small business environment

In a small business environment, is it still necessary to have a central server? Speaking for my own company (a small charity with about 12 employees) we use our server (Windows Server 2003) for the ...
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3answers
120 views

Small store infrastructure - where to begin? [closed]

It looks like my older brother is about to change jobs - from lawyer to shooting range proprietor - and since I'm the family 'computer guy' I have the task of coming up with and setting up the ...
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2answers
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How to tune down the Hyperic built-in postgresql database for a small setup

We are testing out Hyperic 4.5.1 in a quite small environment for now. Currently there are just 1-5 agents and there probably won't be any more than 10-15. When I run ps ax there are 20(!) postgres ...
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16answers
742 views

At what point does a development company need a dedicated sysadmin?

When a company's primary focus is developing, deploying and maintaining software, at what point would it be prudent to hire a dedicated sysadmin? What are the warning signs that you need one?
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7answers
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Best way to connect multiple switches together

We currently have five 24 port 3com unmanaged switches. Four of them are 100Mb switches with no gigabit port (MDI Uplink port is 100Mb). The fifth is a full gigabit switch which we use for all of ...
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10answers
3k views

How do I get around restrictive email policies by ISP?

Apparently we've been restricted (though packet filtering) to some arbitrarily small and untenable number of emails a day by some bankrupt ISP (and they say that's how it's always been chortle). ...
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4answers
171 views

What is good software to do basic network administration with windows computers [closed]

I manage IT for a small business with a couple locations (about 10-15 computers each). Mostly users just use online services but there are a couple desktop applications they need and at each site ...
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11answers
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Cooling Server Closet - No A/C Is Possible

We're moving into a new office in an old building in London (that's England :) and are walling off a 2m x 1.3m area where the router & telephone equipment currently terminates to use as a server ...
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1answer
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Connect and Configure 3 Powerconnect 5424 Switches with existing Powerconnect 2342 Switches

I have zero experience with managed switches and want to make sure I understand how I need to proceed with our upgrade. I have been doing a ton of research and reading trying to get up to speed. I ...
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2answers
665 views

Deploying and publishing my first asp.net mvc 3 web application

I want to deploy and publish my first asp.net mvc 3 web application at my client side (the client is a small office with 2-4 employees that need to access the application) , currently i finished ...
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1answer
542 views

Complete small business infrastructure setup solution [closed]

BACKGROUND: I am in charge of maintaining the infrastructure of a small (<25 users) family owned business. Here's the setup we currently have. EMAIL SERVER: I started out using one ISP ...
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2answers
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What should be known to integrate an IP-KVM in a small business?

What should be known to integrate an IP-KVM in a small business that is Windows server based? Also with this how should a person with little knowledge of IP-KVM hardware differentiate the inordinate ...
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1answer
272 views

High availability architecture for a small business

We are a small startup. In our current setup we have a dedicated server in a remote location. Our website and applications are hosted in that server. Website and some applications are in PHP and the ...
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4answers
1k views

Recommendation for backup plan needed for small business

Caution: This is verbose :) My Problem: Client requires a possible rebuild of their current backup plan for local and offsite backup. Tape and online backup are not an option. (Client decision). ...
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1answer
174 views

infrastructure elements in a 50 peoplebranch office [closed]

I am a programmer by profession. I have been asked by a friend of mine to help set up open source based network infrastructure elements for his company's branch office that may have up to 50 people. ...
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Small Business Needs Active Directory

Currently the small business has about 10 computers 1 FreeNas Server and 10 employees. Until their recent move into a new office they have each had their own computer with local accounts. However ...
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IPv6 in a Small Business

I’ve been tasked to identify a new server and IT equipment for the company I work for (employees <20). I’m looking at getting a SBS 2011 Standard box. My Question is: Apart from ensuring that our ...
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4answers
763 views

How to setup a small office network with a VPN client and a shared Internet gateway

I manage a small-office network but have very little actual networking knowledge / understanding. The network has a consumer grade wifi router (Netgear DG834G), several PCs/Macs, some iPads connected ...
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2answers
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Hyper-secure small business/game dev setup

I Want to setup a secure small business for game development, and was thinking of best way to secure content but still allow for people to develop. Of course, since development will take a few years, ...
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2answers
1k views

Replacement/upgrade for RV082 wired router with VPN access

Current Configuration We have two sites that are connected via a gateway-to-gateway VPN tunnel using Cisco RV082 routers. We also have VPN access using QuickVPN for our Windows employees and PPTP for ...
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1answer
424 views

Should I merge the Fileserver into our ESXi server?

I was considering migrating the fileserver to the ESXi box and having it use its own datastore and separate drives. Is this a bad idea? With the backups for the ESXi servers on there, it kind of ...
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2answers
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pfSense Firewall or Linksys/Cisco router for small offices

I'm about to start switching some networks around for multiple small offices. Each office has about 10 to 15 users and 10 to 15 computers. Each office has a spread of generic routers and access ...
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Should I buy server or build it? [closed]

I need a server for a small company with about 20 people. The server will be used as a fileserver for many MS Office files simultaneously. I tried to look at complete servers but I don't like any of ...
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4answers
267 views

Small Business Solution

Looking for ideas / thoughts on a small office setups. Users : 25 Remote users ; 5 Remote office : 3 I'm a big fan of small business server but looking for mail archiving and NAS storage solutions ...
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6answers
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Active Directory vs OpenLDAP

This is for a small company (12 developers) who haven't implemented any centralized user database - they've grown organically and just created accounts on computers as they needed. From a management ...