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    greetings!

    if ill be using my windows 2003 ent r2 as a web server, what is the best practice, converting it into a dc or simply as it is

    ty

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    Re: webserver

    Its more secure to have the webserver as memberserver, just make sure that iis is installed.
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    • #3
      Re: webserver

      no dc to connect to

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      • #4
        Re: webserver

        Originally posted by kinalas View Post
        greetings!

        if ill be using my windows 2003 ent r2 as a web server, what is the best practice, converting it into a dc or simply as it is

        ty
        The best practice is not to mix a DC with a Webserver role. As Uk_Network suggested it's better having it as a member server.
        If your budget is tight or any other reason you can't have it on a member server, then look into SBS.

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        • #5
          Re: webserver

          Is this webserver exposed to the internet?
          If yes,
          Do you need AD authentication.

          If Not
          Install it as a stand alone server (workgroup).

          It is not quite sain to expose a DC or any memberserver of that domain to the internet. If AD Authentication is required, you should be looking at port forwarding towards the memberserver.

          And defenitly, do not make it a Domain Contoller.
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          • #6
            Re: webserver

            I would also recommend that you use this server as a webserver ONLY - don't use it for any other purpose.
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            • #7
              Re: webserver

              thanks to all

              yes, the server will have a public ip but behind a dlink router
              i will update you for any misconfigurations i might make.

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              • #8
                Re: webserver

                Remember to only forward the ports that are required. If you want to manage remotely then look at connecting through VPN rather than direct RDP.
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                • #9
                  Re: webserver

                  Why not use Server 2003 Web Edition.

                  You'll save quite a bit of cash doing it this way.

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                  • #10
                    Re: webserver

                    Or Windows Web Server 2008. Downloaded it off MSDN the other day, not had a chance to play around with it yet though.
                    Gareth Howells

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                    • #11
                      Re: webserver

                      Originally posted by gforceindustries View Post
                      I would also recommend that you use this server as a webserver ONLY - don't use it for any other purpose.

                      ...

                      Remember to only forward the ports that are required.
                      Since the web server is exposed to the public, there is always a chance for hijacking. Point your domain to your public IP and secure it using all possible ways.
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