Configure the client computers to use the new printers and shared folders. Remove the old location of printers, add the new location, and set default printers accordingly.

If you changed the location of the default Users or Company shared folders, reconfigure the desktop shortcuts and home

folder properties for each client computer.

Verify that the files transferred successfully, and that users can access the shared folders and printers.

When you have finished configuring the additional server, add the additional server to the regular backup schedule.

If you moved files and folders to the additional server, there will no remaining copies on the Small Business Server computer. If you copied files and folders to the additional server, decide what to do with the copies remaining on the Small Business Server computer. Three possible options are:

  • Delete them to recover hard disk space.
  • Keep them as working or archived copies (depending on the role the additional server plays).
  • Load-balance between the two servers by using the Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS).

Configuring an application server

In most cases, you do not have to configure Windows 2000 Server to act as an application server. See the application’s documentation for specific requirements.

To set up the additional server as an application server

  • Install the application onto the additional server.
  • If necessary, install the client application onto the workstations. See the following “Deploying the Client Application” section.
  • Configure the workstations to access the application on the new server.
  • Add the additional server to the regular backup schedule.
  • Deploying the Client Application
  • If there is a client application that must be installed on your workstations, you can automate this installation by using the Small Business Server application deployment tools. To do this, you must:
  • Copy the application to the Small Business Server computer or install it on the Small Business Server computer using the administrative setup mode.
  • Run the Extensibility Wizard to add the application to the Set Up Computer Wizard.
  • Run the Set Up Computer Wizard to deploy the applications to each workstation the next time a user logs on.
  • To deploy the client application
  • On the Small Business Server computer, create a destination folder or folders for the client application.

Copy the client application into the folder(s) you created.

  • Click Start, and then click Small Business Server Administrator Console.
  • In the console tree, click Computers.
  • In the details pane, click Define Client Applications.
  • Click Add, which starts the Extensibility Wizard. Click Next.
  • Enter a name for the application, and then click Next.
  • Enter the path to the Setup program, and then click Next.
  • Click Finish to complete the wizard.
  • Click Close.
  • In the Small Business Server Administrator Console, select a computer that you want to deploy the application to, and then click Add Software to Computer. This starts the Set Up Computer Wizard.
  • In the list of applications, check the box for the application you just added.
  • Click Next, and then click Finish.
  • The next time a user logs on from that computer, the application will be installed.

Configuring terminal services for application sharing

Configuring Terminal Services in Application Server mode on an additional server is detailed in the white paper entitled “Using Small Business Server 2000 with Terminal Services in Application Server Mode.”

Configuring an Intranet server

To host an internal Web site, you must install the applicable Web and database services. To create content, you need an HTML editor, such as Microsoft FrontPage 2000.

To set up the intranet server, perform the following:

  • If the computer is running Windows 2000 Server, ensure that Internet Information Services is installed.
  • If the computer is running Windows NT Server 4.0, ensure that Internet Information Server is installed.
  • If the site requires a Microsoft SQL Server or Microsoft Database Engine (MSDE) back-end, install it.
  • Copy or create the intranet to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot, where C is the system drive. You can use FrontPage 2000 or another HTML editor to create the content for your intranet.
  • Test the site from a client computer to ensure that it is accessible and displaying properly.
  • If necessary, change the Microsoft Internet Explorer home page for the client computers so that it points to the new site.
  • When you have finished configuring the intranet server, add the intranet server to the regular backup schedule.

Configuring an additional domain controller

Configuring an additional domain controller involves running the Active Directory Installation Wizard on a Windows 2000 Server-based computer.

To set up the additional domain controller, perform the following:

  • While still in a workgroup, promote the server to a domain controller. (Click Start, click Run, type dcpromo, and then click OK.)
  • Configure DNS to forward queries to the Small Business Server computer.
  • Select the server to be a Global Catalog Server.

Managing your additional servers

You can perform most management tasks by using the Small Business Server Administrator Console. Using this interface, which includes tools for managing your servers, saves you time because you can perform tasks from one central location.

To manage and monitor the additional server:

  • Log on to the Small Business Server computer, using an administrator account.
  • Click Start, and then click Small Business Server Administrator Console.
  • In the console tree, click Computers. The details pane displays a list of all computers on the network.
  • Select the additional server.
  • Click Manage Computer.
  • The Computer Management console appears. From this console, you can read the event logs, view and create new shared folders, and manage storage devices, services, and applications on the additional server.
  • You can also manage the additional server remotely by using Terminal Services. For even more flexibility, consider installing Terminal Services in Remote Administration mode on the additional server.

Summary

This technical article discussed several scenarios in which your small business could implement and benefit from an additional Windows 2000 Server computer on your Small Business Server network.

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