Switching from two nics to one

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    I have a client who has been running SBS2003 for the last few years and they are approaching the time where they need/want to upgrade their server, or more accurately, install a new server. Old Server = original SBS2003, with sp1, possibly SP2 if the upgrade works! New server - planned to be SBS2003 R2 Is there a 'migration path' or other documented method of doing this that will allow succesful transfers of the users and the exchange databases. I don't care about the file and printer shares as they can easily be transferred and re-setup by hand if needed. Pointers to FAQs, KB articles etc would be fine if the answer is already out there!! Many thanks Trevor Gray
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Switching from two nics to one

Postby Sm9ueXNraWRz » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 01:58:21 GMT

I am currently running SBS 2003 Standard and have two offices both with 
non-static IPs that I need to have a static VPN between.  The main office's 
IP is managed through DYNDNS.org.  Everything I read says that to utilize VPN 
routers I should go to a single nic on the SBS server.  Is this the best 
strategy?  Each office also has a wireless router.  Should the setup be 
Broadband Modem>VPN Router>Server, Wireless router?  Am I headed down the 
correct path?

Skids.


Re: Switching from two nics to one

Postby Jim Behning SBS MVP » Fri, 02 Mar 2007 09:51:14 GMT

I have used Linksys routers and my server had 2 nics. I don't goof
around with dynamic ips though. Every remote office has a static ip.
The main office has multiple static ips so I put an internal ip on the
lan side of the router. I put one of the spare ips on the external
interface. I built the vpn from there. No wireless is used when making
the vpn. Wireless access points are hung up as seperate devices.
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On Wed, 28 Feb 2007 08:58:21 -0800, Jonyskids




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