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Windows® Small Business Server 2008: Administrator’s Pocket Consultant by Craig Zacker

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Introduction

When local area networks first appeared in the business world, their primary function was to share files and printers. This is still a critical application for most business networks, but networks can provide many other functions as well. Virtually all business owners want to provide their users with access to the Internet and e-mail, but they must be able to do so securely. Many businesses also want to host their own Web sites and run specialized applications. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 provides many of these functions, and other Microsoft products provide other capabilities. For example, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 provides comprehensive e-mail services and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 provides a robust database management environment. ...

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