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Windows® Small Business Server 2011 by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Chapter 3. Planning Your SBS Network

Before you actually start installing Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard, you should spend some time and thought planning what your network will look like. Time spent now, before you actually start installing anything, will save you time, energy, and complications later. By designing your network infrastructure, naming conventions, and network security before you actually implement them, you’ll save costly reconfiguration later.

Planning the Network Infrastructure

The first tasks in designing a network for your company are

  • Evaluating the computing needs of the organization

  • Choosing an Internet connection method and local network type

  • Selecting network devices

  • Choosing server hardware

  • Choosing client hardware ...

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