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Yet Another Networking Question...


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#1 doomgiver13

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Posted 23 January 2008 - 04:37 PM

As I posted in a previous thread, I am trying to set up a LAN in my home. This is primarily for educational purposes. Here's the situation...

1 server (MS Server 2003 w/Exchange 2007)
3 hosts (1 Ubuntu, 1 XP Pro, 1 dual-boot Ubuntu/Vista Home Basic) fun fun...lol

I plan on registering a domain name some time in the next month or so, but I'm trying to get the initial planning done first and get the "network" running.

Here's my question:

In order to use Exchange, do i have to buy multiple emails from the registrar, or can I set the thing up and create those email addys within exchange? How should I set this up? I know I'm asking a lot, and setting up such an ambitious system at home is overkill, but this is the best way I can think of to broaden my exposure. Besides, it's getting fun!!! lol
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 11:39 PM

I use Dyndns, you then register your domain name, lets say its itspecs.com so when you set up your users and exchange they will have the email mike@itspecs.com ect. ect.
Dont forget though you will not be able to join Vista Basic to the domain.
Have a look at the link https://www.dyndns.com/
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 03:10 AM

Linux can be a bit of trouble joining it to a Windows Domain. I had trouble with it, but I got it going. I stuck with Windows and saved so much time. It's not so much overkill, it's the administration of a Windows Server is a big task because if you make one mistake, you may see your server crash with a thud. Time is a big part of learning Windows Server. I spent a year learning it as well as designing networks with a Windows Server in the mix. Even with 2 Diplomas I still am learning so much about Computers and Networks.

I must say if you have time on your side you WILL have fun. Even if you are frustrated with the computer :thumbsup:.

Edited by ComputerWhizz7, 24 January 2008 - 03:11 AM.

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#4 doomgiver13

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 11:42 AM

Thanks for the suggestions y'all. I can't wait to get this started!!! My benefactor (the person who is funding this hobby) and roommate has informed me that we're gonna pick up a couple Cisco 2500 or 2600 series routers and a 24 port switch to add depth!!! lol It's a wonderful thing when you have a buddy who is in school for IT support!!! lol This is gonna be a blast!!!


incidentally... I may end up slapping Ubuntu's server distro on instead of windows... then I get to decide what I'll use for mail service.

Overly ambitious? Probably. But MAN what fun!!! This thing's gonna look like a mini Corporate net when we're done!!! lol... I may eventually have to upgrade my 5Mb pipe!
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