Installing the Systems
Continuing our notation above, we will install the operating systems and roles as follows:
- Windows Server 2003 R2 with Service Pack 1
- Group Policy Management Console
- .NET Framework 2.0
- FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005
- Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP1
- Windows Update Agent 3.0
The items in italics can be installed using the Control Panel – Add or Remove Programs without too much effort in Windows Server 2003. If you are not familiar with SQL Server installation, you can leave the default values during the installation. However, make sure that you install the Database Services, Integration Services and Workstation Components when you are prompted by the wizard.
- No additional software installation is required for now.
- Windows Report Builder Redistributable200
- Windows Server Update Services
At this point, I can advise you a time saver: When you finish installing the programs/applications above, shut down your virtual disk and then Copy » Paste it and rename it. However, you will end up with two computers with the same Security ID (SID). Boot the system that you copied and pasted, download the application called “New Sid" and run it, which will give your virtual server a new SID. You can also change the computer name. Make sure that the virtual machine has not been a member of the domain. If this is the case, remove it from the domain, run New Sid and then rejoin it.
After finishing the installation, we need to configure the IP addresses of the network adapters:
SRV2003DC: We need two network adapters. One adapter should be facing the external network (the Internet) and the other should be facing the internal network (the connection to the SRV2003FCS-DIST and any other systems that we may deploy). I recommend the external network adapter to work in Bridged mode, saving us from the probable DNS configuration with the NAT (Network Address Translation) settings.
SRV2003FCS-DIST: One network adapter is enough; the server will connect to the Internet from SRV2003DC. Later on we will need Internet connection on this server to synchronize with Microsoft Update Services. For this reason, you may want to employ a second network adapter to connect SRV2003FCS-DIST to connect to the Internet directly and save your resources from running two virtual machines simultaneously. We will deploy one adapter with internal network setting.
It is time to head for the installation of Forefront Client Security. We will start with SRV2003DC.