Now that you've looked at all the options you need to consider for the design of the server and the network, you should be ready to prepare a proposal that outlines how the installation should look. Be sure to include the technical as well as the business justifications for the choices made in the proposal.
Best Practice Summary
A highly generalized overview recommendation for the implementation of an SBS installation might look like this:
These are just guidelines. The actual implementation depends on the needs and restrictions of the installation site.
Chapter 4. Installing SBS 2003 SP1 on a New Server
IN THIS CHAPTER
Those who have installed the initial release of SBS 2003 will find that installing SBS 2003 SP1 with the slipstreamed media to be a familiar process. This chapter is not for them. Instead, this chapter covers the SBS 2003 SP1 installation process for those who have not done any SBS installations or those who have minimal experience with the installation process.
This chapter covers only the installation of a server from the ground up. It does not contain any information about installing the service pack on an existing SBS installation. Information on the Microsoft SBS 2003 website (http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsServer2003/sbs/downloads/sp1/default.mspx) and the Small Biz Server site (http://www.smallbizserver.net) covers this topic in more than enough detail.
Installation of the Premium Technologies is not covered in this chapter. See Chapter 23, "Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Basics," for information on installing ISA 2004 and Chapter 14, "SharePoint and the Companyweb Site," for instructions on installing SQL 2000 and SP4.