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Working with Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Essentials by Andrew Edney, Sharon Crawford, Charlie Russel

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Chapter 3. Planning Your Network

The time you spend planning your network before you actually start building it, and installing Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials, is time well spent that will save money and inconvenience later. It is far easier to make changes to the network design when it’s still on paper than once you’ve actually implemented it and found out that there’s a problem.

Planning the Network Infrastructure

The first task in designing a network for your company is evaluating your computing needs. This includes making decisions about the type of Internet connection you need and the kind of local networking you want to use and support. Before starting, though, let’s review some basics about networks and network operating systems. ...

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