Mon, Dec 27 2010 23:15
Migration step three - taking it down to one nic
Reconfiguring your existing network
Filed under: sbs 2011 migration steps
Before you can migrate your network to Windows SBS 2011 Standard, you must install and configure a router on your network and configure the Source Server to use one network adapter.
If you have not already done so you need to remove ISA 2004/2000 and take the server down to one nic.
Past blogs on this topic can be found here: http://msmvps.com/blogs/kwsupport/archive/2008/09/07/uninstalling-isa-2004.aspx and http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2009/11/07/migration-step-six-removing-isa.aspx I won't reblog the blogged, just review and do what we did then.
Now comes the firewall wars (second only to the antivirus wars). Pick one. Preferably one that costs more than an Office Depot Linksys on sale special. One that does good logging.
I think the wise woman Amy Babinchak said it best recently.. in all deployments she's using a firewall that supports dual wan connections. While SBS 2011 may be still "on premises" it still connects to the cloud and marrying premise server with cloud technologies.