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  1. For one of my IS classes my group and I are going to give a presentation on IPv6 and PNRP. We would also like to give a live demonstration to the class during our presentation. I wanted to see if anyone had some ideas on what we could do/how we could do this. Personally, I was thinking we could just hook our laptops up to a router (WRT54G w/ DD-WRT) and show that they have IPv6 address. I was then thinking we could use a Tunel Broker to access some IPv6 websites (ipv6.google.com). I'm not sure if our university will let us plug into their network, but we will figure that out later. Also I know very little about PNRP (going to start my research tomorrow) and I'm not sure how we could demonstrate it. Any ideas? Thanks!
  2. Hey, that's pretty cool! I'll have to get that setup on my computer and see if it will help in anyway. I know they were planning to use SharePoint Server for document storage, but Ill have to look at Orange HRM as a compliment.
  3. For my college internship, I've been put in charge of documenting the organizational structure and procedures of a small web design business. The owner wants me to take all of the information in his head and put it on paper so that its easier for others to see. He wants me to outline procedures for when they get a new client or a new project for an exiting client. He also wants to visual see the employee structure (who specializes in what and who is doing what for which client). Currently they use OnTime to manage projects, but not being familiar with it, I don't know if it can help with what I've been asked to do. His goal is to make things easier as the company expands. So far, I've been using spreadsheets and MS Visio to represent the data, but didn't know if there was program (Windows or Mac) dedicated to a task like this. Thanks
  4. Wow, impressive setup. I think I'm going to go with ESXi, but I'll figure out away to get some Hyper-V experience. Anything else I should know?
  5. Thanks a lot. You've been a lot of help. Besides what's in your previous post, do you have any information on best practices for splitting things up? In regards to Hyper-V do you think I should use that instead of ESXi to host my virtual machines?
  6. Ok, thanks. Are those services usually run on separate servers or on one machine? I've got some experience with AD, GP, Exchange and WSUS, but most of our clients are small business so it's usually all on one machine since they can't afford multiple servers.
  7. As soon as I get some extra money together, I'm planning to build an ESXi white box and installed different Windows Server products on it to try and get to know them better and understand how they work and fit together. Are there any websites or books I should read that might have some exercises I could practice? Also, since I won't be able to start this for a few months, is there anything I could do to start planning while I wait? BTW, I have access to all the Microsoft software through my university's MSDNAA.
  8. Good point. I'm going to save up some money and build an ESXi Whitebox.
  9. Some good ideas, I don't know if any of the parts are compatible with my other computers, but I'll check. I used to use the drives for backup, but those have been replaced with a 1.5TB drive. I guess I could use it as another NAS or something, not that I'm low on space on my existing one.
  10. I inherited a Dell PowerEdge 700 (P4 2.8Ghz, 4GB Ram, 80GB HD) and added two 500GB drives and a cheap SATA RAID card in hopes of loading ESXi so that I could experiment with Windows Server Products. Unfortunately, ESXi isn't supported on this hardware and Windows Server 2008 R2 requires x64 (which I don't think this is). Should I sell this and put the money (won't be much) towards a new (cheap) ESXi server? I can't really think of anything to use it for except that I was going to play around with web hosting on Ubuntu, but was going to do that in a VM as well. Just looking for some feedback.
  11. We use Kaseya at work, it's not free nor opensource though. We don't use their helpdesk, for that we use AutoTask. I also know of Level and ManageEngine.
  12. Thanks for all the replies. Looks like I should focus on better learning MS Server products.
  13. I was thinking about all of the Windows Server "products" (Server/SBS/Exchange/Active Directory, etc) I deal with daily for my job and thought it would be great to learn the Linux equivalents/alternatives. I then go to thinking about how one could replace Windows in a small business setting. I did a Google search and saw many people replace their Domain Controller with Samba, but I'm not sure what the advantage to this is if you are still running Windows on your workstations. Using our clients as an example, I tried to imagine them running both Linux on their server and Linux on their workstations. I see an issue with this as many use programs that would prohibit this (Quicken - Accounting, AutoCad - interior design, MS Access based client management program - Insurance Company, etc) and I was curious to see how you are using Linux in a small business setting. What Linux software should I look at and learn as equivalents to Microsoft Server products? What benefit have you seen from replacing a Windows server(s) (DC, AD, Exchange, etc) with a Linux one(s)? What issues and how have you over come them when replacing all computers with Linux based ones? What other ways have you seen Linux used in the small business setting? Thanks!
  14. Ok, well thanks for letting me know about them.
  15. Thanks, I've heard of those, but haven't really used them. No I haven't. Where do you download the cd from? I look all over, but didn't see a link. I've used UBCD4Win, which seems to be very similar.
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