Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server

Definition of Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server?

A complete, integrated solution for businesses with 25 or fewer PCs. Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server includes file, print, and application services; communication services; and Internet connection services.

Small Business Server integrates these applications from the BackOffice family of products:

  • Microsoft Windows NT
  • Microsoft Exchange Server
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Internet Information Services
  • Microsoft Proxy Server

Small Business Server also extends this BackOffice functionality by including the following:

  • Microsoft Fax Service
  • Microsoft Modem Sharing Server
  • Internet connectivity for small businesses

Small Business Server is easy to set up and manage, and it can grow with a business’s needs. It includes the following features:

  • Unified, integrated administration through the Small Business Server Console
  • Simple, wizard-based installation and configuration (from creating users to installing printers and establishing Internet connectivity)
  • Easy setup and configuration of client computers using the Set Up Computer Wizard
  • Extensive online help and troubleshooting tips for the administrator and users
  • An easy upgrade path to BackOffice Server when a business grows beyond 25 computers
  • Support for e-mail, the Internet, and fax
  • Scheduling and collaboration features through the Microsoft Outlook desktop information manager and Exchange Server