Server Newbie Questions

Hi Forum,
I am new to using OSX Server. I am trying to setup a new network at our small office using OSX 10.5 Server installed on a new Mac Pro as the Gateway to our internet connection. This makes the most since to me, since we have a need for up to 2(maybe 3) VPN connections at a time, and Apple support told me that the Airport Extreme can only handle one VPN at a time.
We are currently on Qwest DSL with a Static IP address. The service is not so good, and we are evaluating other options. In the meantime, I need to get the network up and running, despite the slow speed of the internet connection.
A map of how the network should be setup is here -> http://www.cliffkujala.com/network.jpg
I ran through the Gateway Setup Assistant, and I have the computers networked locally, but none of them (except the server) can get to the internet. I assume that the gateway assistant should have opened up all the normal ports in the firewall.
Something that is also strange about the gateway assistant. When I run it, it places the WAN connected ethernet port (en0) behind the LAN connected ethernet port (en1). Unless I move them back, I lose internet on the server too.
Message was edited by: Cliff Kujala

"Because we are a nonprofit, we are members of techsoup and can get the software cheap enough, but I don't really understand the licensing, particularly the Remote desktop services CALs.  How does this service differ from what I currently understand
as RDC.  Do I need to get one of these CALs to be able to provide remote support to users/PCs?"
Your absolute best source of licensing information and clarification is to speak with a trained Microsoft licensing specialist.  You can find one by starting your search at
www.microsoft.com/licensing.
Are all these devices owned by your organization?  If so, dump XP as quickly as possible.  You also might want to check into Office 365 instead of google apps, unless you like the fact that google reads everything you do.  The combination
of Office 365 and Windows Intune might seem like a lot of money up front, but when you consider the significant amount of management time that is simply eliminated by them, they can be quite cost-effective.
It's pretty hard to 'assess' the software without any knowledge of applications needed, usage patterns, vendors, etc.  If you do not feel comfortable performing the function yourself, find a reputable local consultant to come in and assist.
. : | : . : | : . tim

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