Set Up A Fileserver For Small/Medium Enterprises With SME Server 7.1 - Page 2

3 Initial Configuration

The basic system is now installed. After the reboot you must answer a few questions so that the installer can proceed with the initial system configuration.

First, specify a password for the SME Server administrator (username: admin). This will also be the root password:

Confirm that password:

It's possible that the system thinks that your password is too weak. If you want to proceed with that password, hit No:

Enter the domain name for your server, e.g.

Then specify the system name (e.g. server1). The system name and the domain name make up the host name ( in this example):

Next set the IP address of your SME Server, e.g.

Specify the subnet mask, e.g.

Next we must select the operation mode. As our SME Server will not act as a gateway and firewall (remember, we have a hardware router), we choose Server-only here:

Afterwards specify the IP address of your gateway (e.g.

Then switch off the DHCP server on the SME Server (we have a DHCP server on our hardware router):

Don't specify any DNS servers:

Hit Yes to activate all your selections:

Your changes are being activated:

Your SME Server is now ready for use!

Falko Timme

About Falko Timme

Falko Timme is an experienced Linux administrator and founder of Timme Hosting, a leading nginx business hosting company in Germany. He is one of the most active authors on HowtoForge since 2005 and one of the core developers of ISPConfig since 2000. He has also contributed to the O'Reilly book "Linux System Administration".

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