VI. Group Policy, Service Packs, and Additional Server Information

VI. Group Policy, Service Packs, and Additional Server Information

Small Business Server 2008 - Build Document VI. Group Policy, Service Packs, and Additional Server Information


UPDATES AND SERVICE PACKS

  1. Exchange 2007 Service Pack
    1. Installing Exchange 2007 SP2 on SBS 2008
    2. Installing Exchange 2007 SP3 on SBS 2008 (you can skip sp2 and do sp3). A real world example is here
  2. WSUS 3 Service Pack
    1. Installing WSUS 3 sp2 and issue with language setting
    2. At the end of installing WSUS 3 sp2, click CANCEL when the WSUS Configuration Wizard starts
    3. Installing WSUS 3 sp2 also requires installing Report Viewer 2008 SP1
  3. Reclaim disks space as needed by running the COMPCLN utility from an administrative command prompt.  Info from here

 

 

 

USING GROUP POLICY

 

  1. To view the event logs of Win7 or Vista workstations remotely, adjust the firewall rules and enable remote registry service.
  2. Want to access the administrative shares of Vista/Win7 workstations?
  3. Tweak a GPO to allow SBS to talk to multiple subnets
  4. Lock down a windows 7 (kiosk) PC with group policy
  5. Free Webinar on group policy and SBS 2008
  6. Want access to redirected users' My Document folders?  Read this and follow the GPO change recommended at the bottom of the post.

 

ADDING ADDITIONAL SERVERS TO AN SBS 2008 NETWORK

 

  1. Check this blog post for some great information on adding a Terminal Server to your SBS network.
    1. This blog post outlines additional information when adding a 2012 RDS Server (Remote Desktop Server / Terminal Server) to an SBS 2008 network.
  2. Tweaking that additional Member server for security.
  3. Adding an additional Member server?  Check this out for a WMI filter you can use.
  4. Guidance to install SQL 2008 on your SBS server.

 

 ANTIVIRUS HOWTO

 

  1. If you use Trend Micro's products on your SBS networks, you need this guide

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