Small Business Server 2008 - Build Info

Small Business Server 2008 - Build Info

Windows Small Business Server 2008 - Build information
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This document is intended to be a community edited build document.  Do not consider this to be Microsoft authoritative.  Rather it is opinion based and community driven with your feedback.  Please use this to augment reading the TechNet Library's deployment information and getting started guide and following the SBS Blog as well as Philip Elder's Migration guide. To get an idea of how long a clean installation takes, see HandyAndy's Blog.  For a version in French, see Une version française de ce document est disponible ici.

The document is hyperlinked to pages that go into further detail for each section.  To read the underlying section, merely click on each roman numeral section below.

I.  OVERVIEW OF SBS 2008

    A.  MEDIA    

    
B.  PRODUCT KEYS

    C.  HARDWARE

    D.  PLANNING OF THE SETUP

    E.  INTERNET GATEWAY (FIREWALL)

    F.  VIRTUALIZATION


 

II.  INSTALL PROCESS 

     A.  PREPREP    

   
 B.  INSTALL OF THE OS



III.  KEY TASKS AFTER THE SERVER IS INSTALLED

    A. MAKE A BACKUP

    B. INSTALL CERTAIN UPDATES FIRST

    C.  SPEED UP REBOOTS

    D.  INSTALL A HOTFIX TO FIX THE DEFAULT GATEWAY

    E.  FIXING DNS

    F.  IE TRUSTED SITES

    G.  MOVE DATA AND DISABLE IIS LOGGING

    H.  DHCP SCOPE BEST PRACTICES

  

 

IV.  TWEAKING THE SERVER FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMIZATION
 

    A.  SBS CONSOLE TWEAKS

    B.  TWEAKS FOR WSUS

    C.  TWEAKS FOR SHAREPOINT

    D.  TWEAKS FOR REMOTE WEB WORKPLACE AND OWA

    E.  TWEAKS FOR SEARCH

    F.  TWEAKS FOR MONITORING

    G.  TWEAKS FOR NOTIFICATIONS/ALERTS.

    H.  TWEAKS FOR FAX

    I. TWEAKS FOR EXCHANGE 2007/OUTLOOK

    J.  TWEAKING for DEVICES AND PRINTERS

    K.  TWEAKS FOR REMOVING RSS FEED SYNC

      
 

V.  BACKUP / RESTORE / DISASTER RECOVERY 

    A.  SBS NATIVE BACKUP AND RESTORE

    B.  USING SHADOWPROTECT IT EDITION FOR DISASTER RECOVERY OF SBS 2008

    C.  IMPACT OF WGA ON A SERVER 

    D.  EXTERNAL BACKUP DRIVES COMPATIBILITY LIST



VI.  GROUP POLICY, SERVICE PACKS, ADDITIONAL SERVER INFORMATION
    
    A.  UPDATES AND SERVICE PACKS

    B.  USING GROUP POLICY

    C.  ADDING ADDITIONAL SERVERS TO A SBS 2008 NETWORK

    D.  ANTIVIRUS HOW TO


VII.  ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

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  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 64. Comment: added new section on backup / restore / disaster recovery

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 63. Comment: Created a new section for exchange/outlook tips.  moved some tips under Additional resources to appropriate sections

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 62. Comment: pulled all tips for additional servers into a slightly renamed section.  added tips for "tweaks for search"

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 60. Comment: more tips added

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 59. Comment: added link to SQL 2008 on sbs under additional resources

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 58. Comment: added link under using group policy for multuple subnets

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 57. Comment: added a few more points under Additional Resources

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 56. Comment: add links in Speeding up Reboots section and Move Data and Disable IIS Logging section

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 55. Comment: added real world exchange 2007 sp3 example from another blog

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 54. Comment: added Antivirus HowTo section

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  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 74. Comment: section D was moved to the bottom for some reason - i put it back

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 75. Comment: added step 3 to Firewall section linking to great visual chart at nogeekleftbehind.com

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 76. Comment: corrected a misspelling, and added an install note

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 78. Comment: link to gpo/script to fix mydoc permissions on redirected folders

  • Tim Barrett edited Revision 79. Comment: Added blog link for displaying RSS feeds in SharePoint

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 80. Comment: added link to capi2 errors and solution  

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 81. Comment: added a clarification tip to "speeding up reboots"

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 82. Comment: added link for HP hardware tips

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 83. Comment: added link for gpo to access admin shares of vista/win7 workstations

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 84. Comment: added link under G step 4 for possible console crashing fixes

  • Kevin Royalty [SBS MVP] edited Revision 85. Comment: added default gateway section link, relabeled following sections.

  • Ed Price MSFT edited Revision 102. Comment: Clarifying external links.

  • Ed Price MSFT edited Revision 103. Comment: Title case

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