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Server Install Gotcha

Posted by on Mar 31, 2010 in General | 0 comments

I was installing a new domain install of SBS 2008…not a migration.  However, after the install process finished, the domain admin account that was added did not have the correct permissions, Exchange 2007 wasn’t installed, and the Active Directory schema was not extended correctly.  After multiple installs, I finally realized that a...

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Server 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Tech Hints | 2 comments

Ok.  It isn’t really a migration; in reality, you are joining an SBS 2008 machine to an existing Server 2003 domain.  However, since you have to do similar tasks as you do for a migration, I’m calling it that. In short, you are following the same instructions that are found in this Microsoft Technet posting.  In a nutshell: Prepare the...

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Lessons from a Recent SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migration

Posted by on Jul 27, 2009 in General | 0 comments

Here are some lessons learned from a recent SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 Migrations. Migrating a network you have barely touched is much more difficult than a network you built from the ground up. Always follow the instructions in this document. If this is the second migration of the network…especially if the previous network was running Exchange 5.5, you...

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Posted by on Nov 22, 2008 in General | 1 comment

Ok.  Let’s say (for the sake of argument) that you are a small business.  Say……less than 50 employees.  In that case, Microsoft’s best suggestion for you is Small Business Server 2003 (now SBS 2008).  With SBS 2003, you have the ability to create a self-signed certificate for SSL communication. Now, with the release of Windows...

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