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Entries from January 2011 ↓

Running the BPA

When you finish migrating your settings and data to Windows SBS 2011 Standard, you should run Microsoft® Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Best Practices Analyzer.  Windows SBS 2011 BPA examines a server that is running Windows SBS 2011 Standard, and then it presents a list of issues, errors, and other information, which are sorted by […]

Step 35 – deleting the DNS entries in the source server

Delete DNS entries of the Source Server for Windows SBS 2011 Standard migrationAfter you decommission the Source Server, the DNS server still contains entries that point to the Source Server. Delete these DNS entries. To delete DNS entries that point to the Source Server1.    On the Destination Server, click Start, click Administrative Tools, and then click […]

Moving the PCs to the My business OU

The Windows SBS Console displays Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) computer objects that are in or nested in the Windows SBS 2008 default Organizational Unit (OU), OU=<DomainName>\MyBusiness\Computers\SBSComputers. If you want to manage computer objects that were natively joined to the domain, you must move the computer objects into the default OU. To move computer objects […]

Step 34 – giving the Adminstrators group the rights they need

Next up is clean up time… first up we need to give the built in admin the right to log on as a batch job. Give the built-in Administrator group the right to log on as a batch job for migration Note After you migrate, you should give the Administrator group the right to log on […]

Watch the "server build day" of the Cinn Ohio Load fest of SBS 2011.

CiNPA SBS 2011 LoadFest, Server build of SBS 2011 in Cincinnati Ohio w/ Kevin Royalty, Matt Hester & Tim Barrett timbarrett on USTREAM. Technology: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12326012 http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/12323588 Watch the “server build day” of the Cinn Ohio Load fest of SBS 2011. What’s that log file location he’s talking about?  Same as it was in SBS 2008: […]

So how many SBSers will fit, I wonder?

[YouTube:qHS3lTrvypo] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHS3lTrvypo&feature=player_embedded# http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlgiOz4ujTs&feature=related Hang on, I’d have to donate my Mini Cooper to find out…. hmmm maybe not a good idea then. 

So when do you do updates?

So now that the data is over on the new server, the Exchange is migrated, we have a GOOD backup.. now and ONLY now do I start the patching process. You can pick another time in the process that you feel comfy but please always do it AFTER a backup. But my rule is to […]

More migration docs posted online tonight:

More migration docs posted online tonight: Migrate to Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard from Windows Small Business Server 2008 Migrate Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard to New Hardware Move all SharePoint Foundation 2010 databases for Windows SBS 2011 Standard to another server

Step 33 – dcpromo-ing down the SBS 2003

In my real migration at the office, at this point in the migration I turned off the SBS 2003 rather than immediately dcpromo-ing it to ensure that I hadn’t forgotten anything still hooked to the SBS 2003.  Remember you will be removing this server and having to reinstall it.  You cannot dcpromo down the SBS […]

Step 32 start thinking about printers

Physically disconnect printers that are directly connected to the Source ServerBefore you demote the Source Server, physically disconnect any printers that are directly connected to the Source Server and are shared through the Source Server. Ensure that no Active Directory objects remain for the printers that were directly connected to the Source Server. The printers […]