Small Business Susan

Can I run Windows 8 on a SBS network?

Already been getting some questions if one can run the connect wizard to get Windows 8 on SBS 2011 Standard/Essentials and found these links:


How to: Connect Windows 8 Consumer Preview to Windows Home Server 2011 | We Got Served:
http://www.wegotserved.com/2012/03/01/connect-windows-8-consumer-preview-windows-home-server-2011/
note that you have to enable .net 3.5.


MPECS Inc. Blog: SBS 2011: Configure SBS Connect Wizard for Windows 8:
http://blog.mpecsinc.ca/2011/09/sbs-2011-configure-sbs-connect-wizard.html
Don’t know if you still need to do this for the consumer preview, I would honestly expect so given that the build is higher than the Dev edition and the connect wiz is doing a version check.


Otherwise remember it’s a beta and that WSUS doesn’t push out Windows 8 updates at this time.