SBS 2011 standard – reminder of why manually joining is okay

So you are joining a workstation to a SBS 2011 standard  and connect isn’t working?  Just like Essentials, check out the log files


But unlike Essentials they are in a different location:



They are located at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Clients


But also unlike Essentials , you can manually join the clients to the domain http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2005/01/23/33632.aspx  The ONLY think you lose if you don’t use connect is the move profile wizard.  If that’s not a biggie or you have other ways to move the profile data, manually joining the domain is an acceptable alternative. 

One Thought on “SBS 2011 standard – reminder of why manually joining is okay

  1. David Burch on April 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm said:

    You might want to correct the path – SBS2011 is a 64-bit operating system, so:
    C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server\Clients

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