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.