The Essential Business Server (EBS) Team sharing the love with their new prep wizard!

Looking for a cool way to check the health of your current network(s)?  Well here’s a free, yes that’s right, free, download compliments of Eric Watson and the Essential Business Server team over at Microsoft.  A few of us ran into Eric at lunch last Friday and were ecstatic to hear he was carrying through on his earlier idea of giving the tool out to the community as a gift from the EBS team.  The prep and planning tool is a great way to check your AD, network, Exchange, SCE, and overall Server configs.  We’ve been using it in our EBS TAP sites and have been impressed.


Check out the EBS Blog for Eric’s announcement and the download link.


Thanks to all involved in the production of this, especially a particular MS employee down in Las Colinas Texas.  You rock!


Steve


 

One thought on “The Essential Business Server (EBS) Team sharing the love with their new prep wizard!”

  1. Chad Gross and I are sitting here at an EBS 2008 deep dive training with Mark Stanfill and have just learned that you need to IGNORE one of the steps in the KB listed for the the following warning in SBS 2003 boxes:

    Network Adapter Configuration
    Warning: The sbs-servername.domain.lan (insert your server name in there) domain controller is listening on multiple addresses.
    See also: KB 272294

    Inside KB 272294 under step three there are the following directions:

    3. Remove the existing entries in DNS. To do so:
    a. Browse to the following location:
    Under DNS\DNS Servername\Forward Lookup Zones\Domain Name
    b. Remove Host (A) record entries that refer to the domain controller’s computer name for the outside network adapter IP addresses.
    c. Remove Host (A) record entries for the same name as the parent folder for the network adapter IP addresses.

    Mark says we can SAFELY IGNORE the entry under letter C that tells you to remove the Host (A) record entries for the same name as the parent folder. Ensure you keep your SBS machine name as an A record and keep the “same name as the parent folder” A record. – Steve

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