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  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 Response to SBS 2011 standard – reminder of why manually joining is okay

  1. David Burch says:

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