I'm not bashing or trolling in this post, I really want to understand how "MS Pros" on here live with and defend this product...
Ran Windows Server 2000 for 5 years and 2003 R2 for another 5 years. This time around an install of SBS2008 seemed like the right choice for our small business.
Default install out of the box setup using exchange and other then adding another Server 2003 R2 install for a redundant DNS/AD I've done NOTHING but run this SBS box as a standard setup. No additional software running on it other then AVG Business Edition.
Rant now worthy of useful comments...
Every week it's "something" with this box. I fix all the concerns posting as Event ID and a week late more show...none stop issues with reporting servers not working, WSUS concerns, tonight terminals servers shutting off, all the little programs that show me the state of the domain on antivirus, updates, not reporting well.
Is this stuff so complicated and bogged down by 10 updates night that even a default install cannot survive w/o constant "tinkering"?
Is this stuff designed to keep MS MVP employee by constantly needing attention and "consulting"?
I'm not a windows genius but I have been keeping NT sever, 2000 server, 2003 sever running for my business for 15 years...so I know my way around a box or two...and it just amazed me how a product designed for "small business" needs so much attention, doesn't do half the things it should seamlessly do, blah, blah, rant, rant...ok so you get it.
Tell me what I am missing in the philosophy of Windows management? Is this constant attention acceptable to you guys? Do you not have these concerns?
I'm really fed up with this install and am not wishing I could regress to a far less functional solution, can the exchange server (although it's go great features).