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June 22, 2013 at 11:14 am in reply to: Simplest Way to add a 2008 server to a SBS 2011 Running the domain #308854
Re: Simplest Way to add a 2008 server to a SBS 2011 Running the domainOssian;273940 wrote:Sorry, but this is a myth….
There is no issue with having additional domain controllers in an SBS domain provided the SBS still holds the FSMOs
From the horses mouth: http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2007/10/04/debunking-the-myth-about-additional-domain-controllers-replica-dcs-in-an-sbs-domain.aspx
A good example of when you should have additional domain controllers is with a multi site environment (small chain of offices, for example) where each will benefit from local logons etc.
Ahh yes – my bad. I’ve mainly been involved with SBS2003 – SBS2011 migrations and the official line is you can only have one SBS server on the same domain.June 22, 2013 at 9:15 am in reply to: Simplest Way to add a 2008 server to a SBS 2011 Running the domain #308853
Re: Simplest Way to add a 2008 server to a SBS 2011 Running the domainakersrus;273362 wrote:OK, thank you.
I am not much on server OSes, I assume I would start with DCpromo on the second server?
Nope. You can only have one DC in an SBS2011 domain environment. You can join a Server 2008 R2 to the domain, just don’t add the DC roles to it.
Re: One Month Leftbiggles77;273199 wrote:I think MS have their heads up where the sun don’t shine. People will realise the “cloud” ain’t the be all and end all and when someone comes out with a SBS like product just watch them scramble to win back market share.
MS have been cloud pushing since 1997; they must be so proud of how they are destroying the non cloud way of “life”.
Given the right climate, clouds disappear!
Congratulations on your THIRD successive SMB 150 Steven. Very well deserved! [ATTACH]5718[/ATTACH]
Microsoft have your server OS, your applications, your data, you mail….all of it!!
Re: Exchange 2010 New Implementation
Buy two servers – one a DC and one an Exchange server. Don’t skimp on cheap / nasty clone hardware. By something like HP kit with extended warranty for the hardware for piece of mind.
Or buy one very high-spec server and VM / HyperVisor both servers.
Re: Exchange 2010 New Implementationmudassir;272236 wrote:… but that would be a negative impact on my Job, So I have to avoid that. For that reason I have to go ahead and do everything myself.
What he means is “I’ve been hired as an IT Systems Consultant” and I don’t have a clue!
Re: Exch 2010 SP1 > Exch 2010 SP3Sembee;272142 wrote:You do not need Exchange 2010 SP2 installed first.
However if you have spoken to Microsoft support and got an interim update (NOT a rollup) then that will have to be removed.
You can go straight to SP3 from any previous version, including RTM, SP1 and SP2, on full product or SBS.
The only updates that are on there are standard update rollups – thanks for confirming.
Re: Answer Filecruachan;270249 wrote:You still need it, because it sets the name and IP and a few other things for the new server, plus you provide the credentials used to authenticate to the domain.
So what’s the point of “Migration – Join an exisiting domain” or does it assume your already working through the migration guide and have an answer file?
Re: Windows Server 2003 Std > SBS2011cruachan;270106 wrote:I’m assuming you’ve already purchased the software, because I’m slightly curious about why you would migrate from full product to SBS 2011 when you will have to migrate back to full product again (or use SBS essentials) when the time comes to upgrade again.
You can put the answer file on a virtual floppy disk BTW.
Not my choice….I only get told what to install after the purchase. It make sense for the customer to have SBS at the moment. The New SBS will last them for a minimum of 6 years. Their current box is Server 2003 so that’s ten years on that for starters.
When the time comes to upgrade, there will be something new in our ever changing technology world.
Re: Windows Server 2003 Std > SBS2011
Just found this thread on the ‘web:
Some interesting links that suggest to run the pre-prep tools manually and then follow the SBS2003 > SBS2011 guide – there’s a few gotcha’s in there.
My “migration” is going direct to a VM host – any gotcha’s with that – like not finding the answerfile from a USB key?
Re: Windows Server 2003 Std > SBS2011teiger;269956 wrote:Is this to new hardware? Is the current AD in good working order?
Yes and yes I think so – need to confirm with the diag tools first.teiger;269956 wrote:You could still “swing it”. Basically leave your production server running and build another temporary DC (on your laptop or other computer – preferably in a virtual machine). Take the temporary DC offline and install just the Windows 2008R2 part of your SBS on your new server and promote it to a DC with the same name as your existing server. You can then upgrade your “new” server to SBS 2011.
All this can be done whilst your production server is still running.
Finally, back up the data and the PST’s to a meium that can be transported to your new SBS and restore (there is a special “restore-only” version of ntbackup for Server 2008R2.
Do you know of any decent Microsoft guides that explain all that as I have a few questions but I guess it’s better to ready the guides and understand the process first.teiger;269956 wrote:For full details you still need the migration kit – but worth it IMHO.
Which “migration kit” is that? Don’t forget the source server is not SBS 2003 – it’s a WS 2003 Std server with Exchange 2003 installed.
Re: Windows Server 2003 Std > SBS2011
Won’t be able to use any kit – it’ll all be done with the tools provided by Microsoft.
Just a thought, what would happen if I just treated the source server as an SBS2003 server – would the migration fail?
Re: Server with mirrored disks os not workingaragosta;269647 wrote:I got the problem the operating system hdd has crashed and when i booted the server with a livecd i was able to see all 4hdds as dynamic disks and the operating system hdd disk c am i unable to access it wants to format it to be able to access is there any way to install a new OS into that hdd and then link the rest of 4hdds without loosing the datas ?
So if you can see the drives and the data with the LiveCD (what software is that?) then you should be able to attach an external USB drive – so GET THAT DATA BACKED UP BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE.
Re: SBS2011 / Exchange 2010 updates
Exchange Service packs are not provided by Windows Updates – only rollups. Download it and install manually, then do Rollup v4 and v5. Rollup 4 takes about 45 mins to install so give it time.
Re: 2003 > 2011 Migration / Exch 2010 SP2cruachan;269108 wrote:I always do it before migration of the mailboxes, as it requires about an hours downtime to install. In fact as soon as the SBS migration is complete I usually fully patch the target server and get the AV and Backup software running prior to doing any of the migration tasks.
Is that even before starting on the migration wizard for the first time?
Yeah – and what with 150+ updates from Windows Update it does take nearly a day’s build before you even start the MW tasks.
I installed rollup 4 and 5v2 the other day – I can’t believe it takes about 40 mins for rollup 5v2 to install!
Thanks for the reply.January 13, 2013 at 10:37 am in reply to: SBS2011- Network share opening documents/files slowly #308827
Re: SBS2011- Network share opening documents/files slowly
The two XP machines that have the issues – have you tried running them in safe mode with networking and then checking access to the file on the server?
Just to rule out anything local to the machines like on demand on access AV scanning etc…
Re: VSphere Booksjoeqwerty;267392 wrote:Yes. Google has an extensive vSphere library.
Yes – helpful – thanks.
Your link highlighted the fact that there are plenty of books on the subject – which is part of the problem – there are so many to choose from.
I’ve read many computer books over the years – some are easy to understand and well written – other are not so good.
I guess what I was after is some recommendations of book that members had read and found them well written and easy to understand.