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[updated 5th June 2008 - as last 2 sections now online] 

I saw Vijays’s post on SBS 2008 RC0 Installation Walkthrough (which points to this post – walkthrough) and while this article has much good information, I had grabbed the install process in screen shot again :-)  There were a few interesting points that I thought I would share too:

 

Once the install has finished, you need to do the post install configuration:

If you have done it right you will see a screen like this: 00 - Starting up Console (1)

If you have had a number of problems in the install then you will see something like this:

desktop01  and then desktop02.  I got this by hitting the power button on the keyboard while the setup was running and while I said “no” to the “do you want to shutdown” prompt, it appears it killed the setup process in the background.  If you get this sort of setup, I spent a few hours trying to resolve and while I did re-install exchange and then load ForeFront, it was easier to just re-format and start again.

 

OK, so if it is working the console should look like this:

01 - How to Use the Console (1)

 

There are then the following steps that took me about 20-mins to complete:

  1. Read the document on how to use the SBS console
  2. Connect to the Internet
  3. Accept the Customer feedback option
  4. Set up the Internet address
  5. Configure a Smart Host for Internet e-mail
  6. Adding a trust certificate (I don’t have one, but I’ll show you the screen shot)
  7. Configure server backup
  8. Configure Windows Live OneCare for Server   
  9. Set up Microsoft Office Live Small Business Web sites

Finally, all the SBS 2008 entries can be found at http://davidoverton.com/blogs/doverton/archive/tags/SBS+2008/default.aspx

 

ttfn

David


Posted Fri, May 30 2008 12:26 AM by David Overton

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