Install and configure Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Download Small Business Server 2011

I’ve not used Small Business Server (any version) much over the years, but it is one of the first server series of products to be released on the 2011 server platform. This caused me to take the plunge to Small Business Server recently in my lab to go through the configuration.

Small Business Server 2011 is a big download at 6.5 GB. Keep in mind this is more than just an operating system, as a number of critical applications are included in the distribution.

If you are considering Small Business Server 2011, check this TechNet page for what is new in this release. You can download a trial of Small Business Server from the TechNet Evaluation Center.


Rick Vanover is a software strategy specialist for Veeam Software, based in Columbus, Ohio. Rick has years of IT experience and focuses on virtualization, Windows-based server administration, and system hardware.