Configuration wizard summary
A useful summary of the configuration wizard is presented before the final steps are configured on the Small Business Server 2011. Curiously, I had to click the link at the bottom that says, “Why can’t I change the name or internal domain name later?” The help file explains how the Small Business Server 2011 is running Active Directory Domain Services, which is consistent with domain controllers in the other Windows environments. It is a better practice to promote and demote domain controllers rather than rename them. The same practice applies here, except that it would be an additional installation and more complicated migration.
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.