Windows

Install and configure Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Set up admin account

A network administrator account is then added to the installation. This follows the basic configuration of a user account in terms of password complexity and accepted characters. In the figure above, “admin-“ was pre-pended to the username to use an alias for the specified user. This implies that a normal username of firstname.lastname would also be created for day-to-day use.

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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.

5 comments
infoaftab
infoaftab

I have installed sbs2011 on machine. but after installation i cant find exchange and sharepoint there.! I am thinking it should be there inbuilt...but they aren't ! So do i need to install them manually?

pam101
pam101

I installed SBS 2011 this weekend on a Lenovo ThinkServer, but they didn't have updated drivers for the raid so I now have a new system with 15 workstations without raid but I do have my network up and running. Wonder if I should configure the raid in June when the new drivers are released, it means a new install doesn't it?

b4real
b4real

Fair comment, Gis. But, I've never been through it. So, it's nice to have someone else do it on their lab. :)

Gis Bun
Gis Bun

I really don't think you need a slide show to install SBS. I think 95% of the people out there could do it quite easily - even novices. The trick would be the post-installation. There is nothing in this article regarding configuration other than basic stuff.

Nunob
Nunob

I installed SBS 2011 in a lab this weekend and the install is very similar to the last two flavors of SBS. I am looking forward to testing a migration over the next couple of weekends to test a migration with some sample data. The new version of SBS Essentials looks like it will be nice and very integrated with cloud services from Microsoft should be a nice solution for small offices but I will be sticking with the standard edition for my installs.