70-282 Exam Cram: How To Install Small Business Server Components [Microsoft Small Business Specialist Primer book excerpt]

Yo – harrybbb here – publisher of the above title. I am posting up a 70-282 exam cram passage as part of my daily virtual book reading. Enjoy….

Small Business Server Component Installation (Standard Edition)

After the GUI-mode setup is completed, the server will reboot and the Windows Small Business Server Setup Wizard will launch the first time you log in. Before proceeding with the Small Business Server Setup, make sure you:

·                                          Check that NIC are installed and functioning properly.

·                                          Plug in the UPS.

·                                          Plug one cable into the NIC for the internal network.

Do not customize your server until you are done with the entire Windows Small Business Server 2003 installation.

IMPORTANT: When adding the domain name, accept the default of .local or choose another extension like .prv or .internal to

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keep your internal domain as secure as possible. This way you are ensuring that your internal network will stay isolated from the Internet. (NOTE: Do not use .local if you are using Mac OS X clients on the network.)

At this point you can proceed with the SBS Setup Wizard. If setup requirements are not met at any time, a Setup Requirements page will launch, advising you of the issue so you can correct it before proceeding with the installation.

The Setup Wizard will now install the Server tools and application which are listed on the Components screen. These are applications typically used by small businesses and selected by default. They are:

·                       Intranet.

·                       Monitoring.

·                       Networking.

·                       Administration.

·                       Client Deployment.

·                       Exchange Server.

·                       Fax Services.

Components are installed to the default location at C:\Program Files\Microsoft Windows Small Business Server.


Figure 5-1

You can also allocate the location of various data folders at this point, like users, shared folder, Exchange database, SharePoint, and fax folders. If you have several drives in your server, I recommended you choose different partitions for data, applications, and users’ shared folders.

The complete install at this point can take anywhere from one hour (unlikely) to several hours (most common) depending on your hardware. If you are installing SBS from the CD set, you will be prompted several times to insert different CDs. If you are installing from a DVD, you may as well go get a big cup of coffee or take a nap for a while.

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After the Small Business Server 2003 installation is completed, the server will reboot and come up with the “To Do List” when you log in.

IMPORTANT: Once Windows Small Business Server Setup has run, you are not able to change the computer name. The SBS tools and applications are configured to work with the full DNS name for the internal domain and the NetBIOS name. To change the server name, you would have to reinstall Windows Small Business Server 2003.


Harry Brelsford, CEO at SMB Nation (www.smbnation.com)

MBA, MCSE, CNE, CLSE, CNP, MCP, MCT, SBSC (Microsoft Small Business Specialist)

PS – did you know my Windows Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) book is almost here? Yes!


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