70-282 Exam Cram: SBS 2003 To Do List

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Completing Post-Installation Tasks

(To Do List)

The To Do List is a great tool containing a collection of tasks that must be undertaken to finalize the Windows Small Business Server Setup. Here you can connect your server to the Internet, create user accounts, connect printers and workstations, and perform all tasks that will allow a small business to have a fully functional network.

The To Do List is broken up into two sections:

1. Network Tasks

·                  View Security Best Practices.

·                       Connect to the Internet with the EICW (E-mail and Internet Configuration Wizard).

·                       Configure Remote Access.

·                       Activate your Server.

·                       Add Client Licenses.

2. Management Tasks

·                  Add a Printer.

·                  Add Users and Computers.

·                  Configure Fax.

·                  Configure Backup.

·                  Configure Monitoring.


The To Do List is shown in Figure 5-1 below.

Figure 5-2

The To Do List is central to the SBS experience and is representative of the SBS culture about using the GUI to complete tasks.

These are the choices the To Do List tasks will offer after a successful clean installation. If you did an upgrade, there will be other tasks listed depending on the setup variation.

The benefits in the real world for the task lists are multiple. If you are an administrator or consultant for a small business, you can set up the server offsite (adding user accounts, configuring group policies, etc.) and install the required applications. Then you can bring the server online onsite and migrate data and connect to the Internet, in short order. This really cuts down the time spent in another cramped closet all weekend.

We will be covering the To Do List in more detail in Chapter 7, “Configuring Windows Small Business Server 2003.”

Chapter 5Installing Windows Small Business Server 2003

IMPORTANT: Even though it is recommended that you complete the To Do List in order, it can be completed in any order. The list can be accessed from the Server Management console.


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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