SBS 2011 Standard Build Info

SBS 2011 Standard Build Info

Small Business Server 2011 Standard Build document (standard)



Please note this documented is intended as a changeable community document.  If you see something you'd like to add, please feel free to sign up to the wiki and add it! This document covers clean installs. Migrations will be covered by official SBS documentation or community resources such as www.sbsmigration.com . You can also review the SBS 2011 build document by Philip Elder.

Note by Philip Elder SBS MVP: Please do review our SBS 2011 Setup Guide. It is a very indepth step-by-step guide for configuring an SBS 2011 Standard install consistently the same across many clients. It also contains many setup caveats and their workarounds or fixes. Troubleshooting errors that may happen along the way are also present.

I. OVERVIEW OF SBS 2011

  • MEDIA
  • PRODUCT KEYS
  • HARDWARE
  • PLANNING OF THE SETUP
  • INTERNET GATEWAY (FIREWALL)
  • VIRTUALIZATION
  • CLIENTS
  • PRINTERS, PLOTTERS, OTHER HARDWARE ALONG WITH LINE OF BUSINESS APPLICATIONS

II. INSTALL PROCESS

  • PREPREP
  • INSTALL OF THE OS

III. KEY TASKS AFTER THE SERVER IS INSTALLED

  • MAKE A BACKUP
  • INSTALL CERTAIN UPDATES FIRST
  • SPEED UP REBOOTS
  • FIXING DNS

IV. TWEAKING THE SERVER FOR OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE AND CUSTOMIZATION

  • SBS CONSOLE TWEAKS
  • TWEAKS FOR WSUS
  • TWEAKS FOR SHAREPOINT
  • TWEAKS FOR REMOTE WEB WORKPLACE AND OWA
  • TWEAKS FOR SEARCH
  • TWEAKS FOR MONITORING
  • TWEAKS FOR NOTIFICATIONS/ALERTS
  • TWEAKS FOR FAX
  • TWEAKS FOR EXCHANGE 2010/OUTLOOK
  • TWEAKING for DEVICES AND PRINTERS
  • TWEAKS FOR REMOVING RSS FEED SYNC

V. BACKUP / RESTORE / DISASTER RECOVERY

  • SBS NATIVE BACKUP AND RESTORE
  • USING SHADOWPROTECT IT EDITION FOR DISASTER RECOVERY OF SBS 2008
  • IMPACT OF WGA ON A SERVER
  • EXTERNAL BACKUP DRIVES COMPATIBILITY LIST

VI. GROUP POLICY, SERVICE PACKS, ADDITIONAL SERVER INFORMATION

  • UPDATES AND SERVICE PACKS
  • USING GROUP POLICY
  • ADDING ADDITIONAL SERVERS TO A SBS 2008 NETWORK
  • ANTIVIRUS HOW TO

VII. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

  • ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

VIII. REPAIR RESOURCES

        A. Repairing Monitoring and Reporting

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