After install I'd recommend ensuring that Windows Server 2008 SP2 is installed on the box. After that you can manually install all of the updates after you flip the box over to Microsoft update. While you can install using WSUS, using Microsoft update
is a faster way to get the box updated. Ensure you have installed update rollup 8 or later (including SP3) on Exchange to ensure that you don't have an issue where Outlook will prompt for passwords.
To speed up the reboot process with SBS 2008, check out this
blog post - this will save you a lot of time, especially when you go into the patching phase in the next step. A similar version is also available from
this site. We recommend that you create your own GPO for this, and link it to the "Domain Controllers" OU.
To fix this perform the following:
If you want to use root hints, you can set the maxcachettl registry value on the Windows 2008 DNS Server as follows:
a. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
b. Locate the following registry key:
c. On the Edit menu, click New,
click DWORD (32-bit) Value , and then add the following value:
Data Type: DWORD
Data value: 0x2A300 (172800 in decimal = 2 days)
e. Quit Registry Editor.
f. Restart the DNS server.
Data type Range
REG_DWORD 0x0 | 0x1 - 0xFFFFFFFF seconds Default value:0x15180 (86,400 seconds = 1 day)
You may see this behavior in Windows 2008, SBS 2008 and EBS 2008.
DNS scavenging to ensure that Remote Web Workplace will properly work.
Using the server to browse the Internet is not recommended, However, you may need to download files from Microsoft when there is no workstation available. Add these URLs to Internet Explorer trusted sites to prevent downloads from Microsoft from being blocked: