SBS BPA Known Issues/Common Questions

SBS BPA Known Issues/Common Questions

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1) You get a warning

Windows Server Update Services 2.0 installed

This server is running Windows Server Update Services 2.0. You should upgrade Windows Server Update Services 2.0 to Windows Server Update Services 3.0. For information about upgrading Windows Server Update Services 2.0 to Windows Server Update Services 3.0, see ”Installing Windows Server Update Services 3.0 on Windows SBS 2003” at the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=77404).

This should refer to the link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=89081 instead of http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=77404. This will be addressed in the first update to the BPA.

2) You get one or both of the following warnings

Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies installed

Windows SBS 2003 has the Windows SBS 2003 R2 Technologies installed but Service Pack 2 for Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 is not installed.

or

Daylight Savings Time not updated

Windows SharePoint Services has not been updated for Daylight Savings Time. For more information see the Knowledge Base articles "Description of the update for Windows SharePoint Services: January 9 2007" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95936 and "Description of the Windows SharePoint Services post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: March 9 2007" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95163.

Please click on the Tree Reports radio button and then go under Windows Small Business Server Baseline/Technologies/Windows SharePoint Services 2.0/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Shared Tools\Web Server Extensions\6.0 and see if the value for the Version = 6.0.2.8165 or greater. If so, then it appears that you have WSS SP3 (or later) installed and you should be able to ignore the above warnings.

If the Version is less than 6.0.2.6568 then it would appear the WSS SP2 has not been installed. This will be addressed in the first update to the BPA.

3) You get a warning

Small Business registry key exists

The Small Business registry key exists and should be removed. You should either back up or export this registry key and then delete the Small Business registry key located at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Small Business.

We will include a link to http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/914990 in order for you to get more information about this registry key. This will be addressed in the first update to the BPA.

4) You get a warning even though you have Windows Server 2003 SP1 or SP2 installed

Windows SBS 2003 Service Pack 1 not installed

Windows SBS 2003 SP1 is available. For download information, see http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=50694. To order the Windows SBS 2003 cd set (required for Windows SBS 2003 Premium Edition customers), go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=50685.

This is by design. Windows SBS 2003 SP1 is an SBS specific service pack. It is made up of 5 parts including the operating system service pack, Exchange Server service pack, Windows SharePoint Services service pack, XP SP2 update, and Windows SBS 2003 SP1 itself. The Exchange Server service packs, XP SP2 update for SBS, and Windows SBS 2003 SP1 itself are not distributed via Microsoft Update. You must download these components from the Microsoft Download Center. Please note that the ability to order the Windows SBS 2003 SP1 cd set (required for Premium customers in order to get ISA 2004) ends at the end of this year. Additional information can also be found at http://blogs.technet.com/sbs/archive/2007/07/03/sbs-2003-sp-0-support-retirement.aspx

5) You get a warning of

DNS Client not configured

The DNS client is not configured to point only to the internal IP address of the server. For detailed instructions about configuring the DNS client, see the "Configurations" section of the Knowledge Base article "How to configure Internet access in Windows Small Business Server 2003" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95289.

Internal Network Adapter is not configured to register IP address in DNS

Verify that the internal network card is configured to register in DNS. For detailed instructions about verifying internal adapter configuration, see the procedure for "Internal or single network adapter configuration"  in the "Configurations" section of the Knowledge Base article "How to configure Internet access in Windows Small Business Server 2003" at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=95289.

Ensure that the LANNIC registry value has the proper network card GUID. Check using Method 3 in the KB article http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/875422.

6) Get a warning of

Outlook Mobile Access is not using .Net Framework version 1.1.4322

Microsoft Outlook Mobile Access should be using .Net Framework version 1.1.4322. To do so, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager snap-in, double-click Web Sites, double-click Default Web Site, right-click oma, and then click Properties. Click the ASP.NET tab, and then for ASP.Net version, select 1.1.4322

And/or

Remote Web Workplace not using .Net Framework 1.1.4322

Remote Web Workplace should be using .Net Framework version 1.1.4322. To do so, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager snap-in, double-click Web Sites, double-click Default Web Site, right-click Remote, and then click Properties. Click the ASP.NET tab, and then for ASP.Net version, select 1.1.4322.

And/or

The Windows SBS Backup site is not using .Net Framework 1.1.4322

The Windows SBS Backup site should be using .Net Framework version 1.1.4322. To do so, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager snap-in, double-click Web Sites, double-click Default Web Site, right-click Backup, and then click Properties. Click the ASP.NET tab, and then for ASP.Net version, select 1.1.4322.

And/or

Windows SBS Monitoring is not using .Net Framework 1.1.4322

Windows SBS Monitoring should be using .Net Framework version 1.1.4322.  To do so, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In the IIS Manager snap-in, double-click Web Sites, double-click Default Web Site, right-click Monitoring, and then click Properties. Click the ASP.NET tab, and then for ASP.Net version, select 1.1.4322.

This is by design. These features were designed and tested against the ASP.Net Framework v1.1.4322. Note that Remote Web Workplace, Backup, Monitoring and Companyweb all need to be using the same version of ASP.Net Framework due to the fact that they are all in the same application pool. If you change them from v2.0 back to the v1.1.4322 then you may also need to follow the steps in the More Information section of http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894903 in order to change Companyweb back to ASP.Net v1.1.4322.

7) Is there a way to silently install and/or schedule the SBS BPA to run?

Currently, there is not a way to silently install and/or run it as a scheduled task.

8) When will the first update of the BPA be available?

Currently the first update for the BPA is planned to occur by the end of this year.

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