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[Today's post comes to us courtesy of Guang Wu from Small Business Server Sustained Engineering]
Windows 8 Consumer Preview has been released, we encourage customer testing the new client with SBS 2011 Essentials, SBS 2011 Standard, SBS 2008 and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. If you experience any issues, please discuss with the community, or file a bug on the connect site. Note this is for test purpose only. Installing beta products in a production environment is not recommended or fully supported.
For known issues for SBS 2011 Essentials and Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, Please see this Wiki.
Below are the known issues and workaround when connecting Windows 8 Consumer Preview (CP) to SBS 2011 standard and SBS 2008:
When trying to connect win8 CP to SBS 2011 standard via http://connect , the Connect Computer Wizard can be opened successfully. However a warning message will be displayed when verifying the computer requirements. Screenshot shows as blow:
You can hit “Next” and continue connecting the computer, it should finish all the tasks and complete successfully.
When trying to connect Win8 CP to SBS2008 server via http://connect , the following page will be displayed, the wizard cannot continue :
After you install .Net 3.5 to the win8 client and enable it, the wizard will still fail due the Windows SKU checking.
After connect Win8 CP to SBS2011 Standard or SBS2008, Win8 client cannot get the updates via WSUS from the server side, and the server cannot get the update status from win8 client via WSUS either.
You can get the Win8 client updates from Windows Update:
Hi, it would also be helpful if you can give some pointers on how to enable folder eewdirection using the prof pack when using Wijn8 clients
Lars - edit the wmi filter in group policy.
I assume by the time Windows 8 is RC SBS 2011 will have been updated to better interact
I can't remote into the consumer preview. I can't tell if this is something I am doing wrong, or if it doesn't work yet, or if it shouldn't work. Has anyone else managed it?
Our Server is running Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard. I am attempting to connect a New Windows 8.1 Laptop to the Server. My first attempt failed and determined through research that I needed Rollup 3. I did that and still cannot connect. The
message states "the Server does not support this version. Workstation client must be Windows 7. I have even updated SBS2011 Standard with Rollup 4 and nothing works. Does anyone have a solution for this issue and my small business is looking to add several
more workstation clients.