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  • Blog Post: Providing an Answer File in SBS 2011

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support ] In SBS 2011, administrators must provide an answer file (SBSAnswerFile.xml) to perform a migration mode install. Administrators can also use answer files to accelerate new domain installs (clean installs) as well...
  • Blog Post: Source Server Does Not Meet Minimum Requirements for Migration

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett from Product Quality and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] When installing SBS 2008 in migration mode, you are prompted to Run the Migration Preparation Tool on the Source Server, even though you already have: Source Server does...
  • Blog Post: The Ultimate Guide to SBS 2008 Setup Failures

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] Since the early beta versions of SBS 2008, we have accumulated almost 3+ years of experience supporting the product. By now, we have a number of setup issues that we consider "common", this post will try to...
  • Blog Post: Introducing the SBS 2011 Migration Preparation Tool

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby from Commercial Technical Support ] One of the major changes for SBS 2011 from SBS 2008 is the inclusion of the Migration Preparation Tool. This tool is designed to prepare your source server and domain to be migrated to SBS 2011. The tool performs...
  • Blog Post: Why is there an Upgrade option when running the SBS 2011 Standard Setup?

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] During the operating system portion of the Small Business Server 2011 Standard installation, you will reach a screen that asks what type of installation do you want. The options here are two: Upgrade or Custom...
  • Blog Post: Catalog of Installation Error Messages in Windows SBS 2008

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of the SBS UA team and Kumud Dwivedi] Having issues during installatation of Windows SBS 2008? The “ Catalog of Windows Small Business Server 2008 Installation Error Messages ” includes links to information about errors that you might encounter while installing Windows...
  • Blog Post: You May Get an Error "Verify that the Source Server Name is Correct" While Trying to Install SBS into an Existing Domain

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Rod White and Damian Leibaschoff from Commercial Technical Support] When migrating to Small Business Server 2011 standard you may receive the following error message. Cannot find the Source Server Verify that the Source Server name is correct, and then try...