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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: SBS 2011 Essentials Setup Hangs while Waiting for DHCP Address

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of John Bay and Wayne Gordon McIntyre from Commercial Technical Support] The installation of Small Business Server 2011 Essentials may hang at the “Please wait while installation continues” screen: At this point of the installation, setup is attempting to configure...
  • Blog Post: SBS 2008 Migrations from SBS 2003 – Keys to Success

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Chris Puckett, Damian Liebaschoff, Mark Stanfill, Justin Crosby, John Bay, David Copeland, Wayne McIntyre, and Shawn Sullivan] The purpose of this post is to help you complete your SBS 2003 migrations to SBS 2008 successfully on the first attempt. If you are already...
  • 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: Device Manager may seem to hang while uninstalling a NIC

    [Today's post comes to us courtesy of Damian Leibaschoff] Under certain conditions, in Windows Server 2008 (including SBS 2008) when you try to uninstall a network interface card (NIC) from device manager, the process will appear to hang and the uninstall will not complete. When this happens, the...
  • 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...