SOLVED: What Client Computers Does Small Business Server (SBS) 2011 Essentials Support

The short answer is, almost all Windows (INCLUDING Windows 7 HOME – see the last paragraph in this message for details) and Mac operating systems; the long answer is: Operating system Supported Domain Join Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, Enterprise (x86 and x64) Yes Yes Windows 7 Home Premium, Basic, Starter (x86 and x64) Yes No Windows Vista Ultimate, Business, Enterprise SP2 (x86 and x64) Yes Yes Windows Vista Home Premium, Basic, Starter SP2 (x86 and…

Free Windows SBS 2011 Addin Modules You NEED to Have

Below is a curt list of addin’s you need to have if you are using Small Business Server (SBS) 2011: Microsoft®Office 365 Integration Module for Windows® Small Business Server 2011 Windows 7 Professional Pack for Small Business Server 2011 In you have a Windows Phone 7 cell, you should get Windows Server Solutions Phone Connector Add-in Regarding the Office 365 Add-in, THIS Microsoft blog explains it quite well. The Office 365 Integration Module for Windows…

SOLVED: How to Run a SECOND Domain Controller With SBS Small Business Server (2000, 2003, 2011, Essentials)

Well, it turns out the notion that you can not use a second DC is really just a slight, but VERY common miscommunication from Microsoft.  The nut of it is that since SBS 2000 you CAN add additional Domain Controllers with the following two caveats: The SBS server MUST have all of the FSMO roles You can NOT add another SBS server to the domain… but you CAN add any Windows Server Standard or Enterprise…