Install WSUS without Premium Technologies

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by sjensen, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. sjensen

    sjensen Guest

    I have a client with SBS 2003 Premium R2. Exchange was not installed because
    only 8 users/clients. This is a small nonprofit so funds to support are
    small, so that is why they didn't install all the features, as they are not
    needed. The Premium Techonologies also were not installed because of the
    small group. I want to install WSUS to ease support of the clients but the
    recommended way is to have all components installed, Exchange, SQL, and ISA
    before installing WSUS. What are reommendations? If I could go ahead
    without the other technologies, can I install them later and will there be
    repurcusions if I do? If so, would I need to uninstall WSUS before installing
    these, Exchange, ISA, SQL, Sharepoint, etc?
    sjensen, Jun 7, 2010
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  2. sjensen

    kj [SBS MVP] Guest

    There's no incremental license cost to installing all the componets. In fact
    the product is designed for all (Standard edition)componets to be installed
    even if they are not used. SQL and ISA might be exceptions if there is no
    database need and a suitable firewall already exists. Exchange and
    Sharepoint should be installed even if not used.
    kj [SBS MVP], Jun 7, 2010
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  3. WSUS is ok to install at any time
    (Install and download current following instructions to install on SBS2003

    The reason that all things should be installed is because
    that is the way SBS was designed to run.

    Unfortunately Installing these Services AFTER The server is up and running
    and users are added can cause issues if you do not know what you are doing.

    Moving users to correct AD Group Security groups etc.

    In your current situation if you would like to add those services
    My Recommendation would be to Backup the server
    Flatten it, and RE install the server completely and using Wizards configure
    the server
    add users, computers etc.

    Yes I understand this is a Non Profit, but realize you may have more support
    trying to make it work depending on the current state of AD etc etc.

    (I've found that most SBS servers that are not installed completely are only
    saved by flattening and starting over)

    Your situation may be different, I'm just letting you know that you may have
    (And you need to know what to do to fix them.)

    At this point I would not install ISA, but get a good Firewall and put the
    SBS in a 1 NIC configuration.


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    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP], Jun 7, 2010
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