Missing Manage Your Server and Configure Your Server Wizard

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Mike, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Hi group,

    I've installed W2k3SBS for a month on a single PC connect to a DSL router
    setup. Lately, it shut down unexpectedly due to this
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;555087
    incomplete setup. Tried the Continue Setup Icon on desktop, but has this
    message "Unable to access Active Directory". Why?

    I tried to go into Manage Your Server and Configure Your Server and found
    them both missing. Why? How can I re-install them?

    Please help as my server is out of control.

    Cheers
     
    Mike, Apr 1, 2005
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  2. Finish the install just like the KB says so. Don't go into 'manage your
    server' put the cdrom back in and complete the install.
     
    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], Apr 1, 2005
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  3. Hi Mike,

    Thanks for your post.

    According to your description, I understand that you encountered some
    problem, after an unexpected shutdown. If I am off base, please let me know.

    Based on my research, you should reinstall the SBS component using
    integrate setup mentioned in that articles you refer to. Please run the
    Integrate setup in the Control Panel. You might reinstall the SBS 2003, due
    to the unexpected shutdown. Before you reinstall the SBS 2003, please try
    to reinstall the administrator component following the steps below:

    1. Open the Control Panel; navigate to Add/Remove
    program.
    2. In the current installed Program list, navigate to
    "Windows Small Business Server 2003", click Change/Remove.
    3. Follow the wizard until the Component Selection
    Windows appear, expand the Server tools, choose Maintenance in Action
    field, then choose Reinstall in Administration.
    4. Click Next to complete the wizard.

    Please perform a full system backup for your system before you reinstall
    the system, please refer to the following document for more detailed steps:

    Backing up and restoring the SBS 2003
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserver2003/sbs/techinfo/administration/defau
    lt.mspx

    I appreciate your time to cooperate with us on this issue. If you have
    further issue, let me know. I am glad to be here waiting for any further
    updates.


    Best regards,

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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Apr 1, 2005
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  4. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks Charles,

    I can't find "Windows SBS 2003" in Add/Remove Program. But I'd reinstalled
    OS and then start "Continue Setup" again. It seems the Post-installation
    Progress stopped when the "Networking Configuration" finished only one-fifth
    and frezed. Is there anything I can do to stop the wait? unplug the network
    cable to the DSL router?

    There is no other PC connected to the same router. What's next?

    Look forward to hear from you soon. Appreciated.

    Cheers
    Mike
     
    Mike, Apr 2, 2005
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  5. Hi Mike,

    Make sure the internal nic connected to a hub or something. Do not connect
    to the internet before you have finished the integrated setup.

    --
    Regards,

    Marina
    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    One of the Magical M&M's

     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Apr 2, 2005
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  6. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Thanks for replying over the weekend MMM,

    It had gone through to server configuration this morning and then finished
    the installation with some errors (DHCP from router, Active directory....).
    After all that, again it's in the same situation as before. Cannot go into
    "Continue Setup" with the same error "Unable to access Active Directory".
    Cannot find "Manage Your Server" and "Configure Your Server" in Admin Tools
    and "W2K3 SBS" in Add/Remove Program. Very frustrated.

    So is there a back door to "Continue Setup" without going through the
    re-installation? And is there any other things I should prepare before the
    re-installation?

    Many thanks
    Mike

     
    Mike, Apr 3, 2005
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  7. Hi Mike,

    What do you mean DHCP from the router? To what is the servers nic connected?
    It should connect to a hub or switch, not to a router. You will need to
    start from scratch.

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    Regards,

    Marina
    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    One of the Magical M&M's
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Apr 3, 2005
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  8. Mike

    Mike Guest

    OK MMM,

    The NIC is connected to the DSL router direct which runs DHCP and assign an
    IP address to the SBS. But that can be fixed. Do I need to re-install to
    start my "Continue Setup" again? And how was that "Unable to access Active
    Directory"?

    Thanks
    Mike
     
    Mike, Apr 3, 2005
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  9. Hi Mike,

    You will want the nic to be static, you do not want to connect the servernic
    to the dsl router during setup and you do not want the dsl router to run
    DHCP. Try again.

    MMM??

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    Regards,

    Marina
    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    One of the Magical M&M's
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Apr 3, 2005
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  10. Mike

    Mike Guest

    Magical M&M,

    Alright, it's all static now. Shall I try re-install? as "Continue Setup"
    always give me the same error.

    Mike
     
    Mike, Apr 3, 2005
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  11. Hi Mike,

    Yes, go for the scratch reinstall. Make sure that only the internal nic is
    connected to a hub, not to the DSL router.

    --
    Regards,

    Marina
    Microsoft SBS-MVP
    One of the Magical M&M's
     
    Marina Roos [SBS-MVP], Apr 3, 2005
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  12. Hi Mike,

    Thanks for updates. Marina thanks for valuable information.

    Hope our customer can get what he need :)

    You all have a nice day!
    Best regards,

    Charles Yang (MSFT)

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    Charles Yang [MSFT], Apr 4, 2005
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