SBS 2008 Server - it has some nigglys... make sure you review or you could become stuck

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Teneo, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. Teneo

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    Teneo, Sep 26, 2008
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  2. Teneo

    Holz Guest

    Care to elaborate?
    Holz, Sep 26, 2008
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  3. Yeah, I'm curious. What is your concern. The only things I see there are
    things you can break by installing something you shouldn't install (terminal
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 26, 2008
  4. I think you're way off base here, we have known for 5 years now that you
    cannot install Terminal Services in Application mode on SBS.

    While I may agree, it would simply have been better to make the TS install
    fail, it's a pretty easy resolution if you do mistakenly try it.

    The real problem is that folks don't do their homework before setting off on
    a new project.
    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP], Sep 26, 2008
  5. Correct.

    One additional Role Service you _can_ install is TS WebAccess. And if you
    do, then you can easily add TS RemoteApps directly to your CompanyWeb. But
    it still needs to point to a separate Terminal Server.

    I think one of the things that confuses folks is that the new way Roles and
    Role Services work in Server 2k8 makes it look like adding Terminal Server
    is OK, since the default install for SBS adds the "Terminal Services Role".
    (It has to for the TS Gateway functionality that RWW uses.)


    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 26, 2008
  6. Susan Bradley, Sep 26, 2008
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    Holz Guest

    I made it a habit not to install ANYTHING on the SBS machine other then
    it's native components (exception GFI faxmaker), it simply makes it work
    For all the rest, I use VM.
    Holz, Sep 26, 2008
  8. Susan Bradley, Sep 26, 2008
  9. From Susan's link
    "As with previous versions of SBS, the complex interactions with partner
    products and configurations in use can lead to some noise in the event logs.
    We know of a few issues that you will see and we want to share information
    on how to resolve them or take action to prevent them."

    One of them can be ignored, I never saw any functionality issue with either
    of the other two.

    I think Teneo is making much to do about nothing.
    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP], Sep 26, 2008
  10. With all due respect, I can't enable security event notifications
    without that Exchange 2007 update rollup in place.

    I think Teneo has a valid point. If the product is supposed to be
    "anyone can install it" now it's "anyone can install it as long as they
    read a blog".

    If the product is "best suited to be installed by professionals", then
    one can ignore some of these.
    Susan Bradley, Sep 26, 2008
  11. Well, there's actually one thing I put on SBS 2k8 - TS WebAccess. See my
    other post for why...
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Sep 26, 2008
  12. Well I understand the concern, but I haven't seen any server level product
    that doesn't require a bit of research prior to install for "Known Issues"
    and Gothcha's

    We all know that sooner or later you have to release a product. You can't
    always wait for every feature/functionality that everyone is clamoring for,
    especially when there are forces much higher up that dictate when things
    will happen.

    None of what's been pointed out so far is a "show stopper" by any means.
    Annoyances, yes, require interim work arounds yes, I get it. But it is
    not, as the OP suggests "lazy programming"!
    Cris Hanna [SBS - MVP], Sep 26, 2008
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