SBS Dell Server SP1 - Best Preparation?

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Nikki, Sep 19, 2005.

  1. Nikki

    Nikki Guest

    I am running SBS 03 Standard Edition on Dell PowerEdge 1800 Server. Haven't
    install dell OpenManage as yet. Services I am using:
    - Exchange 03
    - Outlook RPC over HTTp
    - OWA
    - RWW, SharePoint
    - POP3
    - ActiveSync
    - Windows Backup
    - TrendMicro SMB suite (with ScanMail for Exhange)
    This is a new system so I need to do all Windows updates as well, and SBS
    Service Pack1. I've got the CD from Microsoft. I heard about some problem
    with DEll computers, and other problems as well.
    Could you , please, advice me how can I prepare myself the best way so I
    don't have any problems. In terms of what are the good docs to read, info to
    get, things to update download, look for..etc.
    Any advice would be great, I just set up the really great system and
    everyone is happy, really wouldn't like to mess it up now!!!
    Thanks a lot!!
    Nikki, Sep 19, 2005
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    Bill M Guest

    Bill M, Sep 19, 2005
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  3. Nikki

    Bill M Guest

    Just in case . . .what do you you mean by a new system? I ordered a Dell
    server some weeks ago, waiting fror them to install SP1 so I would not have
    to deal with that. Mine came with SP1 installed. Are you certain your OEM
    install did not come with SP1 already installed?
    Bill M, Sep 19, 2005
  4. Nikki

    Nikki Guest

    No it didn't. And in any case I had to re-install it as it came with system
    partition 12Gb which is not enough.
    Nikki, Sep 19, 2005
  5. as you have blown away the initial install and redone it you no longer have
    a system susceptible to any issue related to OEM pre-install conditions. I'd
    simply apply SBS2003 SP1 and then send the box to Microsoft Update.

    Then check the list of applied updates against the various links at
    SuperGumby [SBS MVP], Sep 19, 2005
  6. most of the problems with Dell and SBS2003 SP1 comes from the fact that they
    did not get their OpenManage software updated right away after SP1 hit the
    streets. Since you blew away everything and reinstalled you should be fine.
    Kevin Weilbacher [SBS-MVP], Sep 19, 2005
  7. Nikki

    Jeff Teel Guest

    Hi SuperGumby

    You mentioned in the above post "you have blown away the initial install and
    redone it you no longer have a system susceptible to any issue related to
    OEM pre-install conditions" does that include the OpenManage software and
    such as well with a Dell OEM? The reason I ask is back when Trend had the
    bad pattern file update for Trend CSM I ended up having to wipe my server
    and start over. I was still learning about servers and server OS's so there
    may have been applications that were on my server that I had not seen yet
    but OpenManage is not there now for sure!!


    Jeff Teel, Sep 19, 2005
  8. Nikki

    Nikki Guest

    Thanks a lot, Kevin!
    I did blow up everything and re-installed, from memory didn't install
    OpenManage at all, but I guess I can double check in add/remove programs - is
    it correct?
    Apart form that, do I need to upgrade firmware etc. Also - as someone
    mentioned befoe - shall I do SP1 first, and then do Windows updates over the
    Any good documentation I should read re Sp1 ?
    I read a lot on this site about some things don't work on the server after
    SP1, just anything I can do to check and prevent before I start would be
    What is the approx time for applying Sp1?
    Thanks a lot!

    Nikki It Admin

    Nikki, Sep 19, 2005
  9. Nikki

    Nikki Guest

    Also, I did re-install everything completely, but form the same CDs (Dell )
    which I've got with the server is that still ok?--
    Nikki It Admin

    Nikki, Sep 19, 2005
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