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1 Damian Leibaschoff Support Escalation Engineer Microsoft Ron Martinsen Senior Development Lead Microsoft

2 SBS 2008 Administration Philosophy User Management Group Management Questions

3 Goal: Simplify management of an SBS network Make it a repeatable deployment and management experience for you the partner Empower the occasional small business IT person to do simple tasks Strategy One stop shop Admin console Amalgamate and organize most common/important tasks into an SBS management console Windows SBS console Complex tasks made easy Amalgamate disparate native application tasks into easy to use SBS tasks Organize tasks and resource information in a logical way Do not organize tasks and resource information on the underlying technologies Admin from anywhere Except from dumb Internet terminal

4 Who can access the console? SBS administrator (domain administrator) Where can we access the server/console from? Locally Log on to the server Intranet Desktop link (TS/Remote Desktop) Vista – Admin gadget Remote Web Workplace – link Internet Remote Web Workplace – link



7 Goal: Simplify and unify management of SBS users Strategy One stop shop Admin console/users, user roles sub-tabs Amalgamate and organize most common/important user management related tasks into one area Complex user mgmt tasks made easy Amalgamate disparate native application tasks into single easy to use SBS user mgmt tasks E.g., Add User wizard, edit user properties E.g., Add Multiple Users wizards

8 Users Sub Tab Creation, modification and removal of user accounts Management of user related features E.g., Password policies User Roles (templates) sub-tab Management of user templates, which can then be applied to user creation and management



11 Goal: Simplify and unify management of SBS groups Strategy One Stop shop Administrator console/groups sub-tabs Amalgamate and organize most common/important group management related tasks into one area One task to create a group based on users scenario needs E-mail distribution list/group Security group Mail enabled security group



14 Partner Profile Interprom Inc. Barrie Ontario 3 Employees 25 contracted customers in the SMB space Our Focus: Outsourced IT and Managed Services Microsoft Gold Certified Partner TAP Customer Profile Blevins Insurance Group 20 Employees Insurance and Group Benefits Key Pain Points: Remote access, mandated security Enhancements to remote access features have enabled employees to have a seamless experience outside the office from their local desktops and windows mobile devices

15 SBS 2003 provided great tools, but not the easiest interface for remote users SBS 2008 provides a seamless environment TS Gateway, published applications, TS Web Securely exposed Sharepoint 3.0 Outlook Anywhere! We all remember that Remote Web Workplace was the big selling feature in SBS. Who knew it would come around again bigger and better! SBS 2008 provide partners the ability to push out applications – third party, and those developed on SharePoint Start learning SharePoint 3.0 Learn everything you can about Windows 2008 TS Start talking to your customers about Anywhere access Get familiar with trusted certificates!!


17 Single Executable Performance Limited dependency on IIS Task oriented Each TAB does pre-requirement checks Examples System Health: Are WSUS and IIS running? Users and Groups: Is AD running? Advanced mode (Command line /a) ISV Extensibility System Health tab


19 Only SBS Stamped objects will show up Mostly a migration type scenario Stamp users using the Change User Role wizard Be aware of replacing permissions/settings Make sure you display all users from AD For groups we will provide manual documentation

20 Tasks Users Add a new User Account Add multiple user accounts Change user role Change password policies Default: Expire 180 days Strong password enforced Redirect user accounts folders to the server Manage Desktop Links (Vista Gadget)

21 Tasks Users (contextual) Edit user account properties General Remote Access rights E-mail quota Computer Access rights Shared Folder quota Groups Website Access rights Remove user account Reset user account password Change group membership Disable user account Create a new role based on this users settings Print getting started page for this user

22 Tasks Groups Add a new group Groups (contextual) Edit group properties Mail enable group Allow Internet e-mail to the group Allow archiving for the group Change group memberships Remove group

23 Under the Network tab Only machines under Default containers for new machines in AD MyBusiness\Computers\SBSComputers MyBusiness\Computers\SBSServers Computers in OUs under them are also displayed Status is a combination of ARP and ICMP Responses (ping) SMB Access (tcp/445 or tcp/139) Use: Net view \\machine to confirm\\machine Problems Stale DNS record pointing to a valid IP for another machine Client/server time offset Firewall at the client File and Print Sharing not enabled on the client

24 Security is a combination of WMI checks Query the Security Center for AV enabled Firewall enabled Anti-spyware enabled (Vista only) Similar problems to the status check plus potential WMI issues Update Status is provided by WSUS Backup and other alerts through our monitoring service

25 Tasks Connect computers to your network How to guide using online website Use portable media Enable Power Management in Windows Vista By default Power Management is disabled on domain joined Vista machines when plugged into AC power Tasks (contextual) View server/computer properties General information (as reported by WMI) Update information (as reported by WSUS) User access Workstation Remote Web Workplace Workstation access level

26 Under Help, Edit Company Information

27 © 2008 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista and other product names are or may be registered trademarks and/or trademarks in the U.S. and/or other countries. The information herein is for informational purposes only and represents the current view of Microsoft Corporation as of the date of this presentation. Because Microsoft must respond to changing market conditions, it should not be interpreted to be a commitment on the part of Microsoft, and Microsoft cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information provided after the date of this presentation. MICROSOFT MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, AS TO THE INFORMATION IN THIS PRESENTATION. The information contained in this presentation relates to pre-release software product, which may be substantially modified before its first commercial release. Accordingly, the information may not accurately describe or reflect the software product when first commercially released. This presentation is provided for informational purposes only, and Microsoft makes no warranties, express or implied, with respect to this presentation or the information contained in it.

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