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1 Purpose Intended Audience and Presenter Contents Proposed Presentation Length Intended audience is all distributor partners and VARs Content may be customized as appropriate May also be leveraged by MNAs who sell through VAR channel This module is comprised of 4 lessons Speaker Notes included This presentation is intended to be approximately 30 minutes long It is intended to be used together with a 45 minute lab This presentation is part of a 6 module series providing technical training for SBS 2011 Essentials

2 Name Title Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Product Features Module 2: Server Installation & Deployment

3 Module 2: Agenda Lesson 1: InstallationLesson 2: Using the Getting Started TasksLesson 3: Overview of Post-Installation TasksLesson 4: Configuring Remote Web Access



6 OS Installation Phase  Windows Pre-Installation Environment phase  Optionally install drivers  Select system disk  Prerequisites verified  Windows Server installation phase  Windows SBS installation phase  SBS-specific features and functionality * Advanced installation options covered in Appendix

7 SBS Installation Greatly simplified install reduced to 8 screens:  Select language & locale  Verify time & date  License agreement  Product Key  Company Information  Administrator account & password  Standard user account & password  Update settings



10 SBS 2011 Essentials Dashboard Dashboard  Provides a centralized administration interface  Can run on the server or a connected client computer Getting Started Tasks  Recommended initial configuration tasks collected into a simple “to-do” list  Used to customize SBS behavior for each customer environment

11 Update Settings & Server Backup Configure Microsoft Update  Provides updates for other products  Windows Update configured during install Configure Server Backup  Simple wizard defines destination, schedule, and items to protect

12 Sharing Options: Accounts & Passwords Configure sharing with user accounts, provide:  User information  Shared folder access  Remote Web Access permissions Set the password policy  Weak  Medium  Best  Strong

13 Centralized Storage  Links to web-based help pages providing more information about server storage and remote access

14 Alerts Proactive health status monitoring provides rich set of alerts  Can be sent as email notifications  Need to configure mail server settings



17 Common Tasks & Server Settings Common Tasks  Customizable list of the most used administration tasks  Add user  Add shared folder Server Settings  Modify date, time, locale  Update settings  Feedback settings  Error reporting

18 Add Users & Shared Folders Add User  Same as Getting Started task Add Shared Folder  Enter folder name  Assign user permissions  Include in server backup

19 Server Settings General settings include:  Modify date & time  Modify locale  Modify update settings/Install updates  Windows System and Security settings control updates for the server  Modify feedback options  Customer Experience  Automatically report errors Remote Web Access settings covered in next section

20 Connecting Client Computers Connect Computer wizard  Launched from a web page  http://servername/connect 1.Verifies and installs prereq’s 2.User provides their credentials  Check for Admin Credentials and Warn if used 3.Select whether or not to move settings and data* 4.Enter a computer description 5.Wake client computer to perform backups to the server? 6.Participate in CEIP? * Requires supported business client SKU



23 Configure Remote Web Access Remote Web Access must be turned on and configured  Router can autoconfig via UPnP  New or existing domain  New or existing SSL certificate  Easily customize:  Title, background image, and logo  Homepage links  Remote administration using Remote Desktop or the Dashboard

24 Internet Domain Name Flexible yet simple config options  Use existing Internet domain  Manage manually  Transfer domain for auto management  Create new domain  Manage manually  Use partner registrar for auto mgmt  Use free 3 rd level domain under

25 Internet Security Certificate Easily obtain and install a third-party SSL certificate  Helps provides trusted, secure remote connections  Wizard greatly simplifies traditionally complicated process  Can purchase new or use existing SSL certificate  Automatically generates proper certificate request  Wizard can be resumed once certificate has been purchased


27 Review Questions  Installation  Q1  Using the Dashboard & Getting Started Tasks  Q2  Q3  Overview of Post-Installation Tasks  Q4  Configuring Remote Web Access  Q5  Q6

28 Questions ??

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31 Advanced Installation Options The cfg.ini file is used to automate an installation of SBS in the following two scenarios:  the WinPE section is used to automate the installation of the base operating system  the Initial Configuration section is used to walk through the installation in either an attended or unattended mode

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