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While "most" of the standard Service Packs work for SBS, there was a UNIQUE SP1 for SBS and if you only install the Win2k3 Server SP1 which is part of it..you run into issues down the road.
SBS has had major issues with Win2k3 Server SP2 and several post install fixes/updates/reg changes are required.
There have been discussions recently in another forum that there seem to be issues with Vista OEM installs connecting to the domain. We have brought it to the attention of SBS sustained engineering team. One consideration/option may be to export the SBS Self Signed Cert from a domain workstation and install on the Vista workstation and then try the connectcomputer wizard. Another train of thought is that the way the OEM install occurs, permissions may be set differently than as might occur with a "retail" or VL install.
All that being said, and being one of the oldest dogs in the SBS areana, if you fail to use the wizards, default OOB settings etc, you are just asking for issues somewhere down the road, be it a patch, service pack, upgrade, what have you.
I'm not doing Vista for any of my clients, maybe after OEM with SP1 for vista is available.
Cris Hanna [SBS-MVP]
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< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
On Jan 24, 5:56 pm, "Russ \(SBITS.Biz\)"
< XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote:
> Here is a Exerpt from that Microsoft Document if you choose not to read the
> whole thing:
> Use the Windows SBS wizards, not MMC snap-ins
> Probably the biggest misstep for Enterprise IT Pros who know Windows Server
> only in an enterprise network happens right here: Windows SBS wizards vs.
> Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins. Enterprise IT Pros often,
> mistakenly, jump to the familiar MMC snap-ins instead of using the Server
> Management console wizards. A good rule of thumb here is this: if the
> Windows SBS Server Management console provides a wizard, use it!
> Windows SBS is filled with handy wizards that take the place of the MMC
> snap-ins that most Enterprise IT Pros use to modify or manage their servers.
> Many common management tasks, like adding a new user-something you might
> usually do with the Active Directory Users and Computers snap-in-shouldn't
> be done with an MMC snap-in. In Windows SBS, you really should use the
> wizards provided in the Server Management console.
> Here's why: the Windows SBS wizards do customizations behind the scenes that
> make the product work best for a typical small-business environment. And, as
> I mentioned earlier, some Windows SBS wizards perform several tasks at once,
> so that changes you make in one place cause changes behind the scenes in
> other places. For example, the Add User Wizard creates a user account in
> Active Directory, creates a mailbox for the user in Exchange, and sets
> access permissions for the user on the company intranet, to name just a few!
> The MMC snap-ins aren't all connected that way,