Tuesday 7 October 2008

SBS 2008 - Windows SBS Console Tasks behaviour

Out of the box, one of the first things to do when the SBS 2008 OS install has completed is to install all of the server manufacturer's up to date drivers and management utilities.

From there, it is time to get to know the new Windows SBS Console.

When we click on the Users Tab at the top of the console, we are greeted with a list of users and a set of tasks along the right hand side of the console:

Windows SBS Console - Users Tab

The tasks very from SBS Wizards to links to information about the tasks.

When we click on one of the users in the user list, the Tasks section changes to display user specific tasks as well as the default tasks:

User Specific Tasks on top of the default User Tasks

Note that the title for the user specific tasks indicates the user that would be impacted by any changes made.

The item specific tasks will always appear on top of the original default tasks. There is a kind of sliding motion effect just after clicking on an item to reveal the specific tasks.

This behaviour will happen in any of the specific management sections of the SBS Console after clicking on something in one of the lists.

Click and explore! :D

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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