Thursday 10 July 2008

Time is at a premium...

We have had a rather large influx of business this week due to a local supplier of ours inviting us into their SBS accounts!

It seems that finding technicians that work with SBS, or be trained on it is a pretty difficult thing in our neck of the woods right now.

So, time pressures may not allow for much in the way of posts for a bit.

Thanks for reading!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

*All Mac on SBS posts are posted on our in-house iMac via the Safari Web browser.


Anonymous said...

Sound realy good I love to get into sbs Area but am not best sales person sbs is such impress package software for value

Andy A

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...



SBS is really not that difficult to get to know. In fact, the wizards make it fairly straight forward to learn how things should be configured on the server when you dig deeper via the SBS Advanced console.

Digging around, asking questions of people in the know, and reading both on the Web and in books are a good part of where my knowledge comes from. The rest is setting servers up and tearing them apart over and over again in a lab setting.

Over time, working with client's ongoing SBS setups help to hone that knowledge ... especially if things go sideways. ;)

Thanks for the comment,


Anonymous said...

Yes I have done alot test setup in vmware winch is handy but never any real envioments

I have done windows 2003 server
and exchange I always check out your blog always has great content

The Sbs server market diffently instrested area That I like to get into

Anyways keep up good Blog entrys

Andy Asselin

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...


Thanks for the compliments.

We are hosting labs on Hyper-V now along with Virtual PC 2007 hosting some additional VMs when needed.

As long as you have the ability to bind an IP dedicated to the SBS SSL based sites, RWW 4125, Companyweb 444, SMTP, VPN, and SharePoint you can host an SBS setup virtually with full functionality.

ISA 2004/6 is very handy for the above setup along with an ISP that is friendly to assigning true static IPs.

The best way to learn is to setup an SBS environment in a VM set:
SBS 2GB, 36GB OS, 10GB Swap/ISA Cache, 75GB Data.
Server 2003: 512MB, 36GB OS, 5GB Swap, 75GB Data.
XP Pro: 512MB, 72GB OS+
Vista Biz: 1024MB, 72GB

With the above you will be able to tear things apart and put them back together ... especially with the use of undo disks.

Thanks again,