Tuesday 18 November 2008

SBS 2008 Trial Download Edition Caveat

You can obtain the SBS 2008 trial download from here: Windows Small Business Server 2008 Trial.

Now, this is what you will see when it comes time to download:

SBS 2008 DVD Downloads

Note that there are four (4) DVDs to download.

Notice anything missing?

The SBS 2008 Recovery Technologies DVD is missing. Whether that is also the case for the trial DVD kit will be seen next month sometime. We will be placing an order for the DVD kit to be shipped to us when they are released.

As a result, currently the only places to obtain the Recovery DVD are via TechNet, MSDN, or the Microsoft Action Pack Subscription which we just received.

One of the primary tasks for us once we are familiar with the setup of a product is tearing it down and putting the pieces back together again. That is the only way to get to know a product and how it will behave in the midst of a true disaster. That in turn keeps the pressure and stress down to a somewhat manageable level while working on a recovery.

We even go so far as to destroy the RAID arrays on a new server and restore the just completed backup. If it works, we are good to go. If it doesn't, we need to know why pronto!

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists

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