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  1. No Office Web Apps on SBS 2011 Standard
  2. Why is there an Upgrade option when running the SBS 2011 Standard Setup?
  3. Introducing the Small Business Server 2011 Backup Wizard
  4. So am I doing this on a production system tonight?
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No Office Web Apps on SBS 2011 Standard

The headline says it all....

No Office Web Apps on SBS 2011 Standard 

http://supportweb.ciaops.net.au/blog/archive/2011/02/19/no-office-web-apps-on-sbs-2011-standard.aspx

Bummer.

So to recap.. if you want Direct Access you need a second server Win2k8r2 in order to do that.  And now Office Web apps are not supported on a domain controller.  Now before you say ..but Susan they AREN'T supported on a domain controller.... honey have you seen what they say about Exchange and SharePoint on the same server?

Needless to say this isn't the first time I've been annoyed.

 

Why is there an Upgrade option when running the SBS 2011 Standard Setup?

Why is there an Upgrade option when running the SBS 2011 Standard Setup? - The Official SBS Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/02/17/why-is-there-an-upgrade-option-when-running-the-sbs-2011-standard-setup.aspx

Why is there an upgrade option in a server that does not support an inplace upgrade due to the fact that Exchange doesn't support an inplace upgrade?

Personally I think it's there to mess with your mind.  Especially since SBS Essentials and Windows Home Server 2011 built off the very same code base does have a custom setup that doesn't expose the normal Windows server 2008 r2 boot interface.

Go ahead, click upgrade, I dare ya.  And you'll find you are right back at that screen and have to choose custom.

 

And yes, bugged during the beta but sometimes you pick your battles.  Not worth the coding cycles on SBS 2011 to waste prettying up the front boot screen.  We're big boys and girls.  We get the raw boot.  We're tough.  None of that mamby pamby stuff for our boot sequence thank you very much.

 


Introducing the Small Business Server 2011 Backup Wizard

Introducing the Small Business Server 2011 Backup Wizard - The Official SBS Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/sbs/archive/2011/02/15/introducing-the-small-business-server-2011-backup-wizard.aspx

See on the www.thirdtier.net webcast this morning was this question....

Question: Does the SBS2011 built-in backup support Exchange-aware backup? SBS2008 did not if I'm not mistaken...
Answer: Yes, both SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 do include Exchange as part of the backup process.

Huh?

SBS 2008 did have an Exchange aware backup.  Always did from day one.  In fact it was SBS that kicked Exchange into gear to releasing it.  SBS needed it.  Had it under the hood and it pushed normal Exchange to release it/include it in a service pack.  But from day one, SBS 2008 always did have an Exchange aware backup.

...but you probably want to know about brick level backups?  Seriously in this day and age where BY DEFAULT SBS 2008 and 2011 have a 30 day email retention policy, so even if you delete an email you have 30 days to pull it back out of the deleted bin.  Take Outlook off of cached mode and undelete what you just deleted.  VERY EASY.  And really means that brick level mailbox backup is harder to justify. 

Now what about archiving?  That can be added with an Exchange Enterprise cal (just a cal, not the server license needed) to turn on archiving.

 

 

So am I doing this on a production system tonight?

So am I doing this on a production system tonight?

Heck no, this is just on a test box.

To view a list of hotfixes and security updates that are included in SP1, visit the following Microsoft website:

 

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