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Small Business Server 2008 – Installation, Migration, and Configuration

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David Overton

Set up and run Microsoft Small Business Server 2008 making it deliver a big business impact with this book and eBook
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847196309
Paperback408 pages

About This Book

  • Step-by-step guidance through the installation and configuration process with numerous pictures
  • Successfully install SBS 2008 into your business, either as a new installation or by migrating from SBS 2003
  • Configure hosted web sites for public and secure information exchange using Office Live for Small Business and Office Live Workspaces
  • An illustrative book for people with basic technical skills and no SBS background

Who This Book Is For

This book is designed for anyone who needs to install and configure SBS 2008. You don't need to be a technical consultant who wants to tweak every setting to become an SBS success. This book will help those with a basic understanding of technology and a desire to install and use SBS 2008 quickly and continue with their business.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Who should read this book...and do the work?
Why are you installing a server?
Book goals
Navigation route through book
How to ask more questions
Summary
Chapter 2: Introduction to SBS 2008
SBS 2008
Solution Checklist
Support
Summary
Chapter 3: Preparing to Migrate from SBS 2003
When to migrate and when to perform a clean installation
Why do you have to migrate to SBS 2008?
Fourteen steps of migration
Doing two things at once
Migrating from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 on the same server
Planning the migration and communicating the plan
Checking the health of the SBS 2003
Backing up the existing server
Changing network configuration to match SBS 2008 design requirements
Updating software on SBS 2003
Changing Active Directory functionality level
Confirming SBS 2003 is currently configured at best practice levels
Removing unnecessary email from Exchange
Checking that the permissions are set to allow a migration
Preparing SBS 2003 Time Synchronisation
Running the migration tool on SBS 2003
Preparing to migrate line-of-business applications
Completing the answer file for SBS 2008 setup
What is not covered
Summary
Chapter 4: Installing SBS 2008 and Connecting to the Internet
SBS 2008 installation
Resolving errors and installing SBS 2008 updates
Setting up IP addresses for clean installations
Summary
Chapter 5: Migrating Systems and Settings from SBS 2003
Assumptions
21-day time limit
User Access Control
Preparing to run the Migration Wizard
Working through the Migration Wizard
Summary
Chapter 6: Migrating Email from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007
Migrating email from Exchange 2003 to Exchange 2007
Finishing the Exchange 2007 migration and checking systems
Summary
Chapter 7: Migrating the CompanyWeb SharePoint Site
Extracting data from SBS 2003 server
Adding OldCompanyWeb to SBS 2008
Tidying up
Summary
Chapter 8: Migrating Users and Data from SBS 2003
Migrating file shares
Migrating the fax data
Migrating users and groups
Migrating Line of Business (LOB) applications
Finishing the migration
Making your SBS 2008 appear to also be the SBS 2003 server on the network
Summary
Chapter 9: Configuring your Services
Assumptions
Accepting the customer feedback option
Configuring your Internet domain name for remote access and email
Enabling email routing via your smart hosts
Configuring Office Live for Small Business for SBS 2008
Configuring a VPN for external access
Summary
Chapter 10: Securing the Server
Assumptions
Network security configuration
Configuring backups and running a test backup
Configuring OneCare for servers or other anti-malware solution
Summary
Chapter 11: Managing Users and their Computers
Managing users
Managing computers
Summary
Chapter 12: Working with SBS Services as a User
E-mail, Calendar, and Contacts
Managing files
Remote access
Summary
Chapter 13: Introduction to SBS 2008 Management
Administration tools
Daily maintenance check via reports
Maintenance areas
Troubleshooting common problems
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Install SBS 2008, based on Windows Server, 2008 into your business environment
  • Upgrade from SBS 2003 to SBS 2008 reliably
  • Securely configure network access and access from the internet
  • Enable Exchange 2007 for email, calendar, and contacts
  • Deliver collaboration tools based on SharePoint to improve finding and sharing of information across your business
  • Manage the updates and security of all the PCs in your business network avoiding viruses and data leakage
  • Empower people to work remotely away from the office, but be as productive as if they were in the office
  • Understand how to manage the services delivered to your users
  • Gain the basic systems management knowledge to start the task of keeping your server running smoothly

In Detail

Small Businesses need to capitalize on the investments they make in IT to drive the business forward. SBS 2008 is uniquely positioned to deliver, but a poor implementation becomes a hindrance rather than a benefit to your business. Well implemented solutions enable your business to appear larger, yet more dynamic than many enterprises.

It's easy to get Small Business Server 2008 up and running when you've got this book to hand. It helps you in a clear and friendly manner to understand how to implement SBS 2008 inside your business in a way that matches your business needs. The author's experience enables him to share a tried and tested path to deliver the business benefits without becoming bogged down in unnecessary details that are not relevant to small businesses.

SBS 2008 is a fantastic investment for Small Businesses to make towards a well managed and highly functional IT solution in their business. This book is the culmination of many years advising small business owners and consultants on the recommend, tried and tested path to implement small business technology from Microsoft. Through this book you will gain an understanding of the features you can choose to use and then how to securely implement the server to deliver them. It will guide you through the installation and configuration process with the help of step-by-step instructions and plentiful screenshots. It will also explain how you can benefit from the collaboration tools based on SharePoint and how you can protect all your business data with a back-up process that covers anything from deleted files to a fire in the office.

Imagine how great you'll feel when your Small Business Server 2008 is ready and working, and you can get back to surfing the Internet!

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