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Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Installation Guide

Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard Installation Guide

This tutorial describes a basic installation of SBS 2011. We will see all steps involved setting up SBS 2011, installing all Service Packs and doing some tweaks which will make SBS 2011 even better. We will also join a Windows 7 client to the SBS 2011 domain.

This setup will be used later to migrate to Windows Server 2012 R2 and that tutorial will be part of our series in the ‘Migration matrix’ at Migration guides for Windows Server 2012 or 2016 Essentials. I advise you to read this tutorial the first time completely before you start because in some chapters I show how 'it is not done'.

  1. If you have your installation files on a DVD put the DVD in your drive and boot the server. If the server does not detect your DVD you will need to change settings in the bios of your server. If you want to use a USB pen drive for installation please read Create a bootable USB pen drive for your Windows 2012 R2 installation.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  2. Accept the defaults and click Next
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  3. Click Install Now
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  4. Accept the terms and Next
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  5. Choose Custom for a clean installation.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  6. Choose a drive to install.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  7. Windows is expanding the installation files
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  8. Choose Clean Install and click Next
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  9. Set time zone settings according to your time zone.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  10. Choose automatically detect and click Next
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  11. Choose to go online and download most recent updates.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  12. Setup is updating installation files.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  13. Fill in your company name etcetera and click next
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  14. Choose a server and domain name.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  15. Create a network administrator account that you will use to logon the server.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  16. Check the information you entered and click next.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  17. Setup is working
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  18. Almost there…
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive
  19. Installation is successful, we can start using the server.
    Installing SBS 2011 from DVD or USB pen drive

Download Service Pack 1 from https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=5842. Do not be confused because the download says Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 and as soon as you start the installer it says ‘Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1’. This is correct.

  1. After you have downloaded the service pack click to run the installer. Click Next.
    Install Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1
  2. Accept the Terms and click Next
    Install Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1
  3. Make sure ‘Automatically restart the computer’ is checked and click install.
    Install Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1
  4. The installer is working. This may take at least 30 minutes to complete so you better start this when the office is closed.
    Install Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1
  5. Once the server has rebooted several times it is automatically logged and the windows shows you that the service pack has been installed successfully.
    Install Windows Small Business Server 2011 Service Pack 1

Download Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3 from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36768 and extract it to a folder.

  1. Double click the service pack you just downloaded.
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
  2. Extract it to a folder inside your downloads folder.
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
  3. Double click Setup.exe.
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
  4. Click ‘Install Microsoft Exchange Server upgrade’.
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
  5. Click Next
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
  6. Accept the terms and click Next.
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
  7. You can ignore the warning at the Mailbox Role Prerequisites. If you to know more about this read http://blogs.technet.com/b/exchange/archive/2011/11/20/recommended-windows-hotfix-for-database-availability-groups-running-windows-server-2008-r2.aspx. You will see that this has to do with failover clusters and we do not have those in a typical SBS environment. There is no need to install that Hotfix on a SBS 2011.
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
  8. The installer is working…
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
  9. It took about 15 minutes to complete. Click Finish.
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3
  10. Click close. I alwas reboot after installing service packs.
    Install Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 3

Download Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3 from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=46372.

  1. Double click the Update Rollup you just downloaded.
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  2. Accept the terms
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  3. Next
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  4. Click yes
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  5. Oops, something went wrong… it ended prematurely.
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  6. We should have started the installer from an elevated command prompt and here is how you do that.
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  7. Accept the UAC warning and click Yes.
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  8. Type msiexec /update Exchange2010-KB2917508-x64-en.msp and hit enter.
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  9. The Update Rollup starts.
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  10. Accept the terms
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  11. Setup is generating native images for .Net assemblies.
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  12. Click Next
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  13. This may take awhile to complete…
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3
  14. Click Finish
    Install Update Rollup 9 For Exchange 2010 SP3

Download the Update Rollup from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2885319. In this KB article you will see that there are two ways for downloading, from Windows Update and from the Windows Update Catalog. If you are installing more then one SBS 2011 it is a good idea to download the files from http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Install.aspx. This only works from Internet Explorer. We used the last method so we start installing from the download folder or a USB stick if you have downloaded the files on your laptop which is BTW the better method. You should not use the server as a workstation, if you do you increase the risk of getting stuff on your server you really do not want.

  1. Start the SBS7-KB2885319-X64-ENU Update Rollup and accept the terms. Click Install
    Install Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  2. Accept the User Account Control and click Yes.
    Install Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  3. If this update is installed a server reboot is needed. Click OK
    Install Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  4. The update has been installed.
    Install Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard
  5. Click Yes to restart the server.
    Install Update Rollup 4 for Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Download the correct Service Pack in the correct language from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=39646 and start the installation package

  1. Accept the User Account Control and click Yes.
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  2. Accept the Terms and click Continue
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  3. Choose to automatically close application and attempt to restart them after setup is complete and click OK.
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  4. We are done. Click OK
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  5. From the start menu start an elevated command prompt.
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  6. Change to “C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\BIN”
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  7. Run “PSconfig.exe –cmd upgrade –inplace b2b –force –cmd applicationcontent –install –cmd installfeatures”
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  8. This can take some time and as all went OK it should tell you that the configuration was successful.
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  9. Lets do some checking. From the start menu run Sharepoint 2010 Central Administration.
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  10. Accept the UAC warning and click Yes.
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  11. From the Sharepoint 2010 Central Administration console run ‘Check upgrade status’.
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011
  12. The upgrade session ran successfully.
    Install SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2 on SBS 2011

The installation of SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer) is a three step procedure. The first step is to download and install Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0, second step is to download and install Windows Server Solutions Best Practices Analyzer 1.0 and the final step is to install WSSG-KB2699813-X64-ENU and that is an update for Windows Server Solutions Best Practice Analyzer to version 1.3 and included in the second download.

  1. Start the installer ‘Microsoft Baseline Configuration Analyzer 2.0’ and click Next
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  2. Accept the terms and click Next
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  3. Choose a directory and click Next
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  4. Click Install
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  5. Accept the User Account Control warning and click Yes.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  6. Click Finish
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  7. Run the BPA installer ‘BPASetup’ and click Next
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  8. Accept the terms and click Next
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  9. Choose a directory and click Next
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  10. Accept the defaults and click Next
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  11. I always want to participate because I think it is a good idea to help Microsoft improve the software. Click Next.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  12. Make sure automatic download updates has been checked and click Next.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  13. Click Install
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  14. Accept the User Account Control warning and click Yes.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  15. Click Finish
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  16. Start the update for the BPA (WSSG-KB2699813-X64-ENU) and click Next.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  17. Choose repair.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  18. Click Repair.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  19. Accept the User Account Control warning and click Yes.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  20. Click Finish
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  21. Accept the User Account Control warning and click Yes.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)
  22. If this is the first time you run the BPA there will some warnings but for now we leave them. More important is that you check if you are on version 1.3 and as you can see in the screenshot all is just fine. The issues listed by the BPA will be fixed in another tutorial.
    Install the SBS 2011 BPA (Best Practice Analyzer)

Download Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44271.

  1. Run the installation file SQLServer2008R2SP3-KB2979597-x64-ENU. Accept the User Account Control and click Yes.
    Install SQL 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  2. Click Yes
    Install SQL 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  3. Accept the terms and click Yes.
    Install SQL 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  4. Accept the defaults and click Next.
    Install SQL 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  5. Click Next
    Install SQL 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  6. Click Update
    Install SQL 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  7. Click Close
    Install SQL 2008 R2 Service Pack 3
  8. Click OK and restart the server.
    Install SQL 2008 R2 Service Pack 3

It may be necessary to run Windows Update and restart the server several times to complete the installation of all updates.

  1. Click ‘Check online for updates from Windows Update’.
    Run Windows Update to install all remaining updates
  2. Click ‘Find out more’.
    Run Windows Update to install all remaining updates
  3. Agree and install.
    Run Windows Update to install all remaining updates
  4. Accept the User Account Control warning and click Yes.
    Run Windows Update to install all remaining updates
  5. Review the settings.
    Run Windows Update to install all remaining updates
  6. Click Install Now.
    Run Windows Update to install all remaining updates
  7. Windows Update is checking for updates.
    Run Windows Update to install all remaining updates
  8. Click Install Updates.
    Run Windows Update to install all remaining updates
  9. Accept the License Terms and click Finish.
    Run Windows Update to install all remaining updates

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