SBS2011, T110 II, will be reinstalling. It appears that I boot to the OpenManage Systems Management Tools and Documentation DVD that came with the computer, and it will tell me what to do step by step, is that correct? Will this result in the computer being as it was when computer was delivered, size of partitions the same, everything the same? Or will I need to choose which roles/features to install during the installation?
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No, it will be a clean installation of Windows, and it will be up to you to choose the disk and partition layout, as well as the server's functions.
Ok, thanks. I'll have to look pretty close as to what it has now then.
When I first set this up, I saw that when I joined our windows7 computers to the Domain, "Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard ClientAgent" was installed on them. Is that a file I will need to download somewhere, installed by group policy?
I'm curious how long it should take to reinstall SBS 2011 on the server?
I've got a corrupted Active Directory on my T110 II server and am told I'll have to rebuild it.
I don't recall how long it took, but it was less time than I expected. I "unjoined" computers from the Domain one day, and ran the SBS setup the next day, which took about a 6 hours, I guess, including most windows updates. Not running Exchange, so nothing I had to do there. And, ours is only a 7 person small office, so not much for me to do, actually. Remember to prep your client workstations before "unjoining" from Domain.
btw, reference my last question about the SBS client in programs on the workstations, it "appeared" on its own, whether from windows update on the clients, or pushed out when joined back to the domain.