The following section outlines the automatic configurations performed as
part of client Setup for client computers running Windows XP
Professional and Windows 2000 Professional, based on best practice
Important: To connect client computers to the network, use DHCP to
automatically assign IP addresses.
Client Networking Configuration
Once you have added users and computers using the To Do List, go to the
client computer, open Internet Explorer, and type http:// ServerName
/connectcomputer (where ServerName is the name of the computer running
Windows Small Business Server). Click Connect to the network now, and
follow the instructions in the Small Business Server Network
Configuration Wizard to configure networking settings for your client
computers. The wizard requires the following:
? You must be logged on as a member of the Local Admins security group
on the client computer.
? Only one network adapter can be enabled and configured to connect to
the local network.
? TCP/IP, Client for Microsoft Networks, and File and Printer Sharing
for Microsoft Networks must be installed and bound to the network
adapter. TCP/IP is configured to automatically obtain an IP address and
DNS server addresses.
Client Application Configuration
After the applications that have been deployed by the Set Up Computer
Wizard are installed, they are configured for each user and for the
local network. The following settings are configured:
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1
Internet Explorer 6 provides the Web browser for client computers.
Client Setup Configuration configures Internet Explorer 6 as follows:
? The Home Page is configured to point to My Company (http://companyweb).
? The following internal Web site links are added to the Favorites list
Web site Address
Microsoft Windows Small Business Server Web site
Information and Answers
Small Business Server Administration
Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
Outlook 2003 provides a single location for organizing and managing
daily information, from e-mail and calendars to contacts and task lists.
Client Setup Configuration configures Outlook 2003 as follows:
? A user profile is created and configured to use Exchange Server 2003.
The profile specifies Exchange connections and defines account information.
? If the client computer contains existing profiles, the option for
using Exchange is added and a new profile is created as the default. The
old profile is backed up.
? If you specify that the client computer will be used remotely, Outlook
2003 is configured to run in Cached Exchange Mode.
Fax Client enables users to send faxes directly from their desktops.
Depending on the user permissions, users can view the status of faxes in
the queue or cancel faxes. Client Setup Configuration configures Fax
Client as follows:
? Outlook is configured with faxing capability.
> I am experimenting around in my lab environment getting SBS 2003 up and
> running (all my experience is with regular Windows 200x server/domains).
> Needless to say, it is interesting but MS does a really good job of
> automating a lot of the procedures that I am normally used to doing
> manually or with my own scripts. I can definately see why a small business
> wouldn't find this product as daunting.
> My question is during the process of adding my test workstations to the SBS
> domain I go to the URL http://<servername>/ConnectComputer/ and associate
> the local machine profiles to the new domain profiles. It then goes
> through the process of migrating all the data and settings. Can someone
> point me in the right direction of some whitepaper that describes what is
> going on in the background as well as the exe that was used to migrate to
> the new domain profiles? Is it some new tool or just a GUI front-end to
> the moveuser tool from the resource kit?