Get Started

Published: July 26, 2010

Updated: March 30, 2011

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials

Follow the links below for step-by-step instructions to get started using Windows SBS 2011 Essentials.

Before you begin

Install and configure your server

You can install Windows SBS 2011 Essentials from a DVD and provide the configuration information as you go, or you can perform an unattended installation and configuration of the server.

Complete the getting started tasks

Your server is ready to use, but you need to complete some of these initial tasks so that users can log on to the server from their computers or from a remote computer.

When you finish setting up Windows SBS 2011 Essentials, you need to install the Connector software on each of the computers on your network. For information about connecting your computers to the server, see Connect Computers to the Server.

Migrating to Windows SBS 2011 Essentials

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