Windows Small Business Server 2011 Installation Worksheet

Applies To: Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard

Information required during installation

Hard disk information

This is the information about where to install Windows SBS 2011 Standard that you will supply during installation.

Note

If you purchased a new server from an OEM with Windows SBS 2011 Standard preinstalled, the OEM verified the hard disk information.

Item Your Information

Hard disk number

If you have more than one hard disk drive on your server, you must choose the drive where you want to install Windows SBS 2011 Standard. The drive numbers start with drive 0. It is recommended that you choose drive 0 unless you have a compelling reason to choose a different drive.

Partition size

The partition size must be at least 120 GB. Review the information in the Allocating disk space section later in this document to determine if you need more than a 120 GB partition for Windows SBS 2011 Standard and your line-of-business applications.

When you calculate the partition size, consider any line-of-business applications that you plan to install on the computer running Windows SBS 2011 Standard.

Partition number

Normally, you should install Windows SBS 2011 Standard on the first partition of drive 0.

Company information

Information about your organization is stored and used by several server applications. This means that you do not have to supply the same information multiple times. This information is used for settings on your server, and it is not sent to Microsoft. Providing information about your organization is optional.

You can edit the company information later. To edit it, in the Windows SBS Console, click Help, and then click Edit Company Information.

Item Your Information

Business name

Street address 1

Street address 2

City

State/Province

Country/Region

Zip/Postal code

Server information

Item Your Information

Server name

The server name identifies the computer that is running Windows SBS 2011 Standard on the network. The name must be unique on your network.

Important
You cannot change this name after the installation finishes.

Internal domain name

The internal domain name, also known as the NetBIOS name, is the name of your local network, and it is the name that users see when they log on to the network, for example, contoso. This must be a unique name on the local network. The domain name and the server name cannot be the same.

> [!IMPORTANT] > You cannot change this name after the installation finishes.

Full internal DNS name

The full internal DNS name is the DNS name of the internal (local) domain. You must provide at least two labels for the full DNS name. For example, contoso is not valid, but you can use contoso.local.

It is recommended that you do not use a public top level domain name, such as .com, as the last label in the full DNS name.

If you use Apple Macintosh computers on your network, and they are running Macintosh OS X 10.2.x or later, see article 836413 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.

> [!IMPORTANT] > You cannot change this name after the installation finishes.

Certification authority name

The name of the certification authority that you want to use. If you leave this field blank, Windows SBS 2011 Standard uses the internal domain name and the server name (in the form <DomainName>-<ServerName>) to generate a self-signed certificate (for example, Contoso-Server1-CA). This is the name in the Issued By field when you view the certificate from the Internet.

> [!IMPORTANT] > Do not use the domain name as the certification authority name.

Network administrator account information

Windows SBS 2011 Standard adds a network administrator account during installation by using information that you provide. After the installation finishes and the server restarts, the new network administrator account that was added during installation is used to log on to the server. Adding a network administrator account during installation also provides additional security, because you do not have to log on to the server the first time by using the built-in Administrator account. To help make your network more secure, as a best practice, you should not log on to the network by using the built-in Administrator account.

Item Your Information

First name

Last name

Network administrator account name

User name or alias for the new network administrator account. The user name must follow these guidelines:

  • Can contain only valid characters: A-Z, a-z, 0-9, and the symbols _ # $ % & ’ - ^ { } ~ !

  • Cannot begin or end with a period

  • Cannot contain two periods in a row

  • Cannot be a reserved name (for example, Administrator)

  • Cannot be the same name as the computer name or server name

Password

The password that you provide must be complex. A complex password is at least eight characters long, and it contains at least three of the following choices:

  • Upper case letters

  • Lower case letters

  • Numbers

  • Symbols

Note
You must change the password every 90 days.

Information for completing Getting Started Tasks

After the installation finishes, the Windows SBS Console Home page displays a list of tasks that help you finish setting up your new server to meet the needs of your organization.

Information for connecting to the Internet

The Connect to the Internet task helps you set up your connection to the Internet. If your ISP provides a static IP address, a subnet mask, a default gateway, and a DNS server address to use when accessing the Internet, write that information on the Installation Worksheet. If your ISP does not provide this information, the router acquires the IP address from the DHCP Server service at your ISP.

If Windows SBS 2011 Standard establishes a connection to the Internet during installation, you do not need to complete this task.

Broadband connection

The IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, and DNS IP addresses are applied to the external interface of your router only if your ISP provides a static IP address for connecting to the Internet. Document the information that is provided by your ISP in the following table.

You must manually configure your router to use the static IP address. For information about setting up your router, see the documentation that is provided by your router manufacturer.

Figure 2 Router interfaces

In addition to the configuration settings that are performed by Windows SBS 2011 Standard during installation, you must follow instructions from your ISP for connecting your broadband device to the Internet.

Broadband Connection Information Your Information

External static IP address (if applicable)

________ . ________ . ________ . _________

Subnet mask

________ . ________ . ________ . _________

Default gateway

________ . ________ . ________ . _________

Preferred DNS server

________ . ________ . ________ . _________

Alternate DNS server (optional)

________ . ________ . ________ . _________

Alternate DNS server (optional)

________ . ________ . ________ . _________

Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet (PPPoE) connection

If yes, provide the following information:

Yes No

  • Service name (optional)

  • ISP user name

  • Password

Router firewall information

If the Connect to the Internet Wizard cannot automatically configure the settings on the internal interface of your router during installation, you receive an error message. The router firewall information table helps you set up the ports on your router that allow specific types of data through the firewall. If you need to allow custom services through the router firewall, such as services that are necessary for a line-of-business application or other application, you must get that information from the documentation for the application.

The following table is prepopulated with information about ports that are used by Windows SBS 2011 Standard services. Fill in the remainder of the table with your network-specific information. You can obtain additional port numbers from a list of well-known ports or from the documentation for your line-of-business application or other application.

Note

  • The Enable column contains Yes for the ports for the standard services that Windows SBS 2011 Standard enables by default. If Windows SBS 2011 Standard cannot enable these ports on your router, you can use the information in the table to enable them manually.

  • Fill in the Forward to IP address column with the IP address of the local network adapter on the server running Windows SBS 2011 Standard or the server running the application.

Important

It is recommended that you open ports on the router only if they support the requirements of your business.

Service or Application TCP UDP External Port Number Internal Port Number Forward to IP Address Enable?

SMTP

TCP

25

25

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

Yes

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) is a TCP/IP protocol for sending messages from one computer to another on a network. This protocol is used by the Internet to route email messages.

HTTP

TCP

80

80

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

Yes

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) is a protocol for carrying requests from a browser to a Web server and for transporting pages from Web servers back to the requesting browser.

HTTPS

TCP

443

443

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

Yes

Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) is a version of HTTP that encrypts data by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

HTTPS for RWA

TCP

987

987

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

This Secure Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTPS) port makes SharePoint Foundation 2010 websites viewable through Remote Web Access.

VPN

TCP

1723

1723

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

A virtual private network (VPN) uses the Internet to connect one or more computers to a large network, such as a business network. A VPN is encrypted, which helps ensure that only authorized people can access it.

RDP

TCP

3389

3389

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a standard set of communication rules that enables you to use your computer to connect to a computer that is located elsewhere.

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

192 . 168 . ________ . ________

Information for setting up your Internet presence

The Internet Address Management Wizard helps you purchase and register an Internet domain name. After you have an Internet domain name, the wizard configures Remote Web Access, Microsoft Exchange Server, and the Internet router so that they can use the domain name.

The wizard offers a choice of registrars that work with Microsoft to register domain names. If you purchase the domain name from a supported registrar, the Internet Address Management Wizard makes your new domain name visible from the Internet. However, if you prefer, you can purchase a domain name separately from a registrar of your choice, and then run the wizard to set up that domain name on your server.

When you run the wizard, you have the option to use a domain prefix. The default prefix is remote, and it separates remote access to Remote Web Access from your public website. For example, for Contoso Pharmacy, the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) for remote access would be remote.contoso.com.

When you are purchasing a domain name, your preferred name may not be available. You can write alternative choices in the following table, in case you need them. If your organization already has a domain name, you can use that name instead of purchasing another domain name.

Preferred domain name

Second choice

Third choice

Domain prefix (the default is remote)

Information for adding user accounts and computers

Before users can log on to the network, you must add a user account for each user. Record the information about the user accounts and the computers. Before you finish adding a new user account, you can associate an existing computer with the account. You are prompted for this information when you add user accounts and computers.

Important

All users must change their passwords the first time they log on to the network, and they must change their passwords every 90 days.

First name

Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer

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Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer

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Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer

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Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer

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Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer

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Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer

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Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer

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Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer

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Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer

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Last name

Email alias

Telephone number

Password

Client computer