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WSV203: Cloud Enabling your Small Business with Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora”. Michael Leworthy Senior Product Manager Microsoft Corporation. Windows Small Business Server Family. Windows SBS 2011 Essentials. Meeting C ustomer Needs. SBS 2011 Premium Add-on.

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wsv203 cloud enabling your small business with windows small business server code name aurora

WSV203: Cloud Enabling your Small Business with Windows Small Business Server Code Name “Aurora”

Michael Leworthy

Senior Product Manager

Microsoft Corporation

initial configuration oobe
Initial Configuration (OOBE)

Essentials focuses on simplifying the setup experience – less questions

Completes Initial Configuration of the server and then install Client Connector on each computer

connecting clients
Connecting Clients

Can be done by end user (do not need to be Administrator)

Install process starts from a Web page

Summary of Essentials steps:

Install .NET framework (if not installed)

Enter SBS network user name and password

Option to move existing local settings and data (user profiles)

Add Computer Description

Option to enable computer to wake up for client backups

user management and identity
User Management and Identity

Uses Active Directory for Authentication and Authorization

User created has username & password

Password Policy

Users can be standard user or Administrator user

Built-in “Administrator” account is disabled

Unified logon across all access areas

Optional Federation with cloud services

user experience
User Experience

Essentials only - All users interfaces are extensible by 3rd parties and support OEM customization

remote web access
Remote Web Access

Remote Web Access is the new name for SBS 2008 RWW

Provides secure remote connections to:


Shared Folders


Extensible with Add-ins


health monitoring and alerts
Health Monitoring and Alerts

Helps customers monitor the security status of their network


Target events to customer and/or VAP

3 severity levels for the events (informational, warning, critical)

Provide custom actions for addressing, if appropriate

server backup
Server Backup

Based on Windows Server 2008 R2 backup

Essentials key scenarios:

Single File Restore

Folder Restore

Server Bare Metal Recovery

Client Backup/Restore

Factory Reset (for headless)

client backup
Client Backup

Automatically backup all computers on a nightly basis

File and folder restore wizard

VSS writer for backup and restore of client backup database

Recover full system and data (bare metal restore) of backed up client computers to similar hardware

mac support
Mac Support

Mac/Apple clients are now supported out-of-the-box

Support for Leopard and above

Macs Support Initial Configuration, Client Connector, Dashboard, Launchpad (including health alerts), and Remote Web Access

Dashboard integration - Mac appears in Computerslist

Mac access to shared folders

Mac can use server as Time Machine backupdestination

Mac client side support for add-ins

Mac and iPhone support for Remote Web Access site

sbs 2011 edition comparison
SBS 2011 Edition Comparison

Both will be available in the standard channels as SBS today

system requirements
System Requirements

* Due to Exchange requirement

Both SBS 2011 Essentials and Standard follow the Windows Server 2008 R2 Logo program


SBS 2011 Essentials:

Does not use Client Access Licenses (CALs)

SBS 2011 Standard:

Uses Server and CAL licensing model ,where CALs can be assigned to Users or Devices

All External users also need a CAL

SBS Standard CALs can be used to access other Windows Servers and Exchange Servers on the domain

Premium Add-on:

Any authenticated connect to SQL Server requires a CAL, whether user is internal or external

session evaluations

Session Evaluations

Tell us what you think, and you could win!

All evaluations submitted are automatically entered into a daily prize draw* 

to the Schedule Builder at

* Details of prize draw rules can be obtained from the Information Desk.

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