Windows & Interoperability: Windows SBS 2011 Powerful yet Pricey

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2011-02-17
 
 
 

Windows SBS 2011 Powerful yet Pricey

by P. J. Connolly

Windows SBS 2011 Powerful yet Pricey

Basic Setup Checklist

An administrator logging into SBS 2011 is presented with a task list that is broken down into initial setup chores and ongoing maintenance responsibilities.

Basic Setup Checklist

Network Setup Made Simple

Connecting an SBS 2011 server to the Internet is a simple process, thanks to the setup wizards for network connections and higher-level functions.

Network Setup Made Simple

Control at One's Fingertips

The SBS 2011 management console puts key features in a sidebar, with frequently accessed tasks in the main window.

Control at One's Fingertips

Set Storage Quotas

SBS 2011 allows administrators to apply storage quotas and other policies based on one or more templates, which can be modified as needed.

Set Storage Quotas

Folder Creation Done Right

Folder creation through the SBS 2011 console keeps security uppermost, by putting permissions and policies first.

Folder Creation Done Right

All in This Together

An SBS 2011 group of users can be strictly for e-mail purposes, or it can control access to network resources, or both.

All in This Together

Manage Updates Centrally

SBS 2011 includes Windows Server Update Services, which provides a central depot and management facility for patches and updates to the OS and other software.

Manage Updates Centrally

No-More-Tears Reporting

SBS 2011 comes with a variety of canned reports that cover all aspects of system status, offering everything from a high-level summary to detailed log files.

No-More-Tears Reporting

Patches

Patch management in SBS 2011 is made easy through the use of one policy for servers in the domain, and another for clients.

Patches

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