Connect vista business laptop to SBS domain
Posted on 2009-02-24
Trying to connect a new laptop running Vista Business to SBS domain using connectcomputer wizard:
First time I ran it, specified a local profile to use for the wizard. It got to 2nd reboot, but the profiles _sbs_setup_ and [original profile name] were both there, applications were not installed - so basically the wizard did not complete.
followed TechSoEasy's instructions for getting rid of the SBS directory in programs and the sbs reg key, deleted the two profiles. Ran wizard again, with no local profile specified. Again got to 2nd reboot, didn't install apps, didn't complete: 2 profiles in users directorey _sbs_netsetup_ and TEMP.
On login, it says "Windows cannot find the local profile and is logging you on with a temporary profile. Changes you make to this profile will be lost when you log off."
Found some of the SBS server vista compatibility updates - but these address OWA (which he isn't going to use for now) and OUtlook 2007 (which he's not using)... but installed kb926505 on server. Haven't had a chance to retry since then - but I'm not expecting that to be the fix... unless you all tell me otherwise!
A couple of clarification questions on how this is meant to be done....
a) user is very mobile, to use ConnectComputer wizard requires disabling wireless and bluetooth NIC, presumably once connected to domain these can be re-enabled?
b) to set this up correctly (so he can have a unified experience on the domain and on the road), I just setup domain profile right? Will he be able to login with domain credentials even when offline? (I shouldn't have to set him up as a local user on the machine and login locally when he's on the road?).
Thanks much in advance