I'm installing Essential Business Server 2008 Standard in a virtual environment (Hyper-V Server 2008 RC) for testing. The Security Server installation stops during its Environment Checks, complaining that "The Installation Wizard cannot connect to the NETLOGON share on domin controller <EBS-MGMT.ourdomain.com>". Sure enough, the SYSVOL and NETLOGON shares don't exist on <EBS-MGMT>.
I virtualized our SBS 2003 server using SCVMM and it appears to be running normally. Planning and Preparation wizards completed without error, as did the Active Directory Schema update.
SBS 03 and EBS 08 will run virtually and use a Private network to keep them off the real LAN, though I did allow the EBS Management Server to connect to the Internet to download and install updates directly from Microsoft. I also tried the installation without allowing updates.
Management Server installation completed with no errors.
C:\Windows\sysvol\sysvol exists on <EBS-MGMT> but is not shared. Within that folder is a folder named <ourdomain.com>, but the icon for the <ourdomain.com> folder is the icon for a folder shortcut. To be clear: it appears to be an actual folder and not a shortcut.
The NETLOGON and SYSVOL shares exist and are visible and accessible on the virtual SBS server.
Any suggestions for what might be wrong with our SBS machine or with the EBS installation?