Rebuilding existing desktop with Windows 7 on SBS 2008 network

I have a user "Joe User" that have a desktop pc "Desktop1" currently connected to our SBS 08 server. We are about to rebuild (NOT UPGRADE) the desktop with Windows 7 client 32bit.

Nothing will change user or computer name-wise. Is there anything I need to do on the server side to ensure the user still have the appropriate rights and access to redirected drive data and file permissions?

Thanks

Jim


jjeffcoatAsked:
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
do you have SBS 2008 Update Rollup 3 installed on the SBS Server?
Also in order to use the http://connect  wizard on the Windows 7 machine after it's built, you must right click on IE and choose Run As Administrator
How are you dealing with the User Profile?
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jjeffcoatAuthor Commented:
SBS 2008 Update Rollup 3 - I don't believe so, I was pulled from IT Project Management to run a small server, so I fairly new to the details
No problem running as admin
I didn't plan on making any changes, whatever is there should be ok. If that is what you are asking. I just want to power down the desktop, install a fresh load of Windows 7, pull back some settings from the transfer wixard , power up the machine, give it the same name and user..... and be done. Oversimplified I'm sure...
Jim
 
 
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
If you do not install SBS 2003 Update Rollup 3 first, you cannot connect a Windows 7 machine using the http://connect utility
As far as the profile
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/transfer-files-and-settings-from-another-computer
 
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jjeffcoatAuthor Commented:
  • Rollup 3 was installed last September
  • Yes, I plan on using the easy transfer software to backup the basics, then move them back unto the new Windows 7 install. Everything except primary mail files and My Documents (which has been redirected to the server by default)
I guess my major concern is ensuring the computer links up to the correct redirect folder with the proper permissions...etc...etc.. I've tried to read 8 server books in 5 days and thought I ran across "something" about resetting a setting in active directory? but that could have been if the machine is being REPLACED
 
Jim
 
 
 
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Cris HannaSr IT Support EngineerCommented:
SBS 2003 had issues about setting up computer accounts.  SBS 2008 does not
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