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SBS 2008 Is it possible to install standalone with no router or internet access?

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I am trying to setup a standalone test machine running SBS 2008. We are trying to setup a 2 machine test network where i can demonstrate the client sending and email to the server and visa versa. The client will be running XP and the Server will be running SBS 2008.
The reason im not using Server 2003 is because Exchange is bundled. There will only be 2 machines and they will be used in a classroom enviroment to demostrate sending email.
When i try to install SBS it complains about having no local connection and i cannot complete the installation. The network card is compatable but it looks like SBS 2008 needs a router present during installation. There are no checkboxes to skip this stage.
Can anyone confirm if you can do a standalone install with no network connectivity. Ideally i would like to connect the client via a crossover cable

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Pete
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It does not need a router during installation, but it needs the network stack to be up, and this is only the case when there's another active component connected to the NIC.
In other words: no, you do not necessarily need a router/internet connection, but you do need a switch connected. A switch is not that expensive and way more reliable than a crossover connection.
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Thanks oBdA
Exactly what i wanted to hear, will do a quick test and assign the points
Thanks for the quick answer
Pete
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