Solved

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

Posted on 2011-03-16
2
572 Views
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Hi
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

Thanks

Pete
0
Comment
Question by:Jonesey007
2 Comments
 
LVL 82

Accepted Solution

by:
oBdA earned 500 total points
Comment Utility
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Jonesey007
Comment Utility
Thanks oBdA
Exactly what i wanted to hear, will do a quick test and assign the points
Thanks for the quick answer
Pete
0

Featured Post

Do email signature updates give you a headache?

Do you feel like all of your time is spent managing email signatures? Too busy to visit every user’s desk to make updates? Want high-quality HTML signatures on all devices, including on mobiles and Macs? Then, let Exclaimer solve all your email signature problems today!

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

Disabling the Directory Sync Service Account in Office 365 will stop directory synchronization from working.
Marketers need statistics and metrics like everybody else needs oxygen. In this article we explain how to enable marketing campaign statistics for Microsoft Exchange mail.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to join and promote the first Windows Server 2012 domain controller into an Active Directory environment running on Windows Server 2008. Determine the location of the FSMO roles by lo…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles to another domain controller. Log onto the new domain controller with a user account t…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

16 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now