Several Issues with SBS2011 STD

Hello Experts,

we try to setup a Windows Small Business Server 2011 on a VM (vmWare).

This Server is running in a VIRTUAL NETWORK and has no connection to any Router, Switch or Client.
The Setup is made via vSphere Client console.

When I try to edit a Exchange mailboxprofile an I click in the 2nd row, the machine freezes and a hard reset is required:

Calendar settings, Mailboxfunctions, Mailtransfersettings
In the Event log are different errors listed:

 Different Errors on Serverstartup
 System Log
Is it possible, that the SBS2011 does not like a setup in a virtual network enviroment?

If you need any further informations, please do not hesitat to require them.

best regards from germany
BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Asked:
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BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Author Commented:
See resolve at the Post linked above!
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
SBS is fine in a virtual network but to complete setup it must have an active network connection.  It does not need internet access.  It can be simply connected to a switch with no other device connected.
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BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Author Commented:
Hello RobWill,

thank you for your quick reply.
The Server is connected to a vNic:
vNic

Is this not enough for completing the setup?
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
A virtual NIC is fine, but is it connected to an active switch or router? It needs to be able to 'poll' the network.  Having said that if not available you usually run into problems before this if not network is attached.
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Cliff GaliherCommented:
With ESX, the virtual switch is detected as a switch and SBS should be happy. I've not seen where a physical switch is necessary in that specific scenario.
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BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Author Commented:
As of now Iam not able to connect the server in the network, as this server will replace an existing server in the network. Before I need to configure it. An right now it is giving me a headache.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Some of those errors indicate you may have DNS sissue and may not have run the wizards,. Never manually configure an SBS server.  Have you run the "Connect to the Internet" wizard which will configure networking, DNS, and DHCP, and then the "Configure your Internet address" wizard which will configure Exchange, additional DNS, and your other SBS services?
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
On a normal setup, SBS 2011 configures the server NIC to use the loopback address (127.0.0.1) as the DNS server.  I'm thinking that this might be the issue, as it seems that the Exchange organization is having trouble finding the Active Directory on your server.  Try changing the DNS setting on the server NIC to the actual IP address of the server.
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Rob WilliamsCommented:
Though SBS essentials uses 127.0.0.1 I believe SBS std prefers the actual server IP.
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BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Author Commented:
Well, I`ll check this and come back to you.
Thanks so far.
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BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Author Commented:
We connect the NIC to the Physical network, change the DNS to his local IP and run the Internet Connection Wizard with Success! The Issues remains the same!

Any Ideas?
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Again check the properties of your NIC please on the virtual server (i.e., not the host physical NIC properties, but the virtual machine NIC), and make sure that IPv6 is ENABLED.  This behavior can happen if it's disabled.
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BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Author Commented:
IPv6 is enabled on the Virtual Mashines NIC.
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BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Author Commented:
We reinstalled the System 3 Hours ago, installed with Updates and connectet to ne Network incl. Internet Access, everything works fine, we done the Connection Wizard wich works well! Everything seems right, but the Issue stays the Same... its crazy!
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Hypercat (Deb)Commented:
Well, this is really strange.  A couple of new questions and suggestions:

1.  Check your Services control panel and list any services that are set to Automatic but are not started.

2.  Open your DNS management console and check to make sure that the correct AD elements and DNS entries are there for your domain. If you don't know or aren't sure, post some screen captures so we can take a look.

Frankly, I'm almost ready to suggest, since this is a fresh install and in a non-production environment, that you simply wipe the server and start fresh. The Active Directory on this server is not working properly, or there is some sort of configuration issue that is causing the Exchange services not to be able to find the Active Directory.
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BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Author Commented:
We wiped the machine and startet a new setup within a productive enviroment.

But there a still issues. I like to refer to: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Q_27880250.html

Thanks for your help in advance!
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BlieswoodH.O.A.C.O.P.L.A.S.D.Author Commented:
Took to long to find out!
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