[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

Several Issues with SBS2011 STD

Posted on 2012-09-21
17
Medium Priority
?
654 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-02
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
0
Comment
Question by:Blieswood
  • 9
  • 4
  • 3
  • +1
17 Comments
 
LVL 78

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 38421730
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Blieswood
ID: 38421774
Hello RobWill,

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

Is this not enough for completing the setup?
0
 
LVL 78

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 38421896
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.
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 60

Expert Comment

by:Cliff Galiher
ID: 38421976
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Blieswood
ID: 38421994
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.
0
 
LVL 78

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 38422108
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?
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Hypercat (Deb)
ID: 38422113
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.
0
 
LVL 78

Expert Comment

by:Rob Williams
ID: 38422127
Though SBS essentials uses 127.0.0.1 I believe SBS std prefers the actual server IP.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Blieswood
ID: 38422300
Well, I`ll check this and come back to you.
Thanks so far.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Blieswood
ID: 38432099
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?
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Hypercat (Deb)
ID: 38433199
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Blieswood
ID: 38433783
IPv6 is enabled on the Virtual Mashines NIC.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Blieswood
ID: 38433864
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!
0
 
LVL 38

Expert Comment

by:Hypercat (Deb)
ID: 38433872
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.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Blieswood
ID: 38440334
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!
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Blieswood earned 0 total points
ID: 38451484
See resolve at the Post linked above!
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Blieswood
ID: 38469674
Took to long to find out!
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: ZipGrep

ZipGrep is a utility that can list and search zip (.war, .ear, .jar, etc) archives for text patterns, without the need to extract the archive's contents.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way to say thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Many admins will agree: WSUS is is a nice invention but using it on the client side when updating a newly installed computer is still time consuming as you have to do several reboots and furthermore, the procedure of installing updates, rebooting an…
If you are a user of the discontinued Microsoft Office Accounting 2008 (MSOA) and have to move to a new computer running Windows 8, you will be unhappy to discover that it won't install.  In particular, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition (SSE…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
Windows 8 came with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from that interface was a Start button and Start Menu. Microsoft responded to negative user feedback of the Metro interface, bringing back the Start button a…
Suggested Courses

872 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